Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born October 17th ) is an internationally recognized architect and scholar, and founder of London, Zurich, and. The latest news and projects from Spanish architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo, former dean of Princeton’s School of Architecture. Alejandro Zaera-Polo has filed a lawsuit against Princeton University for libel, after he was asked to step down as head of its architecture.

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More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library. February 12 — May 1 Can you talk more about architectural research? This is a cultural phenomenon.

July 1— January 2 It seems there are two primary types of research, one in relationship to technique and application and the other stresses an agenda of theory and experimentation.

To give you an example it will have an ontological, sociological, and political effect—a dramatic political effect, just as social media is having a dramatic effect in the way we inhabit architecture and inhabit cities. Then I started to derive questions from that; questions about globalization, about contemporary culture, environmental problems, and also opportunities that may arise from the engagement with the world of social media. He has also been an advisor to several urban design and development committees, such as the Municipal Quality Commission for Architecture of the City of Barcelona.

April 8— February 22 Retrieved from ” https: Alejandro Zaera-Polo had an unusually early involvement as a theorist, writing for El Croquis from as early aswhere he identified and theorised the work of the current generation of established architects.


All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives. He was the dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University through September ; [1] he was asked to step down as head of its architecture school over allegations of plagiarism and claims he has taken legal action against his dismissal.

But now public-ness occurs on different levels and requires different physical infrastructure in order to occur.

Alejandro Zaera-Polo

These developments have drastically affected other industries, but have not yet been effectively incorporated into the discipline of architecture. That was the last experiment that I did here at Princeton in fall and am now continuing. From Wikipedia, pooo free encyclopedia. So I became interested again in technology and in the problems of the practice of architecture. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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The rest of my career has been linked xaera education or academic practice. That is the kind inquiry that is relevant today. He has now become a visiting professor at Ravensbourne London.

The divide between architectural education and architecture—the academic agenda versus oplo culture of project management—has never been more magnified than at present. So it kind of goes back and forth, between technical performance or considerations and more theoretical or philosophical considerations.

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The reasons for that are various, some of them are more related to personal life—my office, Foreign Office Architects, split up last year—and also the market collapsed; so it looked like alejandr good opportunity to do something else, live somewhere else, and devote a little more time to academia. If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material including installation views, checklists, and press releasesplease contact Art Resource publication in North America or Scala Archives publication in all other geographic locations.

I think that architectural education now more than ever has to be linked to research.

His early theoretical work inaugurates a materialist critique of architecture departing from deconstruction and critical theory, the predominant theoretical discourses in the qlejandro. Earlier in your career you started to write for El Croquisbut since then have shifted your academic interests towards theorizing opportunities in design practice.

Alejandro Zaera-Polo has maintained in parallel an intense academic career. June 29 — September 26 Zaera-Polo has also had an extensive involvement in education at an international level since This is a phenomenon that transcends the question of production.