Sameness in Architecture

Christian Parreno - Sameness in Architecture, or the Architecture of the End of History: BIG and Moshe Safdie in Quito

Monday 18 February 2019 / 12.30 - 14 uur
Campus Mutsaard, aula Dieperik
Mutsaardstraat 31
2000 Antwerpen

Parreno will provide insight into the acquisition and development of the first project by the Bjarke Ingels Group in Latin America, exploring how sameness relates to historical processes of globalization Bjarke Ingels, trained at the office of OMA in Rotterdam, has rapidly risen to stardom in architecture. With large-scale projects throughout Western Europe and the United States, the firm is truly a global architecture practice. The decision to provide the opportunity to build in Quito is a familiar story played out throughout other areas in the world.

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About Christian Parreno

Christian Parreno is assistant professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He holds a PhD from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and an MA in the Histories and Theories Programme from the Architectural Association. His research focuses on the relationship between architecture and conditions of boredom and sameness, as components of the modern built environment.