Past Present Future II: Andrés Jaque
28. June 2019
Itinerant Office's second edition of its "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" project continues with an interview with architect Andrés Jaque, founder of Madrid- and New York-based Office for Political Innovation.
Plasencia Clergy House (Photo courtesy of Andrés Jaque / Office of Political Innovation)
Jaque founded the Office for Political Innovation in 2003 after graduating from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. The political stance of the practice is clearly spelled out in its name and explained in the "Past" clip, in which Jaque talks about a variety of projects, including PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society, the 2013 installation at the Mies Pavilion in Barcelona. As Jaque says in the "Present" clip, design, research, and activism are the three areas that are articulated through the practice, be it in the design of a restroom or something much larger. Jaque sees the "Future" in complex ways: as posthuman, full of conflicts, and interscalar, with design operating at multiple scales, from a teapot to a territory.
Watch the interviews below or on Itinerant Office's Vimeo page.