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Lecture: Francois Roche, new-territories, R&Sie(n), [elf/b^t/c]

October 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

François Roche was born in 1961 in Paris. He founded an architecture organization – the name of which changed several times between 1989-2001 – currently called R&Sie(n). Since the organization’s beginnings, Roche sought to articulate contradictions of architecture and to widen the field. It is comparable to a landscape, a device, a singularity – is it an attractive or repulsive curiosity. Today Roche develops a production structure of architecture titled New-Territories, via R&Sie(n). He is an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in New York City where he leads an advanced studio. He was also a visiting professor from 2009 to early 2011 within the newly restructured master of architecture post-professional program at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture, Los Angeles. Roche studied in Chalon-sur-Saone, and afterward entered scientific preparatory school in Lyon, France. He left that school prior to graduating, and enrolled at the school of architecture of Versailles and graduated in 1988.

François Roche

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Date:
October 29, 2012
Time:
6:00 pm