On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, MAS Context and the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago organized the exhibition opening of Nocturnal Landscapes: Urban Flows of Global Metropolises.
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. They discussed the use of cartography and photography in revealing hidden aspects of global metropoles. Iker Gil, curator of the exhibition, introduced and moderated the event.
6:00pm – 6:15pm: Opening remarks by Anastasio Sánchez, director of the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and Iker Gil, curator of the exhibition and editor in chief of MAS Context
6:15pm – 7:00 pm: Conference by Mar Santamaría and Pablo Martínez from 300.000Km/s (Barcelona) and David Schalliol (Minneapolis)
7:00pm – 7:10pm: Q&A
7:10pm – 8:00pm: Reception and networking
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.
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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
Iker Gil is an architect, urban designer, and director of MAS Studio. In addition, he is the editor in chief of MAS Context and the executive director of the SOM Foundation. He is the editor of the book Shanghai Transforming (ACTAR, 2008) and has curated several exhibitions, including “BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago” as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. He is the recipient of the 2010 Emerging Visions Award from the Chicago Architectural Club and has been recognized as one of “Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century” by a jury composed by Stanley Tigerman, Jeanne Gang, Qingyun Ma, and Marion Weiss.
www.mas-studio.com | @MASContext