LECTURES AND INTERVIEWS
2017-13-23 - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem Israel
2017-11-30 - STUK, Leaven Belgium
SPACE POPULAR (UK/TH) & PIPS:LAB (NL)
Act II: Narrate & Engage
This dialogue aims at defining radically new ways to narrate & engage with the user, by means of architecture that balances on the edge of spatial design, interactive digital tools and “unstable media”. Protagonists of this session will be multidisciplinary design and research practice Space Popular founded by architects Lara Lesmes & Fredrik Hellberg, together with Keez Duyves, co-founder of Dutch theater troupe PIPS:lab, internationally renowned for its innovative and interactive multimedia performances. Although with considerably different aims, tools and results, both practices seem to consider space as a complex infrastructure for engaging and novel narrative experiences. Stad en Architectuur will invite them and the audience to not only discuss, but also participate architecture as a multi-sensory experience.
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Space Populars's Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg participated in an evening talk at the Design Museum in London on colour in architecture titled "Chromophobia: Colour in Architecture" together with David Kohn, David Batchelor, Dimitris Mylonas and chaired by Shumi Bose. Link to video on Design Museum facebook.
2017-04-10 - Arkitekten - Sweden
Space Popular was interviewed by BauNetz.de and featured in their shortlist for architects to look out for in 2017. Full magazine can be downloaded here.
2016-11-11 - LONDON, Architectural Association
Space Popular's Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg will be presenting at the upcoming "[UN]TIMELY AESTHETICS" conference in Innsbruck next month organised by the IARC (Independent Architecture Research Colloquia) of the University of Architecture of Innsbruck.
2016-10-23 - LONDON, Architectural Association
Two weeks ago Space Popular founders Lara Lesmes and Fredrik gave an evening lecture at the Architectural Association in London as part of the "What's Next" lecture series organized by Manijeh Verghese. AA tutor and founder of Elsewhere, John Ng introducing. Follow the link to the recording.
2016-10-10 - LONDON
2016-10-10 - London
2016-07-20 - Bangkok
About a year ago SPOP founders Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg gave an interview for REORIENTXPRESS.com (Antonio Bernacchi & Alicia Lazzaroni) on the following topics: CURATING THE INFRASTRUCTURE, META-REALITIES, VIRTUAL SEMIOTICS and EXPERIENCING LANGUAGE. All four sections of the interview and countless other interesting interviews are available at www.reorientxpress.com
REORIENTXPRESS PART 1, CURATING THE INFRASTRUCTURE.
REORIENTXPRESS PART 2, EXPERIENCING LANGUAGE
REORIENTXPRESS PART 3, VIRTUAL SEMIOTICS
REORIENTXPRESS PART 4, META-REALITIES
"REORIENTXPRESS is a journey of dialogues with designers and other actors involved in the process of transformations of the Asian physical environment. It is an itinerant project across South and East Asia to implement interdisciplinary debate about the changes driven by globalization and by the increasing struggle to support perpetual growth, at a turning point after modernism and its full deconstruction. The dialogues concentrate on specific themes that are key in the 'urban age', focusing on dichotomies of concepts that usually reveal different approaches between East and West. Putting them on equal footing, the project tries to reconsider frozen positions and envision potential future scenarios. Through the collection of a series of fragments and their retrospective interpretation, it aims to give a ‘holistic view’ to approach this critical moment in urban dynamics. The collective transnational debate aims to document and put together a sort of expanded self-consciousness on the nature and state, speed and scale of these deep changes."
"An Affair of Geometries
Space Popular's Lesmes & Hellberg interviewed for KooZA/arch about color, geometry and current trends.