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Ceramic Narratives Symposium

Thu 12 Dec 2019, 5.45-8.30pm

Major advances in ceramics engineering and craftsmanship have opened new routes for innovation, triggering the re-emergence of ceramics as a sensory and culturally inspiring material in architecture. This event will present innovative trends in contemporary architectural ceramics production, with a major focus on the Spanish ceramic tile sector, by bringing together some of the most prominent international minds connected to ceramic design and production.

This evening symposium intends to spark a discussion around the multiple attributes of ceramics as a versatile and tactile architectural material.



5.30pm – Registration

5.50pm – Welcome, introduction and programme overview


Session 1: Innovation in Ceramic Narratives and Architectural Application

This session will focus on the conceptual questions and practical challenges raised by the use of innovative earthen materials in our contemporary cultural and architectural context.

6pm – Borja Ferrater, OAB (Office of Architecture in Barcelona)

6.40pm – Laura Andreini, Archea Associati

7.20pm – Benedetta Tagliabue, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT                             


Session 2: Architectural Practice, Research and Education: Future Prospects

This debate will focus on experimental ways of collaboration, production and prospective transformations of a primal material such as ceramics into complex hybrid systems, leading it to the forefront of innovation.

8pm – Panel discussion chaired by Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez

8.30pm – Drinks reception


The event is free to attend but booking is essential.


This is the third event in the series of Ceramic Narratives in Architectural Practice, Research and Education symposium, brought to you by IVACE in collaboration with Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez, director of ECALAB. 






This event is part of the 'Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics’ exhibition and  public programme curated by the Building Centre exhibitions team and Fettle Studio. Supported by the Built Environment Trust.




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