Friday 9th Feb 2018
4–5pm
at Portland State University
Shattuck Hall Annex 1914 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97201
Put on by Portland State University School of Architecture
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In this [email protected] talk, Distinguished Visiting Professor Urtzi Grau will discuss the Indo Pacific region and the role of design and architecture in defining its identity.

“In 2013 Australia officially moved to the Indo Pacific, a region created ex-proposito that expands from South America to the Gulf, from South East Asia to East Africa,” Grau writes. “The aim of this lecture is to quantify its physical and intangible dimensions, to articulate facts in order to make visible the cosmopolitical edifice that holds the region together. Due to its abrupt conception, the maps and the histories of the Indo Pacific Region – the social, political, economic, technologic, eco-systemic, and spatial relations that define it – are currently being constructed. Thus, design decisions are still possible. As an imaginary space relentlessly becoming real, this parafictional region is architecture's ideal site.”

Grau is an architect, director of the Master of Architectural Research at University of Technology Sydney and co-founder of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism.

- via Portland State University School of Architecture