We are very happy to announce that DPR-Barcelona, publisher of our The Kent State Forum on the City: MADRID book and developer of its augmented realities content, was part of the “Radical Pedagogies” team, coordinated by Beatriz Colomina (Director of Graduate Studies, Ph.D. Program at Princeton University, School of Architecture). The team was awarded a Special Mention for contributing to the section Monditalia at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, directed by Rem Koolhaas. DRP-Barcelona conceived an interactive exhibition wall at the international exhibition in Venice.
Iñaki Ábalos, director of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and chair professor at the Madrid School of Architecture, has been appointed curator for the Spanish Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Ábalos proposes a critical strategy centered on the idea of the ‘Interior’: “There is no architecture without an interior. There can be no architectural idea without thought of an interior in all its orders. The interior speaks of space, and space is by definition the theme of architecture.”