Join Woodbury School of Architecture in San Diego for a lecture by Urtzi Grau, architect, Director of the Master of Architectural Research at UTS and co-founder of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism—an architectural office of diffuse boundaries and questionable taste provides architectural tools to mediate between citizens and institutions, the public sphere and disciplinary knowledge.
Fake Industries Architectural Agonism has recently completed the Superphosphates! Masterplan in Cáceres and the OE House in Barcelona and is currently working on the Medellin Velodrome. FKAA has received the AIA New York New Practices Award, has been shortlisted for MoMA PS1 YAP, the Miami Design pavilion and the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition and has represented Australia in the Chicago Architectural Biennial and the Istambul Biennial with the Indo Pacific Atlas.
Grau graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona in 2000, was awarded Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design by the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University (GSAPP) in 2004, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at Princeton University School of Architecture on the 1970’s urban renewal of Barcelona. Grau has previously taught Cooper Union, Princeton University, Columbia University and Cornell University. His work and writings have been published in various international journals such as AV, Bawelt, Domus, Kerb, Log, Plot, Praxis, Spam, Volume or White Zinfadel and exhibited in la Bienal de Buenos Aires, P! Gallery, RMIT Design Hub, Shenzhen Biennale, Storefront, the Venice Biennale and 0047.