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18:00 (CET) /19:00 (EEST)
23 April 2020
Speakers: Jesse LeCavalier/LECAVALIER R+D
Deborah Lopez, Hadin Charbel/PAREID

The contemporary scene is in a unique moment [independent but certainly reinforced by the current global pandemic] where current technological, historical, and ethical lenses can be used to scrutinize and evaluate the very physical artifacts and remnants that have shaped our bodies, landscapes, and ways of thinking. Treading on the realms of the post-human, the post-industrial, the post-anthropocene, Post-F(r)ictions is a lecture and a talk between LeCavalier R+D and Pareid that is simultaneously retrospective and projective; using their current researches and practices as vehicles for exploring these often forgotten and unseen landscapes, their contingencies, and futures.

Jesse LeCavalier,LECAVALIER R+D explores the architectural and urban implications of contemporary infrastructure. He is the author of The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment (University of Minnesota Press, 2016) and is associate professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto where he directs the Ph.D. program. LeCavalier was the Daniel Rose Visiting Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Architecture and a Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan. His work has been exhibited at the Seoul Biennial, the Oslo Triennial, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Deborah Lopez and Hadin Charbel are architects and founders of PAREID; an interdisciplinary design and research studio. Together, they lead Research Cluster 01 in the B-Pro program at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London entitled "Monumental Wastelands", which is currently focused on exploring the imminent changes associated with permafrost thaw in the Arctic and its implications across multiple scales and domains.

Their research has been featured at conferences in the United States and Europe including ACADIA 2016 and 2017, Technarte Art+Technology Conference 2017, COCA 2017. They were awarded second prize for their pavilion competition entry 'Expired Beaut' for the Tallinn Architecture Biennial 2019 and will be exhibiting their longest and ongoing project 'Fol(i)cle' at the 2020 Spanish Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale