Architecture night on November 21: "More than buildings - we build culture"
A lecture by Gary Bates, Space Group, followed by a dialogue with Aksel Tjora, NTNU
Time: Thursday, November 21, 18:15 - 20:00
Place: Dokkhuset, Dokkparken 4, Trondheim
Topic: "More than buildings - we build culture"
Entrance is free, everybody is welcome!
Performing a straight forward and effective approach to architecture and urbanism, and engaging research and project development, SPACE GROUPapproaches small and large projects with similar ambition. The partners operate in an intense collaboration, working closely with clients to find unique solutions and strategies for each particular challenge. The office keeps an intense workflow of practice and research, currently engaged in a variety of projects of different scales both in Norway and abroad. Space Group is based in Norway and Brazil with offices in Oslo and São Paulo.
Gary Bates founded Space Group Oslo with Gro Bonesmo in 1999. As designer and architect, Gary cultivates a thorough research as an integral part of the design process.
Gary Bates studied at Virginia Polytechnic University & State University (1985 - 1990). Bates began his collaboration with Rem Koolhaas in 1992 at OMA where he became a director, and from 1995-1998, a principal in charge of the Asian desk. Bates has been a guest professor at the University of Texas in Austin, the University of Kentucky, and the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands.
Tjora is a professor in sociology with research interests in the relationship between social interaction and technical and material conditions, including areas of health and medicine, organization, neighborhoods and public spaces, as well as music.
He has got a Ph.D. in sociology (NTNU 1998) and educational background from NTH (M.Sc. in computer science and industriell economy in 1991) and a graduate equal to cand. polit in Sociology from NTNU (1995). He has been employeed at the NTNU since 1998. Tjora is also currently professor II at the Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine in Tromsø.