Open Program 2013


RCR Landscapes

Curator Emiliano Roia

Program Audiovisual and Photography

Venue Espai Barberí, Calle Fontanella 26, 17800 Olot (Girona)

Dates From August 3 to 30, 2013

RCR Landscapes is a collection of photographs that the Italian architect Emiliano Roia made in August 2012, during the International Workshop of Architecture and Landscape organized by RCR Arquitectes. The workshop offered the participants the extraordinary possibility of spending a whole month in the RCR studio, Barberí Space, and sharing with them ideas, design, conferences and excursions to discover their art. When Emiliano Roia went to Olot he was already familiar with most of the works they were going to visit, since they have been widely published. However, the actual experience changed his idea of what he expected. Experiencing projects in their own place is always something unique: the scale of the building or space, and the general atmosphere of the place played a crucial role in my impressions. His pictures are interpretations of these impressions. They are his memories of these places.

The collection of photographs that are part of the exhibition have been published in a catalogue edited by the RCR BUNKA Private Foundation. The book, supervised by RCR, shows the photographs of the exhibition along with other photographs of the work of RCR, the experience of the workshop, and the inspiring Barberí Space. The book contains a prologue by the same author and an interview with RCR.

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Invited Artist

In Spiral

Invited Artist Daniel Terzano

Venue Barberí Space, Calle Fontanella 26, 17800 Olot (Girona)

Dates From August 3 to 30, 2013

Cartography and experience mark the action of the Barberí Space. It is inevitable to remember the Jorge Luis Borges’ On Exactitude in Science, where he identifies the perfect map with an artifice superimposed on the territory with a one-to-one relationship. Question of scale. And hand. Because Daniel Terzano does just that with his models: 1:1 scale transcription made by passing his arm through the body of the individual. Directly. By touching. The position of the model (both its position and the position relative to the canvas), the gesture and the attitude are relevant. That he provokes by playing with the space he occupies, transforming it at every moment. Transforming the space according to the time of day. According to the light. According to the music he puts. Depending on the position of the frames (which can be closed to the artist and the model in a space of a few square meters while distressing music is playing, or to limit practically all the clean space, the light always goes down because of the pavement of sand, or move to the model literally touching the fabrics already worked), according to the degree of interaction. According to the desire they put. And there are almost sixty models to provoke, upset, motivate. To take from the context of an absorbing work so that they realize that, without this degree of dispersion, nothing of what they do will make sense.

Each situation that lives (or causes) each model is collected in a single continuous line. Quick. The superposition of all these strokes is the equivalent of the land movement project, to the bathtub that the footprint of a building leaves on the ground. Being able to read an urban space, a city, through this superposition of footprints (those of a given moment, the accumulation of these throughout history) give an approximate idea of ​​what a canvas by Daniel Terzano can be. As in a map, the space collapses in two dimensions. It is foldable and transportable. Like a map, its deployment creates a space that is directly related to who looks at it. And that allows you to relate to the object mapped without intermediation. To trace this map the weapon has been instinct. Initial conditions, a starting point and enough flexibility to create a first place from what is already there.

Full text by Jaume Prat on the blog arquitectura entre d’altres solucions


Daniel Terzano García (Ibiza, 1975) is an architect from the School of Architecture of Valles of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), 2005. In 2000 he obtained an Erasmus Scholarship for the Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He has directed the magazine of the ETSAV for which he has interviewed architects such as Enrique Norten and Peter Zumthor. He has collaborated with leading studios in Spain such as Ruiz Larrea y Asociados in Madrid or Espinet / Ubach Arquitectes i associats in Barcelona. In 2003 he was a professor of the Introduction to Architecture course at ETSAV. From 2008 to 2009 he studied the master’s degree in Art History of Architecture and the City of the Josep Maria Rovira Chair. He is currently writing his thesis on creative processes and projecting a house in Timimoun la Rouge in Algeria from his own studio in Barcelona. He has designed the scenography for the play by Marcos García Barrero Que al fin respire. He continues to paint human cartographies of his friends and carve out logs of firewood.

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Invited Artist Daniel Terzano

Venue Espai Barberí, Calle Fontanella 26, 17800 Olot (Girona)

Date August 29, 2013

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Joan Nogué

Professor of Human Geography at the University of Girona
Program Architecture and Landscape
Lecture The Re-encounter with the Site: Change of Paradigm, Society and Landscape

Joan Nogué (Hostalets de Bas, 1958) holds a Chair as Professor of Human Geography at the University of Girona and has been until 2017 director of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia. He gained his PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and extended his studies in the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA, under the direction of Professor Yi-Fu Tuan. He has been a visiting professor at several European and American universities. He works in two major lines of research: the geographical and territorial thought and the analysis of the landscape through cultural studies. He has published several books and numerous articles in international journals of recognized prestige as Geopolítica, identidad y globalización (2001), Las ‘otras’ geografías (2006), La construcción social del paisaje (2007), El paisaje en la cultura contemporánea (2008) y Entre paisajes (2009). He is co-director of the collection Landscape and Theory published by the editorial Biblioteca Nueva de Madrid and is a current collaborator of the supplement Cultura’s of the La Vanguardia. He has been awarded with the Rey Jaime I Award of Urbanism, Landscape and Sustainability in 2009 and with the Joan Fuster Essay Award for the book Paisatge, territori i societat civil in 2010.

Observatori del Paisatge de Catalunya

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Ramon Bosch & Bet Capdeferro

Founders of estudi bosch.capdeferro
Special Mention as Emerging Architects at the Mies van der Rohe Award 2011
Program Architecture and Landscape
Lecture Toponymies

August 8, 2013

Ramon Bosch (Girona, 1974) graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona in 2000.

Bet Capdeferro (Girona, 1970) graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona, 1999, and holds a master in landscape architecture from the ETSAB, 1998.

bosch.capdeferro was founded in 2003 in Girona. Their professional activity has always been accompanied by teaching in Barcelona, Zurich and Girona, supporting from theory and research the development of the planning and constructive process. Their work has been recognized in the FAD Awards and selected in several editions of the European Biennial of Landscape. In 2002 they won the Prize of Young Architects of Catalonia and in 2010 and 2012 the Girona Architecture Award. In 2011 they were awarded the ASCER Ceramics Prize and the special mention as Emerging Architects from the Mies van der Rohe Award.

estudi bosch.capdeferro

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Josep Maria Montaner

Architecture Critic
 Architecture and Landscape
Lecture RCR and the Landscape: Ecotopes and Field of Crop, Diagrams and Atmospheres

August 13, 2013

Josep Maria Montaner (Barcelona, 1954) is PhD Architect and holds a Chair of Architectural Composition of the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC). He codirects with Zaida Muxí the master Laboratory for Housing of the 21st Century. He has given courses and lectures in Europe, America and Asia. He is the author of more than thirty books, some of them several times reissued, such as Después del Movimiento Moderno (1993); La modernidad superada (1997, new revised and expanded edition 2011); Arquitectura y crítica (1999); Sistemas arquitectónicos contemporáneos (2008), and Arquitectura y política. Ensayos para mundos alternativos (2011, with Zaida Muxí), all of them issued at Editorial Gustavo Gili. He collaborates in the newspapers El País and La Vanguardia, for what he has received the National Award of Urbanism to the journalistic initiative 2005 of the Ministry of Housing, and publishes in national and international journals. Currently he is part of the Government of the Barcelona City Council and is, among other charges, Councilor of Housing.

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Ryue Nishizawa

Partner at Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA.  Founder of Office of Ryue Nishizawa
Pritzker Prize 2010
Program Architecture and Landscape
Lecture Recent Work

August 28, 2013

 Riuye Nishizawa (Tokyo, Japan, 1966) graduated in architecture from the Yokohama National University, 1990. In 1995, together with Kazuyo Sejima, he founded SANAA, and established his office in 1997. His own works include Weekend house (1998), Moriyama House (2005), House-A (2006) and Towada Art Center (2008), all located in Tokyo. SANAA’s main works include The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa (2004), The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (2006), Rolex Learning Center (2009) of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and The Louvre Lens (2012) in France. He was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2010.

SANAA / Office of Ryue Nishizawa

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