Talk | Verdant Sculpture

Alserkal Residency invites you to Verdant Sculpture, a conversation between Colombian landscape architect Luis Callejas, AUS architecture professor Faysal Tabbarah and former Alserkal residents Civil Architecture (Ali Karimi and Hamed Bukhamseen) as they discuss their practices and the changing relationship of the architectural object to nature.

Civil Architecture

Civil Architecture is a cultural practice preoccupied with the making of buildings and books about them. CIVIL asks what it means to produce architecture in a decidedly un-civil time, presenting a new civic character for a global condition. Since its founding by Hamed Bukhamseen and Ali Ismail Karimi, the practice has attracted a strong following for their provocative works and their offer of an alternate future to a nascent Middle East.

Luis Callejas

Luis Callejas is an associate professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He is an architect, founding partner and former director of Paisajes Emergentes and founder and director of lcla office.

Having obtained diverse recognition in multiple public space design competitions, Luis Callejas was awarded with the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects in 2013 and selected as one of the world’s ten best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in 2010. Callejas was nominated again for the award in 2012 and 2014. In 2016 Callejas was one of the three finalists for the Rolex mentor and protege award.

Faysal Tabbarah

Faysal Tabbarah is an architect and educator, currently Associate Professor of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah, U.A.E. He teaches core architectural design studios, computational design seminars and structures for architects. His current research interests look into employing analog and digital computational design methodologies and non-linear fabrication to develop regionally specific and historically relevant proto-architectures.

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019
Time: 6.30 PM
Venue: Alserkal Residency Project Space | Warehouse 50