PRODUCTORA at the Mexican Pavilion of Venice Architecture Biennial 2018

The curatorial proposal for the Pavilion of Mexico at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennial entitled Echoes of a Land emphasizes the geographical, imaginary and cultural burden of Mexican architecture.
The Official Selection is the product of an open call, in which 213 projects were entered and 21 were selected that represent Mexico in Venice: Oscar Hagerman + CANO VERA; Alejandro Guerrero, Andrea Soto | ATELIER ARS; Communal: Architecture Workshop + Onnis Luque; Isaac Broid + PRODUCER; Hector Barroso Workshop; Juan Carral Architecture; Carlos González Lobo + María Eugenia Hurtado; Manuel Cervantes Céspedes; Jsa | Javier Sánchez + Aisha Ballesteros; Macias Peredo Study; Enrique Norten | TEN architects; Workshop 6a | Alejandro Sánchez García, Mariza Flores Pacheco; HE; MMX study; Workshop | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo; Javier Muñoz + Mario Peniche + Augusto Quijano + Alejandro Vales + Jorge Carlos Zoreda; GDU: Urban Design Group; Enrique Lastra de Wit; ALA Study; Escobedo-Soliz; Alonso de Garay | ADG Workshop.
The Pavilion will be exhibited until November 25 at the Old Naval and Military Complex known as “The Arsenal” in the city of Venice, Italy. The exhibition was curated by Gabriela Etchegary y Jorge Ambrosi.

BAG Guatemala Architecture Biennial 2018

Victor Jaime from PRODUCTORA participates as speaker in the BAG 2018- Architecture Biennial of Guatemala, that will take place on May 29, 30 and 31 at the Lux Theater of Guatemala City.

Lecture in Hermosillo, Sonora

Víctor Jaime participates in EIT! Talks Project, giving a lecture on April 13, 2018, at the facilities of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Sonora Norte (Hermosillo, Sonora)

Lectures in Texas

Abel Perles gives a lecture  in the CAPPA Auditorium at School of Architecture in the University of Texas at Arlington, on Friday, April 13, 2018. http://www.uta.edu/cappa/ Also In AIA Fort Worth (American Institute of Architects), as part of Perspectivas, LiA (Latinos in Architecture) is hosting a lecture by Abel Perles of PRODUCTORA at  Kahn Auditorium at the Kimbell Art Museum https://kimbellart.org/ on Saturday April 14, 2018

PRODUCTORA at final reviews in COLUMBIA and YALE

Wonne Ickx of PRODUCTORA will attend on April 30 and May 2nd, 2018 to the final reviews at GSAPP – Columbia University in New York for Tatiana Bilbao and Kersten Geers (OFFICE KGDVS). On May 3rd and 4th, 2018 he will attend to the final reviews at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven for the studios of Tatiana Bilbao and Pier Vittorio Aureli.

PRODUCTORA presents ‘Columbus Table’ for MANIERA at the Design Week Milan 2018

During Fuorisalone 2018, ALCOVA opens the doors of one of Milan’s most historic panettone factories to the public for the first time. There MANIERA will show its newest furniture pieces designed by two young architecture studios: Mexico City based PRODUCTORA and the Milanese duo Piovenefabi. PRODUCTORA presents the Columbus Table, a further development of the Columbus Circles installed for the inaugural Exhibit Columbus 2017 in Columbus, Indiana. Similar to the Circles, the aluminum side table is defined by basic geometric shapes and minimal material operations. The piece explicitly seeks relations to its immediate context, by allowing the table to embrace existing corners.
ALCOVA, Via Popoli Uniti 11 – 13, Milano (IT) / From April 17 to 22, 2018 (daily 11 am – 7 pm) / Aperitivo on Thursday 19 April (5:30 – 8:00 pm) / www.alcova.xyz / www.maniera.be

PRODUCTORA receives SILVER MEDAL AWARD for PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

On Friday April 20, Wonne Ickx receives -on behalf of PRODUCTORA- the Silver Medal Award for Professional Excellence from Tau Sigma Delta, the architecture honor society at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The honor is awarded to ‘a professional with a record of distinction in the field of architecture’. Previous recipients include Barbara Bestor, Greg Lynn, and Michael Maltzan. A lecture and presentation of the award will be held in the IDC (Interim Design Center) at Cal Poly Pomona, California starting at 12:00 pm, as part of the ARC SPRING LECTURE SERIES.

Above The Volcano, UCLA, Los Angeles

Wonne Ickx will teach again an Advanced Topic Studio at UCLA this fall quarter. The studio is entitled ‘Above The Volcano’ and will investigate the relation between architecture and topography through the modernist development Jardines del Pedregal (Rocky Gardens) in Southern Mexico City.

Fall Quarter at UCLA, Los Angeles

Wonne Ickx will start teaching again at UCLA this fall quarter. The 401 Advanced Topic Studio will research the early work of Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The studio is called: ‘The Doubts of Ricardo Legorreta’.

Teaching at UCLA, Los Angeles

Wonne Ickx will start teaching at UCLA as visiting professor for the winter quarter. The Advanced Topic Studio is called ‘A Hole in the Earth’.