July, 13th to 17th.
THE AUTHOR AND HIS WORK.
(Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santander Lectures)
"Seeing and Performing"
Emilio Tuñón, Luis Mansilla.
The course, taught by Emilio Tuñón and Luis Mansilla (winners of 2007 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - the Mies van der Rohe Award), covers the work of the architects from the inception of the Mansilla+Tuñón studio in 1992 to the present day. In nine lessons, their work will be scrutinized in a double structure, every day focusing on one of five different territories of the architectural occupation: vision, thought, process, action and future. Within each one of these categories, the first part of the lesson will focus on the theoretical and general aspects, while the second lesson will focus on M+T’s production, or architectural imagination. Movie screenings will complement each topic, serving to expand and introduce a posterior dialog. A third transversal, structural layer, surveying past architectural pieces through the eyes of other architects and artists, weaves throughout the course up to the final lesson, which will focus on the challenges that the future, already almost present, provides us. Challenges that provide, first and foremost, an opportunity and a source of inspiration for their work.