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The Institute of Architecture and Planning begins its lecture series for the winter semester on Wednesday, 19 September 2012, with a lecture by Mexican architect Mauricio Rocha.

The Institute of Architecture and Planning begins its lecture series for the winter semester on Wednesday, 19 September 2012, with a lecture by Mexican architect Mauricio Rocha.

In the winter semester 2012/13, the lecture series on architecture devised by Professor Hansjörg Hilti explores architecture and planning in the slums of Latin America. Under the title of “Architecture and planning in Latin America – or from bamboo constructions to favelas”, the University of Liechtenstein is hosting a total of four public lectures between September and December 2012. The architects Mauricio Rocha from Mexico City and Simón Vélez from Bogotá will provide interested parties with an insight into the continent’s architectural diversity. Fabienne Hoelzel and Professor Hubert Klumpner will present spectacular urban constructions in the slums of São Paulo and Caracas, which would be impossible to imagine in Europe.  

Mexico City: recent works
Mauricio Rocha will get the series underway with his lecture “Mexico City: recent works”. Born in Mexico City in 1961, he studied at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, attending the workshop given by Max Cetto. He taught at Anáhuac México Norte  University and Ibero-American  University, as well as at renowned universities in the United States and Latin America. In addition to his profession as an architect, the artist has become known for his interventions in buildings and his exhibitions in important national and international museums, such as the Artists Space in New York. His outstanding architectural works include projects in Mexico City such as the “Center for the attention of blind people”, for which he was awarded the silver medal of the VII architecture biennale in Mexico in 2002, and the “San Pablo Ozotepec Market”, for which he received the gold medal at the VIII architecture biennale. In his work, Mauricio Rocha looks for transparent architecture on a human scale and with structural honesty.

Lecture on architecture by Mauricio Rocha
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
In the auditorium of the University of Liechtenstein
Additional information: www.uni.li/architekturveranstaltungen