“Why Bother? A Critical/Editorial Manifesto in the Age of Dispersion” by Florencia Rodriguez at IAAC Lecture Series
Florencia Rodriguez (January 29, 1975) is an Argentinian architect and cultural producer currently based in Brookline, MA.
Having practiced mainly as an editor, writer, and curator, she has built a unique career path driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit that led her to create and run cultural initiatives related to architecture and design, both in Argentina and the US.
In 2010, Rodriguez founded PLOT, an ongoing design publication that she continued to direct until 2017. Under her stewardship, it became one of the leading publications in Latin America.
Since early 2017 she embarked on a new endeavor and created Lots of architecture -publishers, a US-based publishing company focused on design, architecture and urban culture. Its most significant project has been the periodical publication -NESS. From that platform, she has edited books and organized events and activities committed to the dissemination of new narratives, the exploration of alternative forms of design criticism, and discussions about the role of design.
In 2015 she created Monte where she curated and promoted a very active and independent public program. Because of her persistent cultural engagement, she was also invited to act as a consultant for the City of Buenos Aires.
She has been teaching for more than two decades. Currently, she is a lecturer in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was granted the Loeb Fellowship between 2013 and 2014.
Rodriguez has lectured, curated exhibitions, acted as juror, and organized international symposia in different institutions, principally in the Americas. She has received awards for her editorial work and published several articles in books and specialized media such as Domus, Oris, summa +, Arquine, a+u, or Uncube. She has recently co-edited America, the 48th issue of the Harvard Design Magazine, together with Mark Lee.
She is launching 3 new books in 2022. The first one, MCHAP 2 Territory & Expeditions, is being printed this month.
IAAC Lecture Series – Florencia Rodriguez “Why Bother? A Critical/Editorial Manifesto in the Age of Dispersion”
Date: May 31st , 2022 at 19.30h (CEST)
Location: Online Zoom Event