The architect, Professor Fuensanta Nieto, will present the conference “Time Dialogues” on April 8
Fuensanta Nieto will speak at 4 p.m., Friday, April 8, at Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250, Vol Walker Hall on the U of A campus, as part of the Spring Lecture Series at the Fay Jones School of Architecture. and Design. The conference will also be available for watch live via zoom.
Nieto is a founding partner of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, with offices in Madrid and Berlin. She is also a professor at the European University of Madrid.
The Fay Jones School Spring Lecture Series is presented in conjunction with Location Logan internationally recognized online journal of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning.
In his lecture, “Time Dialogues”, Nieto will present the ideas, projects and works of his company as a dialogue between art, city and landscape.
The works of the firm are designed independently, at different times. They are the result of varying conditions, places and programs. At first glance, we are probably more attentive to what distinguishes them than to what can unite them. Only when put together, like pieces of an imaginary jigsaw, do they seem to reveal what unconsciously connects them: fragmentary processes that suggest perhaps fictitious, but not unreal orders.
And yet, precisely because architecture is always the result of an interpretation of multiple and seemingly unrelated circumstances that end up resembling each other, the projects are a reflection of each other, like an unforeseen result of a game of mirrors. unending.
Nieto graduated from the Technical University of Madrid and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University in New York.
From 1986 to 1991, she was editor-in-chief of the architectural journal Architecture, published by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. She lectures on architecture and participates in juries and symposia in various institutions around the world.
As well as being widely published in international magazines and books, the firm’s work has been exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia in 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2012; at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 2006; at the Kunsthaus in Graz, Austria, in 2008; and at the MAST Foundation in Bologna, Italy, in 2014.
The company is the winner of the 2007 National Prize for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, the 2010 Nike Prize (from the Bund Deutscher Architekten), the Aga Khan Prize for Architecture in 2010, the Piranesi Prize of Rome in 2011, the Museum European of the Year Award in 2012, the Hannes Meyer Award in 2012, the AIA Honorary Fellowship in 2015, the Alvar Aalto Medal in 2015, and the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts in 2017.
The company’s major works include the Madinat al-Zahra Museum in Cordoba, Spain; the Moritzburg Museum in Halle, Germany; the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastián, Spain; the Zaragoza Convention Center in Zaragoza, Spain; the Martin Chirino Foundation in Las Palmas, Spain; the extension of the Joanneum Museum in Graz, Austria; the Contemporary Art Center of Cordoba, Spain; and the Arvo Pärt Center in Laulasmaa, Estonia.
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is currently working on projects in several countries. These include the extension of the Archaeological Museum in Munich, Germany; the extension of the Sorolla Museum in Madrid; the Montblanc Haus in Hamburg, Germany; the Vanguard Archive in Dresden, Germany; the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Girona, Spain; and the Cité du Théâtre in Paris.
Four monographs have been published on the firm’s work: Nieto Sobejano: memory and invention (Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany, 2013), Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano: Architecture (Spa Mondadori Electa, Milan, 2014), Nieto Sobejano: Architecture 2004-2017 (TC Cuadernos 131/132, Valencia, Spain, 2017) and Arvo Part Center & Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos: a common denominator (ArchiTangle GmbH, Berlin, 2020).
This is the Ernie Jacks Lecture, sponsored by Marlon Blackwell Architects.
The school is seeking continuing education credit for this conference through the American Institute of Architects.
This conference is open to the public. Admission is free, with a limited number of places. For details on how to watch the lecture online, please visit the Fay Jones School website conference page. To register for the entire online lecture series, fill out this form on Zoom.
For more information, contact 479-575-4704 or fayjones.uark.edu.