Tatiana Bilbao: Are We Firemen: Housing the World

Lecture by Tatiana Bilbao
Tatiana Bilbao before her lecture. William Staffeld / AAP
Lecture by Tatiana Bilbao
Tatiana Bilbao spoke on October 28 in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Tatiana Bilbao before her lecture. William Staffeld / AAP Tatiana Bilbao spoke on October 28 in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP

Edgar A. Tafel Lecture Series

The work of Tatiana Bilbao tries to understand, though her multicultural and multidisciplinary office, the place that surround us, to translate its rigid codes into architecture, trying to regenerate spaces to humanize them as a reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development. Her work includes a botanical garden, a master plan and open chapel for a pilgrimage route, a biotechnological center for a tech institution, a house that was built with a $5,000 USD budget, and a funeral home.

Bilbao was the recipient of Kunstpries Berlin in 2012, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2013, and named as Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of New York in 2009. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, and The Heinz Architectural Center Carnegie Museum of Art, and has been published in A+U, Domus, and The New York Times, among others. Bilbao is currently a visiting professor at Yale School of Architecture.