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‘The Physics of Culture’ Film Screenings and Talks by Grafton Architects


The Physics of Culture
Grafton Architects 2016

Grafton Architects first exhibited their project for a new university campus for UTEC in Lima, Peru in the 14th Venice Biennale curated by David Chipperfield. At that point the project was not yet built and was shown through large-scale models in their exhibition called ‘Architecture as New Geography’ which won the Silver Lion. Two years later when Alejandro Aravena invited Grafton Architects to show the project again in the 15th Biennale, film was chosen as the best medium through which to convey as closely as possible, the physical experience of the building and the city of Lima. The film was made in collaboration with Peruvian film-makers Filmico and various users of the building – students, custodians, teachers.

Join us for screenings of ‘The Physics of Culture’, taking place from 12-4pm in the IAF HQ, Monday 26 – Thursday 29 June. No booking required, just call in.

On Monday 26, Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June, we will have an introduction to and film screening of; ‘The Physics of Culture’ by a member of Grafton Architects, followed by a Q&A session from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. These events are free but spaces are limited and booking is essential. Book here

Calling all IAF members! Enjoy priority booking, contact shauna@architecturefoundation.ie to book your place now.


Film Credits

Title: The Physics of Culture, 2016


Director: Javier Corcuera
Director of Photography: Daniel Lagares
Editing: Martin Eller
Production: Chaska Mori
Post-production sound: Fade out
Actors/Participants: Jhovana Lunasco, Dimas Ruiz Alva, Marcello Giannino, Laura Kleiner

Curatorial advisor: Patricia Ciriani Espejo

Special thanks to Culture Ireland Cultúr Éireann (Sponsor)