Conference ‘Dibujos en un cuaderno’ by Xavier Monteys | Aulas de Autor . Le Corbusier e o Desenho

The 6th conference of the Cycle Aulas de Autor . Le Corbusier e o Desenho is entitled ‘Dibujos en un cuaderno’ and will be presented by Xavier Monteys, Full Professor at Universidade Politécnica de Catalunha, Barcelona.
The session will take place on the 10th June (Saturday), 4h00 pm, at the Cloister of the Serra do Pilar Monastery, located at Largo de Aviz (Santa Marinha) in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The conference will be conducted in Spanish, without translation. Free entrance.
The programme is subject to change.
A good testimony to the importance of drawing in Le Corbusier’s work is the little notebooks (carnets) that for years followed him, where he drew and recorded his own experiences, observations and ideas. Among the many surviving carnets, the one recounting Le Corbusier’s trip to Majorca in 1932 (carnet C 10) from Barcelona clearly illustrates – during a brief period of time – the various interests that caught his attention and the different acceptions of the work drawing to the one who was considered the most important architect of the twentieth century.
Xavier Monteys is Chair Professor of Architectural Projects at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Director of ETSAV between 1990 and 1996. He currently lectures at Escuela de Arquitectura de Barcelona, where he coordinated the Department of Proyectos Arquitectónicos between 2009 and 2016. He is the author of different books and articles, the last of which is «La habitación. Más allá de la sala de estar». He lectured several courses and conferences in different universities. He coordinated the Research Group Habitar (UPC) with which he realized project Rehabitar. He is currently working in Atlas of Re-use in Barcelona, a project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICIN).
Instalação Carnet C10
For this ‘Aula de Autor’, a special installation has been prepared at the Cloister of Serra do Pilar Monastery with large format reproductions of the drawings of carnet C10. The structure will remain on display until the end of September. It was designed by Pedro Matos Gameiro and Marta Sequeira with Carlos Machado e Moura and consulting of Fernando Rodrigues.
The realization of the structure was possible thanks to the collaboration of the Portuguese Army, Direcção Regional de Cultura do Norte (DRCN), the special sponsorship of Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia and the companies Sign – Wide Format Printing, Curvar – Tecnologia e sistemas de curvatura and Lankhorst Euronete Portugal. It also had the support of companies VMZinc and Outside Works – Trabalhos em altura.
Aulas de Autor . Le Corbusier and the Drawing
The second cycle of classes entitled “Le Corbusier and the Drawing”, taking place during this academic year 2016-2017, aims to develop a new relationship between universities, RDT (research and Technological Development) Institutions and Foundations.
In this first year, a partnership with Fondation Le Corbusier was settled in order to bring to the Portuguese and Porto scenario the international debate on Corbusian studies and on drawing in Le Corbusier, in particular.
A series of seven open classes will take place between January and July of 2017, dedicated to the theoretical and practical study of the Drawing in the work of Le Corbusier.
The conferences feature as guest speakers: Danièle Pauly, Timothy Benton, Marta Sequeira, Candela Suárez, Jorge Torres, Xavier Monteys and Ricardo Daza. This cycle of open classes “Aulas de Autor” “Le Corbusier and the Drawing” is coordinated by Marta Sequeira, Carlos Machado e Moura, Rui Neto and Noémia Herdade Gomes.
This cycle is developed by the research group Architecture: Theory, Project and History (ATPH)of the Center for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism (CEAU-FAUP)- within the project ‘Coleção de Desenhos . Escola de Arquitectura do Porto’, – in collaboration with UPdigital (UPdigital), Faculties of Arts (FLUP) and Engineering U.Porto (FEUP), José Marques da Silva Foundation Institute (FIMS), Northern Chapter of the Portuguese Order of Architects (OASRN) and Sistema do Futuro – Multimédia, Gestão e Arte.
The cycle of conferences is supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) | Compete 2020 | Portugal 2020 | European Union (UE) – European Regional Development Fund.
The cycle of conferences counts with the support of Livraria A+A and Livraria AEFAUP.
Graphic design by Francisco Providência.
Multimedia developed by Cátia Cunha Pimentel.
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