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Futures of the Architectural Exhibition Lecture: Mario Ballesteros

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Mario Ballesteros joins Rice Architecture for the lecture “Exposing the Margins: An Autoconstructed Approach to Researching and Exhibiting Design South of the Border” at 6:30 p.m. at The University of Houston, College of Architecture and Design, Room 143.

Response: Roberto Tejada, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, The University of Houston TBC

Mario Ballesteros is a design curator, editor, and critic. He is currently Director and Chief Curator at Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, a space dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and rethinking design in Mexico. He previously worked as founding Editor in Chief for the Mexican edition of Domus and as editor at Quaderns, the journal of the Catalan Architects Association in Barcelona. He has curated numerous design and architecture exhibitions in Mexico and Barcelona, and written for multiple publications. 

He has taught courses on architecture, media and design criticism at CENTRO, the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. He is co-founder at Andamio, an independent curatorial and editorial consultancy focused on projects with unique approaches to contemporary design, architecture, and urban culture. 

Futures of the Architectural Exhibition is a Rice University Humanities Research Center (HRC) Masterclass supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Rice University Arts Initiative Fund.