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A School of Architectural Thinking ·

1972 – 2022, Recollecting the past 50 years to reimagine the next 50 ·

A School of Architectural Thinking ·

1972 – 2022, Recollecting the past 50 years to reimagine the next 50 ·

A School of Architectural Thinking ·

1972 – 2022, Recollecting the past 50 years to reimagine the next 50 ·

A School of Architectural Thinking ·

1972 – 2022, Recollecting the past 50 years to reimagine the next 50 ·

Enric Ruiz-Geli: What is it? What is it to be “indigenous”? Right now . . .

W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
March 29, 2023 at 6:00pm
Image by The Watermill Center

Image by The Watermill Center

Enric Ruiz-Geli, born in Figueres, is architect by Barcelona’s School ETSAB-UPC and Founder and Principal Architect of Cloud 9, a studio based in Barcelona since 1997.

Enric Ruiz-Geli and Cloud 9 studio enact an interdisciplinary approach to architecture, including multiple collaborations with: theater director Robert Wilson, theorist and philosopher Paul Virilio, visual artist Frederic Amat, artist and scientist Zush/Evru, ceramist Toni Cumella, designer and educator Simon Taylor, artist Inma Femenía, performer Pep Bou, sculptural designer Pere Gifre, soundscape musicians Josep Manuel Berenguer and Rioji Ikeda, architect Frei Otto, landscape architect Margie Ruddick, physicist Josep Perelló and Neil Gershenfeld, fashion designer Bless, photographers Daniel Riera and Iwan Baan, economist Jeremy Rifkin, and most recently El Bulli chef Ferran Adrià.

CaixaForum Valencia by Enric Ruiz Geli / Cloud 9, Photographer Máximo García de la Paz

CaixaForum Valencia by Enric Ruiz Geli / Cloud 9, Photographer Máximo García de la Paz.

Ruiz-Geli’s teaching experience includes the roles of Director of the Self-Sufficient Buildings Studio at IAAC, MasterTutor of Diploma Unit 18 at the Architectural Association, and most recently Full Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech. Currently, Ruiz-Geli is developing his PhD dissertation It’s All About Particles with RMIT.

Cloud 9 works are represented in the collections of MoMA in New York, CCA in Montreal, FRAC Centre Collection in Orleans, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Empordà Museum in Figueres, and Design Hub in Barcelona.