Am 13.11.2017 um 19.00 Uhr in der Aula Alte Technik, Rechbauerstr. 12/I, 8010 Graz.
Born in Navarre in 1957, Francisco Mangado earned his architecture degree from the University of Navarre School of Architecture in 1982, and has since made this institution the center of a teaching career that has seen him serve as Guest Professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale's School of Architecture, Guest Professor at l'École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Baird and Gensler Visiting Critic at Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning and Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic of Milan. One of the main aspects of his approach to architecture is the context. "Thinking about context is the essence, the distinctive feature of the ar-chitectural project. The consideration of context lies behind the final sense of an architectural ethic that is unhappily not so frequent in today's most 'flashy' works. Architecture must turn the idea of service into its main objective; unlike 'submission', the concept of service entails an act of trans-gression, of giving more, understanding context as something with which it is worth to engage in dialogue, even if the ultimate aim is to deny it."