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June 4, 2013

Tatiana Bilbao to speak in Dublin

Booking hasopened for a forthcoming talk by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao, the second in the NEWNOWNEXT free architectural talks series featuring current and next generation architects from across the globe. Tatiana Bilbao will speak at the Samuel Beckett Theatre on Tuesday June 18 at 6.30pm. The title of her talk is ‘The Way Things Go’.

Tatiana Bilbao (Mexico) has been fascinated by space and her surroundings since childhood. Now one of Mexico’s most relevant architects, she enjoys global recognition, with projects as diverse as a beach house with the artist Gabriel Orozco, a masterplan for an art-filled botanical garden, a research building for a technical university and a spiritual refuge in Mexico’s Jalisco Mountains. According to the New York Times, “her work is a welcome reminder that sensitive architecture doesn’t have to be meek and unimaginative”.

Tatiana Bilbao’s talk is part of NEWNOWNEXT, a series of 12 architectural talks over the next three years, all free to the public, to shine a spotlight on great architecture from around the world and here at home. Other architects featured in the series in 2013 include: ecological urbanism pioneer Jeanne Gang (USA), Dan Stubbergaard (Denmark), founder of COBE Architects, 2012 winners of Scandinavia’s prestigious Nykredit Architecture Prize and known for ambitious metropolitan developments; and Andrew Griffin and Maxim Laroussi of Architecture Republic (IRL), with offices in Dublin and Copenhagen, who operate in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design.

All NEWNOWNEXT talks are open to the public and free of charge. Booking required at http://newnownext-2.eventbrite.ie/#.

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