On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, MAS Context and 300.000 km/s organized an event in Barcelona to talk about the use of cartography and photography in revealing hidden aspects of global metropoles. The presentation emphasized the work done around the nocturnal conditions of those cities. The event took place at Espai Serrahima (Carrer Mèxic 3-17, 08004, Barcelona).
Barcelona-based architects Mar Santamaría Varas and Pablo Martínez of 300.000 km/s, and Minneapolis-based photographer/sociologist David Schalliol discussed their individual work around global metropolis and present a selection of their work that will be exhibited in Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises.
The exhibition Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises, organized by MAS Context and the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, will be on display at the Instituto Cervantes from September 17, 2019 until October 30, 2019. The exhibition, curated by Iker Gil, is a partner program of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
About the participants:
Mar Santamaría and Pablo Martínez operate 300.000 Km/s, a professional firm based in Barcelona that provides data analysis and consulting on cities. They apply technology to architecture, cities and land, searching for new ways to transform the environment. They work in the field of urban analysis, cartography, urban planning, digital tool development, and digital humanities. Their knowledge stems from architecture, urbanism, geographic data analysis, urban history, restoration, museology, industrial design, project management and software development. They provide data analysis services and data products to help cities make better decisions based on data. They have collaborated successfully with public entities, international companies, and cultural institutions.
www.300000kms.net | @300000kms
David Schalliol is an associate professor of sociology at St. Olaf College and a partner with Scrappers Film Group. His photographs and writing have appeared in such publications as MAS Context, Social Science Research, and The New York Times, as well as in numerous exhibitions and collections, including the 2015 and 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennials, the inaugural Belfast Photo Festival, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. He is the author of Isolated Building Studies, and regularly contributes to documentaries, including Almost There and Highrise: Out My Window, an interactive documentary that won the 2011 International Digital Emmy award for non-fiction. He made his directorial debut with The Area, which screened in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April 2018.
www.davidschalliol.com | @metroblossom