University Lecturer Alberto Altes Arlandis
Umeå University, Arkitekt högskolan
Alberto Altés Arlandis is an architect and researcher. He studied architecture in Valladolid, Barcelona and Delft, and critical theory at the Independent Studies Program in Barcelona (MACBA). In 2016 he received his PhD from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) with the dissertation ‘Delaying the Image: Towards an Aesthetics of Encounter’, in which he approaches film as a form that thinks and as an apparatus of spatial critique, exploring ‘the encounter’ as a slow, caring and open form of practice. Since 2011 he has been assistant professor at Umeå School of Architecture, where he co-founded and co-directed the Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention, to make and explore architecture as a performative, relational and vitalist practice that unfolds in the making of the world in/through ‘intraventions’. He will now move on to a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the architecture theory chair of TUDelft, where he will continue exploring the notions of fragility, affinity and care, and the power of choreography, dance and love, to inform a more sensitive, responsible and engaged approach to ‘worlding’ practices and pedagogy. He has coedited ‘Intravention, Durations, Effects: Notes of Expansive Sites and Relational Architectures’ (2013, Spurbuch Verlag) and ‘The Power of Experiment’ (2016, Arteria and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale), and he is also founder of LandLab Arkitektur AB.
Title of keynote speech: Delay&Care: Toward Responsible 'Worlding’ Action