Pedro Gadanho Discusses Politics November 8 2012 at STudio-X


Netlab Director Kazys Varnelis will be discussing architecture and politics with Pedro Gadanho, curator of contemporary architecture at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Studio-X. 

Just after Hurricane Sandy, the U. S. presidential election and in the wake of Gadanho's first show at MoMA, "9 + 1 Ways of Being Political: 50 Years of Political Stances in Architecture and Urban Design," the discussion will address the discipline's recent over-identification with dominant political regimes, the possibilities for new movements in politics (for example, Occupy NY) and architecture (such as architecture fiction) and the impact of extreme weather on politics and architecture. 

Coming to MoMA from Lisbon, architect, curator and writer Pedro Gadanho holds a masters in Architecture from the University of Oporto, a masters in Art and Architecture from Kent Institute of Design in the UK, and a Ph.D. in Architecture and Mass Media from the University of Oporto, where he has was also a professor of Architecture.

He is the editor-in-chief of Beyond, Short Stories of the Post-Contemporary and was the curator of international shows such as Space Invaders, for the British Council, London, and Pancho Guedes, An Alternative Modernist, for the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel. He is the author of Arquitectura em Pœblico (Dafne, 2011), and the co-organizer of the 1st International Conference on Architecture and Fiction: Once Upon a Place. He maintains a blog at Shrapnel Contemporary.

Studio-X is located at suite 1610, 180 Varick St, New York, NY.

The event begins at 6.30.