MX/TX Lecture: Wonne Ickx

Gerald. D Hines College of Architecture and Design Spring 2019 Lecture Series

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April 1, 2019
6:00 PM
University of Houston's College of Architecture and Design Theater

Wonne Ickx will speak about recent work of PRODUCTORA. By referencing John Baldessari's 'Ears and Noses', a series in which the artist depicts anatomical elements as singular organs, rather than parts that relate to the whole of a face or body, the relation between architecture and its immediate context is explored.

Wonne Ickx (Antwerp, 1974) studied civil engineering and architecture at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He continued his studies with a Masters degree in Urban Studies at the Centre for Metropolitan Studies (CEMET) in Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2006 he founded his firm PRODUCTORA in Mexico City, together with Abel Perles, Carlos Bedoya and Victor Jaime. PRODUCTORA has been awarded by the Architectural League of New York with the Young Architects Forum (2007) and the Emerging Voices (2013). In 2016, they received the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for emerging architects at the IIT in Chicago and in 2018 the Oscar Niemeyer Prize for Latin American Architecture. Amongst the many publications of the office, their first monograph by Arquine (2010) and the 2G monograph (2014) stand out. Wonne Ickx has been teaching architecture and urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad La Salle and Centro de Diseño in Mexico City, at Harvard GSD, Cambridge and at UCLA in Los Angeles. He is founding director of LIGA, Space for Architecture, Mexico City, an independent platform that since 2011 stimulates interchange of ideas and investigation on contemporary Latin American architecture in Mexico City.

Event is free and open to the public. Metered parking is available in front of the Blaffer Art Museum.