State of grace 07 Eric Lapierre Theo Hakola

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March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Columbia Global Centers | Paris

state of grace

rencontre 07 Eric Lapierre ARCHITECTE + & Theo Hakola writer, musician, POLYMATH

Eric Lapierrelapierre

Dans un monde rendu virtuel par le fait que sa représentation se substitue de plus en plus au réel, l’architecture tend souvent à se réduire à un commentaire photogénique et complaisant des situations.

A l’ encontre d’une telle attitude, le travail d’Eric Lapierre Architecture est fondé sur la conviction que l’architecture en tant que médium reposant sur l’agencement de la matière en des formes spatiales signifiantes en elles-mêmes reste plus que jamais pertinente pour répondre aux besoins du monde contemporain sans ironie.

Conjointement enracinée dans une pratique ancestrale et projetée dans l’avenir, l’architecture condense en espaces un temps qui inscrit nos expériences quotidiennes dans la longue durée.

Les projets de ELA interrogent cette spécificité de la longue durée des formes dans la condition contemporaine de l’architecture, au moment où celle-ci se trouve immergée dans un milieu urbain inédit, et confrontée à une industrialisation irraisonnée de sa production.

 

Theo Hakola

Theo Hakola was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. His blood is Finnish and Swedish. His local heroes: Chief Joseph, Maury Wills and Jimi Hendrix. His position: shortstop. In 1973, Hakola left Spokane in a pursuit of life, liberty and happiness that took him from Guatemala to Spain, and New York City to London before finally depositing him in Paris in 1978. He didn't exactly find happiness, but he was once employed full time by the U.S. Committee for a Democratic Spain (1975); by the New York City club Tramps where he did sound, lights and booking (1977-78); by Radio France, Radio Monte-Carlo, Radio Cité 96 and Radio Nova in Paris as DJ/programmer/producer; by various restaurants as waiter; by assorted language schools as teacher, and by Antioch College in Ohio (where he also studied) to give a course on the Spanish Civil War.

There was a year at the London School of Economics and Political Science in there, along with various articles and photos on European politics and culture in American and French publications. Not to mention numerous translations and a time as assembly line worker making doll's eyes in Barcelona...

 

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