Lecture by Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe
Date: Monday 18th February 2013
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Place: Lecture Theatre (QA080), Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Queen Anne Court, University of Greenwich, Old Royal Navy College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS
Benjamin Garcia Saxe’s ‘A Forest for a Moon Dazzler’ won first prize in the private house category at World Architecture Festival (2010) held in Barcelona.
‘The architect addressed the practical and emotional needs of his mother’s security by creating a home for her to occupy alone, while also satisfying his inventive curiosity with a new form of bamboo moucharabieh screen that responds to movement and light. In his narrative there was sincerity in how the character and needs of the client related to the final architectural outcome,’ said the jury.
Benjamin will be speaking about this project, on more recent projects such as ‘Containers of Hope’ and give an overview of his practice.
A talk and workshops will be held during February 2013 to accompany the exhibition. For up-to-date information and booking details please go to the gallery web pages on the South London Art Map:
The Baasher Ghor/ Bamboo House projects will be shown as part of the Stephen Lawrence Gallery‘s programme for the coming year.
This latest group exhibition runs from 21st January – 28th February 2013, will present research and archive gathered over the last year, with a focus on incubating ideas in the form of new artists and designers collaborations within the gallery space.
To accompany the exhibition we are looking for expert researchers and practitioners to give a lecture and carry out workshops involving the public. Please contact us or the gallery curator directly.
Curated by Saif Osmani
An international research-based exhibition looking at the multiple ways in which bamboo has been abbreviated in a context of space, in place-making and within the process of establishing national boundaries. Each project explores cross-cultural interaction and linkages forged through material and spatial syntax, in the formation of cultural codes and future identities across borderlines.
Parallel Horizons stems from Baasher Ghor/ Bamboo House, an on-going collaborative platform which brings together 35 practitioners from four continents, including architects, artists, designers, sculptors, photographers and oral historians, with the aim of rediscovering stories and narratives misplaced through human migration and interpolation.
A talk and seminar will be scheduled during the exhibition.
All Baasher Ghor projects will be showing in the Danshui District of Taipei from July – August 2011.
As part of an international curatorial residency, field research is being carried out looking into the regional response to bamboo in the urban districts of the city and aboriginal village settings. The programme is expected to accumulate in an exhibition and talk in the first week of August.
If you would like to know more, please email us.