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Being the Mountain Book Launch and Conversation

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize and IIT College of Architecture would like to invite you to join us in a book launch of Being the Mountain, published by the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture & Actar Publishers.

The Being the Mountain book launch will be a dynamic conversation between members from PRODUCTORA, IIT students, MCHAP jury members, and contributing authors. Introductions to be made by Reed Kroloff, Dean of IIT College of Architecture, Ricardo Devesa, editor-in-chief of Actar Publishers, and Dirk Denison, MCHAP Director.

Being the Mountain is the output of research PRODUCTORA initiated as winners of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Practice at Illinois Institute of Technology in 2016.

Richly illustrated contributions by Carlos Bedoya, Frank Escher, Wonne Ickx, Véronique Patteeuw, and Jesús Vassallo revisit significant moments in architectural history that cast new light on the techniques and legacies of modernism, especially in settings like Mexico and California, where architects such as Ricardo Legorreta and John Lautner incorporated dramatic natural topography in their agendas.

The book launch is taking place on October 14th at 5:00pm CST via Zoom as part of the IIT College of Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series.

Broadcasting Live on the ArchDaily Facebook at 5:00 pm CST.

Book can be purchased on


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