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The Nature of the City by Ricardo De Ostos

Subject: Architecture
Speaker: Ricardo De Ostos
Date: Feb 17, 2014 At 18:30
City: Beirut
Address: Architecture Lecture Hall, AUB

The Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut cordially invites you to a public lecture on ‘The Nature of the City’ by Ricardo De Ostos on Monday the 17th of February at 6:30pm in the Architecture Lecture Hall on the ground floor of the Dar Al-Handassah Building.

Ricardo de Ostos is co-founder of London based NaJa & deOstos, an architectural studio exploring symbiotic relations between emerging cultural patterns and architectural narratives. With a strong innovative digital design focus including popular participation they create an interactive architecture, in both small and large-scale projects, through critical and challenging speculation. NaJa & deOstos have run workshops and lectured widely in countries like Brazil, Korea, USA, Turkey and throughoutEurope. Since 2012 they are involved in the development of the European Design Innovation Policy.

Ricardo de Ostos was appointed curator ofthe Brazilian Pavilion for the London Festival of Architecture in 2008 and 2010. He studied architecture at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and also holds a master of architecture degree from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, England.

Nannette Jackowski and Ricardo de Ostos are Unit Masters at the Architectural Association and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Together they are authors of The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad (Springer, 2007) and Pamphlet Architecture 29: AmbiguousSpaces (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008).

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