MAA Inauguration – Opening Lecture Thom Mayne

IAAC today opens its doors to the public for the inauguration of the Master in Advanced Architecture 2011-12. The inauguration of the Master will start with special short speeches from the invited participants:

Antoni Giró, Rector, Politechnic University of Catalunya, UPC
Antoni Vives,
Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, Barcelona City Hall
Javier Nieto
, President, IAAC Board of Trustees,

while Thom Mayne will Open this year´s MAA Lecture Series with his lecture :

¨Questions (on the continuity of Contradiction)¨

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis as an interdisciplinary and collective practice involved in experimental design and research in 1972.  Mr. Mayne is also co-founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Distinguished Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design.  He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2010, appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2009, and honored with the American Institute of Architects /Los Angeles Gold Medal in 2000.  With Morphosis, Mayne has been the recipient of the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize, 26 Progressive Architecture Awards and over 100 American Institute of Architecture Awards. Morphosis works have been published extensively. The firm has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and 25 monographs.

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