Jean Pierre Crousse, Principal, Barclay & Crousse (Lima), and Florencia Rodriguez, Founder Piedra, Papel y Tijera Publishers (Buenos Aires), will deliver the MCHAP 2014/15 Exhibition Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wed., Mar. 2 in McCloska Auditorium at the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (corner of South State and 33rd Streets) on IIT's campus.
Jean Pierre Crousse is principal of Barclay & Crousse Architecture, cofounded with Sandra Barclay in France in 1994. They opened a practice in Lima in 2006, pursuing his professional activity in France with the collective Atelier Nord Sud. Crousse is Associate Professor of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He has previously been professor at the Paris Belleville School of Architecture (1999-2006) and visiting professor at the Reggio-Calabria University (Italy), The National University of El Litoral (Argentina), Diego Portales University (Chile) and Los Andes University (Colombia). As part of his academic research, Crousse has co-edited, with Oscar Malaspina, the book Architecture, Pedagogy and Innovation, published by the PUCP. He has participated in the Harvard GSD South America Project initiative with a research about the impact of infrastructure in the Peruvian Amazon basin.
Florencia Rodriguez is an architect and critic as well as founder and editorial director of Piedra, Papel y Tijera publishers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her editorial work is complemented by other development and dissemination activities aimed at triggering cultural “agitation” to provoke and inspire a collective evolution of the discipline. In 2010 Rodriguez created the publication PLOT, a platform committed to the dissemination of practices and critical thinking about contemporary architecture. One of its main aims is to integrate Latin-American architecture within global debates and production, and to promote the active role of criticism and theory in the transformation of our built environment. With the same intention, she has previously curated symposia and exhibitions such as “hEX, Arquitectura Argentina Contemporánea” (2007), “Nunca Fuimos Eternos” (2008) and “Post Post Post” (2009/11); collaborated in the Buenos Aires Biennale (since 2007); and coordinated the program of Centro de Estudios de Arquitectura Contemporánea of the Torcuato Di Tella School of Architecture (2009, 2010) among other activities.