Carnicero Leads Weeklong Workshop in Venice

Carnicero and students

Carnicero, standing at left, works with students during his workshop which explored a renovated slaughterhouse. photo / provided

October 7, 2015

For a week in early September, Visiting Assistant Professor Iñaqui Carnicero led a workshop, titled Multifunctional Space at the Former Slaughterhouse in Madrid, at Università Iuav di Venezia in Venice. The workshop was part of the university's "A Week With . . . " series, which features a different instructor for each week of the semester with the goal of creating a "sustained and thorough dialog between the instructor and students."

Carnicero's workshop explored different mechanisms of intervention inside one of the hangars at a former slaughterhouse in Madrid. The buildings, which were recently renovated by leading contemporary architects in Spain, now house venues for concerts, exhibitions, public lectures, fashion walks, workshops, and other cultural events. The workshop aimed to define a new dialogue that created tension between the old, surrounding area, and the new cultural space.

Università Iuav di Venezia is a specialized university for teaching and field research in the design of living space and environments including buildings, cities, landscapes, and regions as well as the design of cultural, theatrical, and multimedia events, and fashion and graphics.

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