Guest Critic at Berlage

A theory master class entitled “Alive and Kicking: The Body Quick,” led by Francesca Hughes in collaboration with Miguel Rodriguez-Casellas. Students will explore how the newly quick body might resuscitate and disrupt the performance of past bodies and their architectural productions; and in so doing suggest a renewed fertility in architecture’s body discourses. Through a series of “alive” research actions in the first week and then “kicking” shared labors in the second week, students will employ their combined physical bodies to reoccupy architecture’s many historic bodies, themselves a motley zombie collective, and make them kick again. The two weeks Master class “Alive and Kicking: The Body Quick” will be complemented by a series of public lectures and a public event and exhibition.