Tonight at IAAC Hernan Diaz Alonso gave us a lecture questioning the role of the architecture in the current context. Hernan is principal and founder of the LA based design practice Xefirotarch. Considered one of the most influential voices of his generation, before becoming the Graduate Programs Chair at SCI-Arc, he has served for several years as Distinguish Professor ofArchitecture and the Graduate Thesis Coordinator atSCI-Arc. Currently he is the head studio professor in the“Excessive” post-graduate program at the Universitätfür angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria.
He was recently honoured by Yale University with the Louis I. Kahn VisitingAssistant Professorship of Architectural Design for fall2010 and by the American Institute of Architects as theEducator of the year in 2012. Diaz Alonso has lectured at major institutions around the world and has been included at the Venice and London Architecture Biennale. His architecture designs have received numerous awards and have been displayed in both architecture and art museum exhibitions. In 2005, he was the winner of PS1MoMa’s Young Architects Program (YAP) competition.
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