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CAP Lecture Series | Isabel Abascal

Monday, Feb 12th @ 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Maria Luisa deMin Puggioni Endowed Lecture
Join us for a lecture by Isabel Abascal at 12pm in the CU Denver Building 2nd Floor Gallery on Monday, February 12 at 12pm.

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About Less Light, More Gravity
“The first time I approached architecture, I took the long road,” said Isabel. “At 17, I began university determined to decipher the secret mechanisms that would allow me to engender forms from scratch. The birth of my son —17 years after that first day of class– shattered into fragments the identity which I had, by then, embodied for half of my life. This lecture will share, on the one hand, a journey of the nine years of the architecture studio LANZA (Arienzo Abascal) and present a selection of built projects in Mexico and the United States. Honoring the legacy of professor Maria Luisa de Min Puggioni, this talk will, more broadly, vindicate the maternal archetype in architecture based on the thesis that the architectural act is an empathic, fruitful, inclusive gesture and, therefore, eminently feminine.”

About Isabel Abascal
Isabel Abascal graduated as an architect from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She studied at the Technische Universität in Berlin and at the Vastu Shilpa Foundation in Ahmedabad (India). She collaborated with the studios SANAA (Tokyo), Aranguren and Gallegos (Madrid), Anupama Kundoo (Berlin) and Pedro Mendes da Rocha (Sao Paulo).

She has been design studio professor for six years in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Escola da Cidade, in Sao Paulo. She has participated as faculty at the 24th International Workshop of Cartagena, at the Ibero-American Biennial in Medellin 2010, at the International Seminar of Curitiba 2012 and at the Rio Olympics Workshop of the California College of the Arts 2012. She participated in the curating of the 10th Biennial Of Architecture of São Paulo, 2013 and curated the exhibition “13” for the inaugural cycle of the La Conservera Museum, Murcia 2014 and the exhibition “Visionary Instruments” by the artist Almudena Lobera for the ECCO Museum, Cadiz 2015.

Since July 2015 until August 2017, she was executive director of the LIGA, Space for Architecture platform in Mexico City, dedicated to the exhibition, dissemination and discussion of Latin American architecture.