By Farshid Moussavi
The Institute of Architecture of Buenos Aires is a space for research, critical reflection and education of global architecture. The fundamentals of the Institute are Theory, History, Technique and Representation. These areas are linked by a common factor that, we understand, is the vital center of our discipline, the architectural project. We promote a practice of open, multiple and integrated Architecture, where there are no exclusive differences between academia and practice, and where representation is the fundamental vehicle, not only to present ideas, but also to build them. We consider tradition as an elemental value in the construction of the new, from which it is possible to think and reflect on our past and build our present. The Institute proposes a series of activities that are organized in Courses, Seminars, Conferences, Round Tables, Workshops and Open Activities. Each one of them is interested in building a speculative and optimistic vision of the discipline, in order to broaden the record of the disciplinary scope of contemporary times.
Santiago Miret is Architect, Master Arch in Project Research, and PhD candidate from the University of Buenos Aires. He is the Director of the Institute of Architecture of Buenos Aires and Editor of Antagonismos Magazine. He currently teaches representation, theory and design courses in various universities in Buenos Aires. In 2015, he founded, together with Melisa Brieva, the firm Notorious Architecture, an award winning office centrally dedicated to the development of research in architectural projects and computational theory. He has lectured and seminars at various universities and schools of Architecture, and he is the author of the book Hacia Nuevos Dispositivos, El Proyecto Maquínico de la Vivienda Colectiva (Diseño, 2020), co-author of the books Ficciones Proyectivas, Principios Tesis Fines with Melisa Brieva (Diseño, 2020) and Experiencias Pedagógicas Creativas with Jorge Sarquis (Diseño, 2016); and editor of Symmetry, The One and the Many by David Salomon (Archivos de Arquitectura, 2018).