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"Passable Orographies" Workshop-Encounter / AAAB

By: Vibok Works24/04/2013"Passable Orographies" Workshop-Encounter / AAAB
Tags: CollaborationsPhoto: Ricardo Devesa / Francisco Leiva.

Last week we celebrated the "Passable Orographies" Workshop-Encounter at the Agencia de Apoyo a la Arquitectura in Barcelona, in order to "fabricate" the book dedicated to Grupo Aranea.

Organized by Ricardo Devesa, the session focused on the topics of environment and landscape in the work of Aranea. The meeting counted with the participation of Olga Felip, Erica Sogbe, Irma Arribas, Xavi Bustos, Pau de Solà-Morales, Jorge Yeregui, Eugeni Bach and Jordi Adell, as well as Francisco Leiva, Ricardo Devesa and Paula Álvarez. Critical analysis of a big bunch of carefully selected projects quickly brought up to a lively discussion on architectural project process and the problematic of the execution and building work. At the end we came to the conclusion that there is a generational change in Spain as well as a big challenge, as there is a real difficulty for new discourses and approaches to reach a grade of visibility in accordance with their real prominence. Happy to work with such a great team!


As you probably know, Passable Orographies is built as one more of Aranea travel notebooks, which fluently connect the different sides of Grupo Araneas' work: building, projects, drawings and docence. We are "fabricating" the book along a route that pass across Barcelona, Seville and Alicante. These cities are the scenario for three workshop-encounters where we are discussing three topics related to the focus and interests of the studio. An important part of the book is being generated in these meetings. Conscuently the workshop-encounters are being hosted in singular spaces opened to the city and connected to architecture and close activities. 

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We are honored to start our route at the AAAB which these exceptional guests. Soon we will give news about the next stop!

This book seeks support through crowdfunding at book-a. If you're interested in co-financing or acquiring it please click here.

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