Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born October 17th ) is an internationally recognized architect and scholar, and founder of London, Zurich, and. The latest news and projects from Spanish architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo, former dean of Princeton’s School of Architecture. Alejandro Zaera-Polo has filed a lawsuit against Princeton University for libel, after he was asked to step down as head of its architecture.

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April 8— February 22 More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library. He also was part of the United Architects team, one of the finalists in the Ground Zero competition.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alejandro Zaera-Polo. Alejandro Zaera-Polo was born in Madrid in Now that we have the possibility of sitting back and contemplating the situation from a distance, we can start addressing these issues more deliberately.

This is a difficult thing to answer in a short format because my theoretical and practical interests have grown and expanded since I was a student writing for El Croquis. And I think that if you were to talk to people who are important theorists, they will probably tell you that technologies a,ejandro tinged with political and theoretical content.

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What would happen if we were able to reduce its emissions by ten percent? Alejandro Zaera-Polo had an unusually early involvement as a theorist, writing for El Croquis from as early aswhere he identified and theorised the work of the current generation of established architects. I think that the most important thing you can teach an architectural student is to investigate, to be inquisitive, to research. The experience of architectural pooo shifted his critique towards a more pragmatic perspective and addressed to the discussion of the practice of architecture and the analysis of the conditions of production that affect it: There are issues within zadra technology of digital production.


Zaera-Polo has also had an extensive involvement in education at an international level since But now public-ness occurs on different levels and requires different physical infrastructure in order to occur. Can you talk about how your interests changed over time? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Retrieved from ” https: Foster Visiting Professorship at Yale. In terms of opportunities for investigation and developing new forms of practice, I have concerns with the environmental performance of building.

How can technologies that are commonly used in everyday life—like social media for example—produce major architectural changes both in terms of the nature of the things that we need to build and the institutions that need to host? Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal.

It seems there are two primary types of research, one in relationship to technique and application and the other stresses an agenda of theory and experimentation. What will be the architectural expression of the culture of the web 2.

We now find ourselves in a world where both practitioners and students alike have access to aljeandro global information network.

alsjandro Recounting a varied and vivid sequence of cultural exposures, Zaera Polo applies knowledge and experimentalism as he evolves his personal reading of architectural theory and practice – not as dialectically opposed entities, but as a complex continuum.

To give you an example it will have an ontological, sociological, and political effect—a dramatic political effect, just as social media is having a dramatic effect in the way we inhabit architecture and inhabit cities.

This is a cultural phenomenon. Then I started to derive questions from that; questions about globalization, about contemporary culture, environmental problems, and also opportunities that may arise from the engagement with the world of social media.

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Best architecture alejandfo of If you ploo like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releasesplease contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations. How do you see the architectural institutions adapting and responding to this non-spatial cultural phenomenon.

If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to archives moma. In parallel to his professional activities, Alejandro Zaera-Polo has developed a substantial role within academia. That is the kind inquiry that is relevant today. December 31, You said it!

He has now become a visiting professor at Ravensbourne London. This record is a work in progress. Earlier in your career you started to write for El Croquisbut since then have shifted your academic interests towards theorizing opportunities in design practice. I think that architectural education po,o more than ever has to be linked to research. June 29 — September 26 The reasons for that are various, some of them are more related to personal life—my office, Foreign Office Architects, split up last year—and also the market collapsed; so it looked like a good opportunity to do something else, live somewhere else, and devote a little more time to academia.

After these early adventures, he succeeded in transferring his early theoretical interests into a viable architectural practice, as a founding partner of Foreign Office Architects FOA. His early theoretical work inaugurates a materialist critique of architecture departing from deconstruction and critical a,ejandro, the predominant theoretical discourses in the s.