in:situ line-up for 2019 named
24 October 2018
The lineup for next February’s in:situ conference hasbeen announced. As has become customary, the speakers undertake work across the architectural landscape – physical and intellectual, geographical and typological, social and historical – and hail from varied parts of the world. Each, in their own way has built a diverse and accomplished career while responding to the changing nature of practice.
The speakers are:
Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and writer Reinier de Graaf (left). Reinier is a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas, and author of the book Four Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession.
Mexico City-based architect Tatiana Bilbao. Tatiana has completed a number of distinctive buildings in Mexico since founding her studio in 2004. Her projects include a flexible building prototype to address Mexico's housing shortage and a biotechnology facility for a university.
South African architect Jo Noero, who has been practicing since 1984. Jo, who has received some of South Africa’s highest design honours, made his name during the Apartheid era working for NGOs, Desmond Tutu and the Anglican Church on schools, community centres, churches and homes in the townships.
Sadie Morgan, a founding director of dRMM (de Rijke Marsh Morgan), is an architect playing an increasingly significant role as an advocate for design and architecture at the highest levels. Current roles include Design Chair for High Speed 2, commissioner for the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission, and the Mayor’s Design Advocate for the Greater London Authority.
Ljubljana, Slovenia-based architects Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič (Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti), came to international attention with the design of the compact XXS house, and have since gone on to design a range of remarkable projects, including KSEVT, the Cultural Centre of EU Space Technologies.
Canadian architect Betsy Williamson (Williamson Williamson Architects), whose range of work includes successful examples of small-lot, multi-generational family homes.
Wolfram Putz, with fellow co-founders of Graft Lab and German human rights advocate and politician Marianne Birthler, is curator of ‘Unbuilding Walls’, Germany's exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Graft has completed projects in Germany, China, the UAE, Russia, Georgia, the US and Mexico, and is also designer of Solarkiosk, a flat-pack solar-powered kiosk for off-grid communities in fast-developing African, Asian and Latin American countries.
Paraguayan architect Gloria Cabral (Gabinete de Arquitectura), whose work, including the Teleton Children’s Rehabilitation Center, is typically informed by strong environmental and social concerns. In 2014, Gloria was paired with Peter Zumthor in the Rolex Mentor & Protégé programme, and in 2018 she was awarded the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture at The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal 2018 Women in Architecture awards.
And Christopher Hawthorne, the former Los Angeles Times architecture critic who is now Chief Design Officer for the city of Los Angeles, working out of the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The full in:situ programme includes keynote presentations, a public lecture, social events, architecture tours and an industry exhibition. Full speaker biographies can be read here.
For the third consecutive time, GIB® is the principal sponsor of in:situ. Early-bird registration is available until Thursday 12 December 2018.