Fall 2015 CACP Speaker Series: Andres Jaque of the Office for Political Innovation
Andres Jaque of the Office for Political Innovation
October 14, 2015
Jaque is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid. He is also Professor of Advanced Architectural Design at the Columbia University GSAPP and a Visiting Professor at the Princeton University SoA. The city, the domestic, the infrastructural and the natural have been seen as independent realms, with architecture as the science to keep them apart. Jaque seeks to explore the architecture that can succeed in connecting these seemingly disparate domains. His practice is noted for developing projects that bring inclusivity into daily activities and their architectures can be interpreted as durable assemblages of the diversity ordinary life is made of. The vast majority of their works are developed with an interdisciplinary framework, thus instigating crucial debates for contemporary architecture. His talk, “Architecture as Rendered Society,” was presented by the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, as part of the Fall 2015 CACP Speaker Series.