Spring 2015 students reporters_week 5

BCN NEWS:

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Open llibrary – Introduction to contemporary thought

MACBA February 2 – 23

Beginning on February 2 and continuing each Monday throughout Febraury,  visitors will be introduced to the work of a contemporary thinker.

The works feature Karl Marx (2/2), Walter Benjamin (2/9), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (2/16), and Maurice Blanchot (2/23). The work will be described through a reinterpretation of the concepts described by each thinker to help to understand their value to contemporary views.

The topics focus on an evolution of social-cultural ideals that are intended to stimulate the thought processes of the participants and provide an alternate perspective of the cultural environment of the day.

Reporting:

Matthew Himler, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

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Javier Peñafiel. Pánico esnob

Location: etHALL 

Joaquin Costa, 30, Raval

Dates: Tue Feb 10 – Sat Mar 14

Price: FREE

This exhibition is conceived from a selection of notebook drawings. These various drawn texts and written drawings are dramatized via a delicate artificiality. They are supported and attached to the wall by magnets, in particular positions of balance. This way they distance themselves from the wall and are treated as objects of specific and diferent weights.

Reporting:

Melanie Sage, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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1 Day 1 Photo

Location: Arts Santa Monica 

Les Rambles, 7, 08002 Barcelona

Dates:  Jan 1 – April 12 2015

Price: FREE

Opening on the 10th of February is the 1 day 1 photo exhibit at Arts Santa Monica. 31 photographers took one photo on the same day of each month of the year. A Catalan proj­ect, but employing some non-Catalan photographers, the exhibit will surely capture the spirit of the people of Cataluña despite the diversity of its contributors.

Reporting:

Matthew West, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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EUROPE NEWS:

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Pilsen  2015 European Capital of Culture

In January the city of Pilsen in the Czech Republic launched its program as the European Capital of Culture for 2015. The event featured a grand performance of light, music and Ḁlm as the yearlong festival kicked oἀ. The feature event was held in the new Pilsen theater. The concert also included public contributions as those at the festival used plastic tubes to play along with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy performed by the orchestra. The exhibition will oἀer a variety of cultural shows and performances along with a festival entitled “9 Weeks of Baroque” that will focus on multiple genres from the Baroque Era. For the 2015 year, Pilsen is sharing the honor of being the European capital of Culture with Mons in Belgium.

Reporting:

Matthew Himler, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

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Paris Museum Pass

Price: 2-day pass – €42, 4 days – €56 or 6 days – €69

If you’re visiting Paris and planning on cramming in as many museums and monuments as possible, the Paris Museum Pass is a good way to save both money and time. The pass o°ers direct access to 60 of Paris’s most iconic sights, and allows you to skip past the long ticket queues. Whether you plan to visit the iconic Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and Pompidou Centre, or to take your time exploring the city’s sites, there’s an option for everyone.

Reporting:

Melanie Sage, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Confict, Time, Photography

Location: Tate Modern

Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Dates: Sun Feb 8 – Tues April 14

Price: £13.10

A new exhibit in London challenges the way war can be portrayed, and the way in which we engage with photo-graphs so that we actually see the inconceivable.  Photos and artifacts from all over the world come together in this exhibit to make the viewer feel both heart broken and awe-inspired, according to critics.

Reporting:

Melanie Sage, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Richard Deacon

Location: Tate Modern

Dates: 5 February – 27 April 2014

Price: £11.00

A major exhibition of the Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon, a leading British sculptor, best known for his large, lyrical open forms.

Deacon is known for his large, indus­trial-esque abstract sculptures, and for his inspiration by poetry and philoso­phy.

The exhibition at the Tate focuses on Deacon’s interest in materials and their manipulation.

See video of Tate shoting the artist http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/tateshots-richard-deacon

Reporting:

Matthew West, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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BAC SEMINARS NEWS:

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City & Cinema, Barcelona, Design Philosophy

On Monday, students were introduced to Celia Marin’s class titled City and Cinema.

The class centered on por­trayals of Barcelona in film. Students were able to note similarities between the Barcelona of then and now, while noting the distinct identity that the city had in the past.

Reporting:

Matthew West, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Building Techology block 2

In the first lecture of the second block of Design Communication  / Building Technology seminar, the professor Pia Wortham, gave the students an in depth look into the history of the most prominent building technologies in the world and how they have evolved to create the buildings and structures we have today. The students also discussed how construction history applies to their own studio project.

Reporting:

Amanda Adkins, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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BAC STUDIO NEWS:

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During the Phase I review of the Project for LaEscocesa redevelopment in the Poblenou neighborhood the students ofered new approaches to the reinvention of the area. Scenario 1 focused on developing an “Axis of the Arts” between the Rambla del Poblenou and the Rambla de Prim to connect two pedestrian areas and create a corridor along which many interventions and developments could occur.

Additionally they have proposed new programs for La Escocesa which focus around culinary and visual arts with the intention of providing greater community access to the arts and an opportunity for the residents in the area to live in a more lively cultural environment.

Reporting:

Matthew Himler, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

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