Open Lecture Series on Architecture: Space Popular

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The Many Realms of Home and Other Virtual Tales: Open Lecture by Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg of Space Popular

The next lecturers of the Open Lecture Series this spring will be London-based architects Lara Lasmes and Fredrik Hellberg, the founders of Space Popular. Space Popular is a multidisciplinary design and research practice that makes architecture, products, furniture graphics, interfaces and research. They will be stepping on the stage of the main auditorium of the new EKA building on the 14th of March at 6 pm to talk about the role of architectural practice in the virtual.

Lara Lesmes (Spain) and Fredrik Hellberg (Sweden), both graduates from the Architectural Association in London, founded Space Popular in Bangkok in 2013. Based in London since 2016, the practice works at multiple scales: from furniture and interior design to architecture, urbanism, and the design of virtual worlds. The duo have extensive teaching experience at INDA (Bangkok) and the Architectural Association and have lectured and participated as visiting critics internationally. Beyond their academic experience, Space Popular has ongoing and realised built projects and exhibitions in Europe and Asia.

How do we address the digital spaces we inhabit today, and the overlapping realms that will soon be an everyday reality? What is the virtual, as detached from the digital? How have virtual worlds been created, manifested and inhabited historically? What is the role of architecture as a practice in the virtual? What are function and program when there is no shelter to provide, nor problems to solve? How will the three-dimensional virtual realm challenge our notions of privacy and property? These and other issues will be discussed by Space Popular directors through examples of the office’s work. More info:

The architecture and urban design department of the Estonian Academy of Arts has been curating the Open Lectures on Architecture series since 2012 – each year, a dozen architects, urbanists, both practicing as well as academics, introduce their work and field of research to the audience in Tallinn. All lectures are in English, free and open to all interested.

The series is funded by the Estonian Cultural Endowment. The lecture of Space Popular is supported by British Council and Estonian Centre for Architecture.

Curators: Sille Pihlak, Johan Tali

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Pille Epner / / +372 642 0071

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