We are glad to share with you one of our latest collaborations, "Interactive Geographies: Productive Landscapes in the metropolitan Area of Barcelona", a book comissioned by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (ESARQ-UIC).
"Interactive Geographies" is dedicated to the Final projects developed by Esarq's students during the 2013/2014 academic year. The book accompanies the exhibition displayed at the Oval Room of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, under the same title. These Final Projects have been guided by architects Alberto Estévez, Miquel Lacasta y Juan Trias de Bes, with the collaboration of teachers from various technical areas. Vibok Works has elaborated the editorial and graphic design and the book's production. The exhibition will take place from 22 to 27 of July in the Oval Room of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.
All the final projects focus on the metropolitan area of Montcada i Reixac, an estrategic place of territorial confluencies that offers an important opportunity to be reconverted as a lunge for the city of Barcelona. The architectural projects seek to build the identitiy of this landscape taking advantage of its geographic logic.
It is a real a pleasure to collaborate with this project, because of the quality of the works and the integral approach proposed in the academic program. We wish to congratulate the Esarq's team for both the results and the effort to communicate and discuss the work.
Professors: Miquel Lacasta and Marta García Orte (Montcada Vortex); Juan Trias de Bes and María Barcina (Catalysts) and Alberto T. Estévez ( Breeds of Buildings). Department of culture and publications of the ESARQ-UIC: Marta Poch, Jordi Roviras, Manuel Arenas and María Matamala.
Vibok Works is an independent editorial practice devoted to promoting critical thinking and discussions on architecture and the built environment through books, exhibitions, installations, debates, and other publishing formats and projects. Our works are conceived of as long term experiments that combine editing, research, art, architecture, design and narrative.