Mark Manders – Room with Broken Sentence

Wonne Ickx contributed with a text to the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition of Mark Manders at the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale, 2013. The Dutch pavilion showcases Room with Broken Sentence, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, an exhibition that covers a 23-year span of the artists activity, combining existing installations with a spectacular four-meter-high monumental new work. The publication published by Roma Publications contains a large number of contributions creating an interesting multiple perspective on the work of Manders. The authors are: Maxwell L. Anderson / Maria Barnas / Stephan Berg / Achim Borchardt-Hume / Saskia Bos / Philippe Van Cauteren / Doryun Chong / Penelope Curtis / Birgit Donker / Nickel van Duijvenboden / Peter Eleey / Douglas Fogle / Gary Garrels / Jeffrey Grove / Hans den Hartog Jager / Jan Hoet / Laura Hoptman / Wonne Ickx / Toby Kamps / Yukie Kamiya / Mami Kataoka / Vincenzo Latronico / Maaike Lauwaert / Jean-Hubert Martin / François Piron / Philippe Pirotte / Yasmil Raymond / Hans Rudolf Reust / Lon Robbe / Dieter Roelstraete / Ralph Rugoff / Nancy Spector / Susan Lubowsky Talbott / Mirjam Varadinis / Olga Viso / Joel Wachs / Ida van Zijl / Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, each reflecting on an individual piece.

Lecture at Harvard, Graduate School of Design

Wonne Ickx will give a lecture called ‘In between projects’ at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Boston. The lecture will take place in room 124 at the Gund Hall on Monday March 25, at 6:00 PM and will be moderated by Luis Callejas. The talk will both focus on the work developed at PRODUCTORA as on the exhibition program established through LIGA, space for architecture.

Studio reviews at UCLA

Wonne Ickx will attend as an external critic to the studio reviews at UCLA, Los Angeles on Tuesday March 19th. The morning review concerns the Advanced Topic Studio by Georgina Huljich (P.A.T.T.E.R.N.S.) which is called ‘Divergent Monoliths & The Mute Icon’. In the afternoon Wonne Ickx will be present at the Advanced Topic Studio of visiting professor Niall McLaughlin, entitled ‘Do Undo Do’.

Emerging Voices 2013, Architectural League of New York

PRODUCTORA is selected for the 2013 Emerging Voices Series of the Architectural League of New York. From the press release: ‘Each year the League selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work that represent the best of their kind, and address larger issues of architecture, landscape, and the built environment. Being named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League is one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture, and the program has a superb track record over its thirty-year history of identifying and nurturing firms that go on to have influential practices. This years jury included Henry Cobb, Paul Lewis, Kate Orff, Thomas de Monchaux, Annabelle Selldorf, and Adam Yarinsky. Emerging Voices is organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach.’ The winning firms are: Cao-Perrot Studio of Los Angeles and Paris; DIGSAU of Philadelphia; dlandstudio of Brooklyn; Gracia Studio of Tijuana and San Diego; MASS Design Group of Boston and Kigali, Rwanda; Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects of San Francisco; PRODUCTORA of Mexico City; and SO-IL of New York City. Winners will present lectures in March at the Scholastic Auditorium in SoHo. In April the League will also present online features about the firms that explore their work through interviews and video. PRODUCTORA will talk on Thursday, March 28, 2013 / ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE OF NEW YORK

Upcoming Talks in Mexico

Course of lectures ‘Viernes de Cetto’, Taller de arquitectura Max Cetto, UNAM, Mexico City, April 19, 2013 / The Young Architecture Biennal, Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cajeme (ITESCA) San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, April 24, 2013 / Architectural congress ‘Ciudad y Territorio Sustentable’, Universidad Vizcaya de las Americas, Campus Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, May 17, 2013.

Publications in Argentina: PLOT and SUMMA+

The work of PRODUCTORA was published in two specialized magazines of Argentina. SUMMA+ no. 125 (October 2012) publish the project of the Mobile Art Library A47 and SUMMA+ no. 126 (December 2012) dedicates an article of Diaz House in Valle de Bravo. The magazine PLOT no. 10 also makes a review to PRODUCTORA and shows the projects Mobile Art Library A47, Diaz House and House in Chihuahua.

IAC 2013 – Distopia LAB, Maracaibo

PRODUCTORA is invited to give a lecture at the IAC 2013 congress (IBEROAMERICA – ARQUITECTURA Y LA CIUDAD 2013) in Maracaibo, Venezuela, organized by Distopia LAB. Other invited practices are: Solano Benitez (Paraguay), PKMN (Spain), Alvaro Puntoni (Brasil), Eva Franch (Spain, EEUU), CTRL+G (Colombia) and Henry Vicente (Venezuela). The conferences will take place on February 21 and 22 at the Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela.