Lecture Series 2011

Fall 2011


November 21, 2011 at 7 p.m. - NewSchool Auditorium

About Lorenzo: Imbesi has been teaching and researching at Sapienza University of Rome in Italy since 1997. His profession interests in design culture focus on its critical expressions and theoretical implications from other disciplines connected with contemporary knowledge society and the social, cultural and ethical impact of new technologies and artifacts.

Winter 2011


February 25, 2011 at 6 p.m. - Museum of Natural History in Balboa Park About Bjarke: Ingels launched Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001. For three years Ingels worked at OMA in Rotterdam. While there, he created a series of award-winning design projects and buildings that established his reputation as part of a new generation of architects who combine shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility and humor.

Recently, Ingels was rated as one of the 100 most creative people in business by New York based Fast Company magazine. Alongside his architectural practice, he has been active as a visiting professor at Rice University’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is currently visiting Professor at Harvard University where he is teaching a joint studio with the Business School and the Graduate School of Design.

Ingels was awarded the European Prize for Architecture in 2010, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004 for the Stavanger Concert House, and the Forum AID Award for the VM Houses in 2005. The Mountain, a concept for providing housing and parking space, received numerous awards including the World Architecture Festival Housing Award, Forum Aid Award and the MIPIM Residential Development Award.

Ingels studied architecture at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura in Barcelona, receiving his diploma in 1998. As a third-year student, he set up his first practice and won his first competition. From 1998-2001 he worked for the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam.

About the Lecture: Ingels delivered a lecture to NewSchool of Architecture and Design students on his architecture and how the evolution of political, economic, and social issues in today’s society is manifested in architecture designs. The insightful and at times humorous presentation, “YES is More”, highlighted the evening presentation, Friday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Natural History in Balboa Park. About Alberto: Dr. Alberto Garín is professor in residence and head of the department of Urbanism and History of Architecture at Spain’s Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM).


January 21, 2011 at 1 p.m. - NewSchool Auditorium

Dr. Garín is internationally known as an expert on art history, contemporary architecture and pre-Colombian colonial Guatemalan architecture. The award-winning architect has authored two books: “El Ultimo Mar de Isabel”(The Last Sea of Isabel) and “Vacias Solidaridad” (Empty Solaridity). Dr. Garín earned his master in history and arts and archaeology from the University of Paris, Panthèon- La Sorbonne, and his doctoral degree at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, one of NewSchool’s sister universities in the Laureate International Universities (LIU) network.

About the Lecture: The visit is part of the faculty exchange between NewSchool and UEM where Dr. Federico Von Borstel from NewSchool will be in residence at UEM during the 2011 Spring Semester. Image: Bjarke Ingels