Aug 212013
May 282013

100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas from the BMW Guggenheim Lab

The architecture of necessity is design conducted by everyday citizens in response to individual or collective needs and site-specific conditions. Due to political restrictions and/or low-income scenarios, neighborhoods and individuals make customized and informal alterations to their living spaces, thus creating innovative new typologies for architecture and urbanism. Ernesto Oroza coined the term in his 2006 book, For an Architecture of Necessity and Disobedience, to refer to the efficiency and ingenuity of Cuban citizens under Fidel Castro’s regime and their approach to self-made solutions for their everyday needs.

Nov 292012
Nov 012012

Scaffolds are only rarely independent structures: conversation on the temporal landscape (Screening)
William Cordova’s program at Yerba Buena Center: smoke signals: viviendo pa’ la ciudad
Nov 3, 2012 2:00pm – 5:00pm
FREE with gallery admission
A double feature of Drylongso (1998), a film by Cauleen Smith, with the director in attendance, and Para construir una casa (1972) by Nicolás Guillén Landrián, which is followed by a talk on the film and a presentation on Architecture of Necessity by Miami-based artist Ernesto Oroza.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103-3138
415.978.ARTS (2787)

Sep 092012
Mar 252012

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Hoy en “Habalndo de Espacio” y para hablar, entre otros temas de: “arquitectura de la necesidad” estará como invitado Ernesto Oroza. A partir de las 10:00am hasta la 1:00pm en “Habana Radio”. March 23