Jean Pierre Crousse: Shifting from Plans to Maps
Edgar A. Tafel Lecture Series
Jean Pierre Crousse was born in Lima, Peru, in 1963. He developed as an architect in Lima and Milan. Currently, he teaches at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He was a design critic at Harvard GSD in 2015, and also taught at the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture from 1999 to 2006. He was an advisor for Peru at the MoMA exhibition, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 in New York City in 2015, and was a member of the jury for the Mies Crown Hall Architecture Prize in Chicago in 2016. Crousse was a participant in the Peruvian Pavilion at the 13th Venice Biennale, and is cocurator, along with Sandra Barclay, of the Peruvian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale in 2016, which received a Special Mention of the Jury. He cofounded Barclay & Crousse Architecture in Paris in 1994 and opened an office in Lima in 2006. Their work has received the Latin America Prize 2013 given by the International Committee of Architectural Critics, and the 2015 Peruvian National Prize of Architecture. They also received awards at the fourth Ibero-American Biennale in 2004, and the 14th Buenos Aires Biennale in 2013. Their work received the Emerging Architecture Prize in 2001 and 2003 from The Architectural Review, London. Crousse has a master's degree in landscape and territory from the Diego Portales University in Chile.
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