Stories & Projects

Public lecture: Flexibility or Death


In November 2018, Umeå School of Architecture invited the public to four Wednesday Open Lectures with architects Josefin Wangel, Rocío Pina, Javier Sánchez Merina and Art Historian Halldóra Arnardóttir.

About the lecture: Our cities don't need anymore architects whose concern is for the cosmetic. Our cities urgently need architects who will train their spaces and resources if they are to continue evolving in to the future. Rocío Pina has been training spaces these last 10 years with Enorme Studio involving all kinds of agents and practices to encourage their intrinsic diversity.

About the lecturer:   Rocío Pina (Spain, 1984) Architect and urban designer, is co-founder at Enorme Studio and associate professor in several design schools. Her office is well known by their radical approach to architecture, city and people. They design and builds architecture projects based on industrial systems and typological innovation, as well as performs participation dynamics in the domain of space construction. Their aim is to foster alternative ways to examine urban issues and to motivate the creation of a proactive citizen culture. They design and apply tactical urbanism tools that transfer teamwork strategies and collective thinking dynamics into public and private space design and management. Their aim is to give the city back to citizens as an emotional, plural and relational space.

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