AP164: A Conversation with Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros

Event, in Spanish, Salón de Actos, COAM, Madrid, 7 February 2017, 7pm

Join us in Madrid for a conversation with Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros, with the participation of Ángel Borrego, Enrique Encabo, Albert Ferré (Associate Director, CCA Publications), María Auxiliadora Gálvez, and Moisés Puente.

“Is there such a thing as an architecture of conversation?” ask Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros in their text “A Conversation,” published in CIRCO 9 (1993). This question reflects how their architecture emerged directly through conversation between them and with past and contemporary architects; but most importantly this question suggests that architecture can be the tool with which, and the field in which, to express and debate ideas of contemporary culture.

Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Herreros donated the archive of their joint practice to the CCA in 2012. Architectural archives are fundamental repositories of architects’ ideas, crucial instruments for revealing ways of thinking and design processes. In the context of a centre specialized in the conservation and study of architectural archives, this material also forms the basis for an expanded conversation. And this book, recently published by the CCA, is one result of this larger conversation, bringing together three distinct readings of selected archival material, fresh and out of the box.


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