SCI-Arc Graduate Programs Director Hernan Diaz Alonso will lecture in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday, September 27, at the 8th address of ADDTHOUGHT hosted by the Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory (ADDLAB) on the Aalto University Campus.
On Saturday, September 29, Diaz Alonso joins an all-star cast of renowned architects in the Never Again Resistance? Steinhaus Architecture Workshop and Symposium 2012, dedicated in Memoriam GŁnther Domenig. Taking place in Steindorf, Austria, the symposium features Hitoshi Abe, UCLA Architecture Chair; Marcos Cruz, Director of the Barlett School of Architecture; Hernan Diaz Alonso, SCI-Arc Graduate Programs Chair; Peter Ebner of UCLA Architecture; Kurt W. Foster of Yale School of Architecture; Mark Mack of UCLA Architecture; Thom Mayne of Morphosis; Peter Noever, Curator-at-large, Vienna; and Georg Wald of Haus der Architektur, Klagenfurt.
The event celebrates the act of architectural resistance in a time of so called austerity and developer-driven expectations. Is architectural innovation dead? What are the trends of architecture resistance? Can and should architects engage in sociocultural change or stick to aesthetic issues? What is anti-norm of today? International students, architectural educators and practicing professionals will discuss these issues and more during a workshop and symposium.