09-22-11

Jorge Otero-Pailos Workshop

Join us at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative for a workshop on “Preservation and Creativity” with Jorge Otero-Pailos this coming Wednesday (9/28) at 8:30am. Preservation is often seen as lacking architectural design creativity, or worse, as standing in the way of it. This workshop will explore the ideas about creativity that undergird this prejudice, and invite participants to consider new ways in which creativity might be rethought to formulate a more productive engagement between architecture and preservation.

The workshop will last a little over an hour, and a light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to srugare@kent.edu so that we have a count and so that we can send you some brief texts that will be discussed.

Jorge Otero-Pailos Workshop
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
8:30-10:00 am
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200

Jorge Otero-Pailos (Madrid, 1971) is a New York based architect, artist and theorist specialized in experimental forms of preservation. He is tenured Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. He is the Founder and Editor of the journal Future Anterior. His artworks have been exhibited in international shows such as the Venice Art Biennial, and are in the collections of major museums and foundations. His works and writings have been published in international publications such as Art in America, Artforum, Architectural Record, Volume, and others. His work rethinks preservation as a powerful countercultural practice that creates alternative futures for our world heritage.