Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Free event, all are welcome. Please RSVP for reception food counts.
Presented by Latinos in Architecture.
About the presentation:
Ronald Rael, Associate Professor at University of California, Berkeley, presents from his book Borderwall as Architecture, a series of designs that challenges the intrinsic architectural element of a wall charged by its political context. Rael’s work is a protest against the new border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
About the presenter:
Ronald Rael, Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, established his creative practice, Rael San Fratello, in 2002. Rael San Fratello is an award-winning studio, co-founded with Virginia San Fratello, whose work lies at the intersection of architecture, art, culture, and the environment. In 2014 Rael San Fratello was named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League of New York. Rael is the author of Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and the forthcoming Borderwall as Architecture.
About the exhibit:
Rael’s presentation coincides with the opening of Latinos in Architecture’s “Perspectivas 2015: Playing with Urban Fabric,” an exhibit which aims to showcase the work and talent of architects, urban planners, interior designers, artists, and related fields practicing in the Bay Area. The body of work not only addresses and defines PLAY within an architectural context, but also how PLAY can be integrated into the urban fabric, such us public spaces or objects that can bring the concept of Play to the viewer or spectator.