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02.29.12 | SCI-Arc, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Ricardo de Ostos: Ectoplasmatic Manifestations

Wednesday, February 29, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Peter Zellner

Ricardo de Ostos is co-founder of London-based NaJa & DeOstos, an architectural studio exploring symbiotic relations between emerging cultural patterns and architectural narratives. With a strong research-based design focus attitude, Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos seek to generate an adventurous—and sometimes excitingly dangerous—but beneficial built environment through critical and challenging speculation. Jackowski and de Ostos are Unit Masters at the Architectural Association and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Together they are authors of The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad (Springer, 2007) and Pamphlet Architecture 29: Ambiguous Spaces (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008).

"Between dream and nightmare Ectoplasmatic Manifestations presents architectures that respond to extreme infrastructures unveiling a catalogue of spatial tales of horror and hope. The lecture will discuss architecture as a body for manifestation of narratives of the phantasmagorical public, horrifically entertaining and toxically green, while at the same time interrogating the role of the architect in relation to contentious environments and contemporary pervasive technology."