Tatiana Bilbao at the Bartlett International Lecture

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Architecture is a complex process where different personalities, professionals and craftsmen are involved. Architects usually design to fulfill a concept, the client’s standards, public regulations or even the ideas of manufacturers. However when the design is being executed the dialogue with the craftsmen is frequently ignored. Tatiana Bilbao S.C. considers the dialogue with the craftsmen to be a learning process that has enriched architecture. This lecture will look at two projects through the lessons learned from the gardeners who collaborated on the project: The Botanical Garden of Culiacán and the Observatory House of Gabriel Orozco. The talk will explore the potential in these relationships to create architecture through society and their principal players.

Tatiana Bilbao studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad Iberoamericana. She is founder and principal of Tatiana Bilbao S.C., an interdisciplinary practice that develops projects of architecture, interiors and urbanism, in Mexico and Europe. The practice was awarded The Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard as one of the top ten emerging firms in 2007, the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices award in 2009, the Kunstpries Berlin in 2012.