Architecture in transition: stories from Buenos Aires at Space Academy

18121702_1438368359518885_8572893633824854809_oCoke Nazar // architecture in transition: stories from Buenos Aires
An informal presentation and discussion in ‘The Occasional Series’

Coke Nazar is cautiously an ‘architect’. He lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina, although he’s spent the last 5 months living in New Zealand.

At this informal gathering at Space Academy, Coke will share stories of his work as an alternative architect in Buenos Aires, where he’s as interested in empowering people and communities as he is in design. Coke will share some of the projects he’s been part of in recent years, including ‘Quinta Esencia’, a sustainable/permaculture experimental campus made from natural and recycled materials and the ’Manos de Mujer’ (female hands) action in Buenos Aires’s self-built neighbourhoods.

Coke’s 20-30 min presentation is the stimulus for a broader, discussion about activism and social change through architecture that is open to all. Come and grab a beverage at Space Academy and join the discussion!

This is the second event in The Occasional Series, an infrequent, opportunistic, free series of discussions, lectures and gatherings presented by Te Pūtahi that serve to connect Christchurch’s city-makers with fresh stories and ideas.

Where: Space Academy

When: Wednesday May 3rd 5:30-6:30


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