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Iñaqui Carnicero designed this home in Los Peñascales, Madrid, Spain.
Iñaqui Carnicero designed this home in Los Peñascales, Madrid, Spain.

Spanish architect Iñaqui Carnicero will be on campus Friday, October 11, to deliver a lecture exploring the relationship between architecture and economics.

Carnicero’s appearance is part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series and a result of a partnership between the UT College of Architecture and Design and the Embassy of Spain’s Cultural Office.

The 5:30 p.m. lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be in McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. An archived webcast of the event will be available online.

Carnicero’s lecture, “Second Hand Spaces,” will examine the two extreme architectural situations seen in Madrid over the past two decades—the development of new infrastructures and public buildings followed by the re-examination of existing architecture sparked by Spain’s economic crisis.

Carnicero has a rich career as an architect and design professor and is recipient of numerous accolades. They include the 2009 Rome Prize, the 2011 Emerging Architecture Award Architectural Review, the 2012 FAD Spanish Architecture and Public Opinion Award, the 2012 Hauser Award, and the 2012 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record.

His work includes a building for C.E.U. Polytechnic University in Madrid; the restoration of an Arab tower in Guadalajara, Mexico; and a cultural multiuse center in a former slaughterhouse in Matadero-Madrid, Spain. He has lectured at Cornell and Rice Universities; the University of California, Berkeley; Cervantes Institute in Prague; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the London Roca Gallery.

The lecture is co-presented through the generosity of SPAIN arts and culture, the official Spanish cultural program in the United States, and the Spain-USA Foundation. Together, they bring Spanish creativity and cultural heritage to institutions in the United States.

Design professionals who attend Carnicero’s lecture may receive continuing education credits. UT students also may receive supplemental experience hours in the Intern Development Program of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

The series will also include the following lectures:

  • October 14: John Christakos, founder and CEO of innovative furniture company Blu Dot, will present “Design from the Inside Out.” Collaboration is central to Blu Dot’s design process, which strives to bring good design to as many people as possible. Christakos will talk about his company’s inventive use of materials, playful sensibility, and fabrication and assembly strategies.
  • November 4: Pavel Zoubok and Rachael Lawe will present “Collage Culture: From Picasso to Facebook.” The pair is from the International Collage Center, an organization dedicated to the research and presentation of collage in its various forms. This provides narrative through collage that is both aesthetic and cultural. The lecture is given in partnership with the UT School of Art.

All lectures are archived and available for viewing online. Past lectures included internationally acclaimed landscape architect Peter Walker and Preston Scott Cohen, the Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture and former chair of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

To learn more about the College of Architecture and its events, visit the website.

C O N T A C T S:

Kiki Roeder (865-974-6713, kroeder@utk.edu)

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993, lalapo@utk.edu)