Wednesday, 27 May, 2020

Marcos Coronel is a Venezuelan architect. Urban Policy Strategist and Co-Founder of PICO Colectivo, in charge of developing physical and social infrastructures within contexts far from conventional development. As a professor at the Ecole Nationale d'Architecture Paris Val de Seine; School of Architecture of the University of Talca; Manchester School of Architecture; Tecnológico de Monterrey; and in the Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Design of the National University of Rosario, he implements exercises to reach entities capable of supporting spaces for exchange, open and free systems, structures that integrate nature, energy and cultural economies in community atmospheres. He is part of an urban movement that has emerged in recent years in a context in which multiple social organizations try to achieve empowerment and self-management. His work was considered by the Curry Stone Design Prize among the 100 most relevant practices of social design in the world, during 2017. In 2018 he obtained the Young Architects in Latin America Prize at the 16th Venice Biennale.
The city as we know it is collapsing. The virus is forcing us to reckon with the depletion of the buildings that comprise the city and the systems that had conceived each city for itself. Basic activities are separated by kilometres of distance, and the enclosed envelopes--galleries,...