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Turncoats #5: Paper Architecture
Fri, 17 March 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Architectural education has given into theoretical speculation, social activism and a tsunami of new technologies producing nothing more than hollow concepts, naive ideals and flashy renderings. Where is the eye for detail, materiality and technical skills? Do students a favor and teach them to do more than dream.
Erick Villagomez is the Editor-in-chief at Spacing Vancouver and founding principal of Metis Design|Build. He is also an educator, independent researcher and designer with academic and professional interests in the human settlements at all scales.
Shelley Long is a landscape designer at HAPA Collaborative and adjunct professor at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Alexander Mercer has a diverse background in philosophy, history and the humanities, and is currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Design at UBC.
Misha Das is a M.Arch student at UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. His background is in political science, economics, business and entrepreneurship.
Doors open at 6.00pm, debate will start around 6.30pm