Colombia: Architecture in Transformation

There are few countries that have witnessed such a radical architectural and urban transformation in the 21st century as Colombia. Since 2003, the cities of Bogotá and Medellín have gone through significant transformation with some of the most innovative architecture and catalytic urbanism in the world. This event will host three of Colombia’s emerging architectural talents who are part of the new wave of designers. They will show recent work including the Aquatic Centre for the South American Games, the Orchid House, and innovative work in socially and politically challenging contexts. Short presentations will be followed by a discussion on Colombian architecture in the South American context.

This event takes place from 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Design Exchange (DX) in Toronto. Speakers include Luis Callejas of LCLA (Medellín, Colombia), Antonio Yemail of Oficina Informal (Bogotá, Colombia), and Camilo Restrepo (Medellín, Colombia). The event will be moderated by Mason White of Lateral Office (Toronto), an Assistant Professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.

Admission is free, but you must register at The DX is located at 234 Bay Street in Toronto.

The event is supported by the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at University of Toronto and the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

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