Circus 192: The condition of the difficult

In its 192nd edition, the magazine CIRCO published a text by Carlos Bedoya Ikeda, titled ‘The condition of the difficult’/’La condición de lo difícil’. Circo is a publication edited by CIRCO M.R.T. Cooperative of ideas, originally integrated by: Luis M. Mansilla, Luis Rojo and Emilio Tuñón. With the collaboration of Jesús Vassallo. You can download the edition in (serie 8 – the freedom of fragments).

Exhibition In between projects at Woodbury University, Los Angeles

On April 8, 2014 PRODUCTORA’s exhibition ‘In Between Projects’ will open its doors at The WEDGE Gallery, Woodbury School of Architecture in Burbank (Los Angeles), California. In the exhibition PRODUCTORA is presenting 9 un-built projects that have a clear relation to geometry and mathematical composition. Large-scale models, made in collaboration with students at Woodbury University are presented together with black and white CAD drawings that clarify the main conceptual aspect of the building. The simple positioning of the framed drawings, renderings and wooden models on the exhibition floor, avoids all museographic rhetoric and presents the work as autonomous objects in space. The title ‘In Between Projects’ relates to the ongoing development of a common formal vocabulary that underlies the circumstantial aspects of each individual project. This exploration is presented through an image loop of preliminary study models of the projects presented. Ultimately, the exhibition underscores the studio’s belief that strong geometric compositions and clearly legible buildings allow architecture to maintain its value through unpredictable shifts in context and program over time. The exhibition is curated by Donatella Cusmá and Bojána Bányász, faculty at the School of Architecture and principals at Claret-Cup. Participating students are: Francisco Salgado, Roger Garcia, Jeanna Casale, Tecola Robinson, Chelsea Cammarata, Yumin Zeng, Casaundra Quackenbush, Isle Keijser, Melania Gourehzar, Mitzi Hernandez, Maria Belen Avigliano, Shabnam Peida, Annette Chang,, Meng Ting Sun (Jojo), Narine Ataian, Omar Montelongo, Stephen Nguyen, Alena Eisen, Adileni Lopez. Adress: WEDGE Gallery / Burbank Campus, Woodbury School of Architecture, 7500 N. Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91504. Until April 25, 2014. / EXTERNAL LINK – WOODBURY

CEMEX Awards – Nicaragua

Carlos Bedoya from PRODUCTORA will be part of the jury to evaluate the projects participating in the Cemex IX Edition Award in Nicaragua. The jury will meet next May 8 in Managua, Nicaragua.

Exhibition ´Formal Consequences’

The Mexico-City-based architectural studios at103, Ambrosi+Etchegaray and PRODUCTORA join forces to present the exhibition ‘Formal (con)-sequences’ during MEXTROPOLI, the first festival of architecture in Mexico City. The exhibition opens its doors on March 20, 2014 (19.30pm) at Milan 44, Colonia Juarez, Mexico DF. The exhibition remains open until March 30.
Wonne Ickx also assisted last Friday Feb 28, at Sci-Arc as external critic to studio led by Marcelo Spina (P.A.T.T.E.R.N.S.) and Elena Manferdini and last Monday, March 10 at Woodbury University at the ‘Tectonics 2 Detail Design’ studio led by Donatela Cusma and Bojána Bányász.

Reviews – Los Angeles

Wonne Ickx will be an external critic for the final reviews at UCLA of Johnston Marklee’s studio on February 19th together with Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston are currently visiting professors at the University of California Los Angeles Department of Architecture and Urban Design during the 2014 winter quarter: the title of the studio is ‘Cities of Artificial Extrusions’, examining the intersection of two urban models – the Continuous City and the Discontinuous City.

Lectures – Mexico

Abel Perles gave a lecture in the 20th International Congress of Architecture and Interior Architecture at Universidad de Las Americas in San Andres Cholula, Puebla, the past 19 of February, 2014 / March 5, Victor Jaime will give a lecture in the conference at the Universidad Motolinia of Pedregal (Mexico City).

Dallas Architecture Forum, Dallas TX

Carlos Bedoya will give a lecture on February 20, 2014 at the Magnolia Theatre (West Village) in Dallas TX. The lecture is organized by the Dallas Architecture Forum and will start at 7.00pm.

Rice Design Alliance, Houston TX

PRODUCTORA is one of the 4 invited firms to be part of this years Spring Lecture Series organized by the Rice School of Architecture and the Rice Design Alliance in Houston, Texas. The other selected firms are Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu (Gent, Belgium), Selgascano (Madrid, Spain) and Philipp Schaerer (Zurich, Switzerland). Architect Carlos Bedoya, principal of PRODUCTORA will give his lecture on February 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Brown Auditorium in the Caroline Wiess Law Building at the Museum of Fine Arts. At 6:00 pm a pre-lecture reception will take place.

Material Art Fair – Mexico City

The artist Iñaki Bonillas and PRODUCTORA collaborated in designing the stand for PRINTED MATTER, NY (the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books). Visit at Hotel Hilton, Reforma 70, Centro Historico, Mexico City from February 6 to 9, 2014. / Printed Matter

Pablo Bronstein at REDCAT, Los Angeles

PRODUCTORA is providing architectural support for the exhibition of the Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein. The artist, based in London, specialises in architectural sketches in ink and gouache, set in ornate frames and depicting imagined buildings incorporating styles from 18th century France and the 1980s. For this exhibition a series of expandable furniture-cabinets are being developed that will be activated through a dance performance. / Images from REDCAT