Mauricio Pezo & Sofia von Ellrichshausen: Second Nature | Architecture Lecture
Friedman Visiting Professors of Practice Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, founders of Chilean art and architectural studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen, present a panoramic review of their body of work. The lecture introduces a theoretical background that situates art and architecture in total reciprocity with the so-called natural world. The very notion of a “second nature” suggests a degree of artificiality that comes after a human interpretation, intentionality, and an intuitive process of wondering about the role of buildings as a naïve form of knowledge.
About the speakers
Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen co-founded the collaborative art and architectural practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen in 2002. They live and work in southern Chile, in a farm at the foot of the Andes Mountains.
Their work has been distinguished with the Mies Crown Hall Americas Emerge Prize by the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Rice Design Alliance Prize, and the Iberoamerican Architecture Biennial Award. It has been exhibited and published widely, including in monographic issues of El Croquis, AV in Madrid, A+U in Tokyo, and in the essay books Spatial Structure and Naïve Intention.
Pezo holds an MArch from the Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, and is the recipient of the Young Architect Prize by the Chilean Architects Association. Ellrichshausen holds a degree in architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and served as president of the jury at the 2018 Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition.
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