Madrid-based architect and visual artist Luis Úrculo will lecture at Kent State University, Florence Program on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 7 pm. He will be introduced by Marco Brizzi, professor of Architecture and Media at the school.
Úrculo studied architecture at the ETSAM Technical School of Architecture in Madrid, at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and at the Institute of Design in Chicago. In 2006 he established his own studio. Since then, Urculo’s videos have become well known and highly respected throughout the architecture industry.
He develops a work of small and indefinite architecture in an opened format. “I no longer know what architecture is and what an architect should do”, says Úrculo. “I am interested in the peripheral side to architecture, the processes, developments and approaches that can be manipulated, sampled and translated into other scales, adapting to the composition of the project, creating new scenes/ experiences / expectations not contemplated previously.”
He completed projects of diverse format among others for Philippe Starck, Absolut, Renault, Saffron, Redbull, Zara, Fabrica, Domus, Davidelfin, Mansilla & Tuñón, La Casa Encendida, Matadero, Rolling Stone, X Bienal of Architecture and Urbanism. All projects where the boundaries between graphics, architecture, design are questioned.
For more information on Luis Úrculo’s production, please visit his website.