Borja Ferrater participates in the virtual talk “Facing the crisis: World Architects and the Crisis” along with Jorge Bleier from Roca International, chaired by Francisca Pulido, AOA directress, and David Basulto, founder of the Architecture Platform.
During the ‘Architectures on the Waterfront’ exhibition. The Mies van der Rohe Foundation and Architects for Architecture, in collaboration with Barcelona Regional, proposed ‘Ideas on the Waterfront, a series of conversations in Petxa-Kutxa format on the present and the future of the Barcelona coastline. As part of Architecture Week 2020, Carlos Ferrater participates in the edition ‘from home’, due to the state of pandemic. These transformation projects are put forward to stimulate reflection on the constructed surroundings and their value through the dissemination of architectural activity, knowledge, experience and discussion.
Núria Ayala takes part in the on-line colloquium “Architecture in evolution” to talk among the main architecture firms about how the current situation has affected work dynamics, customer requirements, a view of the sector and positive contributions from the group to minimise the impact, as well as to think about possible strategies for a rapid recovery of activity.
The tragic situation in the world (especially in our European environment today) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is radically transforming all aspects of people’s daily lives. Work, social relations, economy, education, sport and housing are just some of the many aspects of this unprecedented crisis caused by an invisible enemy. The origin of these transformations is surely circumstantial. However, the radicality with which they are being implemented points to a larger and more lasting impact, in which the perception of time and space is deeply changed. If this material is used to make architecture, in the face of the true health tragedy, we are left the option of taking a proactive attitude from our discipline that draws on the sinister thrust of this dystopian scenario to make out a world that, if not better, is at least different.