Iker Gil has been invited to lecture in San Antonio about the transformation of Bilbao as part of the “On the Edge of Future: Narratives of the Making of a City” series organized by the Witte Museum and the Urban Future Lab. During the event, Iker will provide a comprehensive look at the history and transformation of Bilbao, discuss the role of the Guggenheim Museum, and look to the future. Patty Heyda, associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, co-author of Rebuilding the American City, will also lecture during the event, discussing ways cities are mobilizing and transforming amid challenges.
From the official website:
“In conjunction with the Witte Museum’s upcoming Tricentennial exhibition, the Urban Future Lab and the Museum jointly present a speaker series, titled On the Edge of Future: Narratives of the Making of a City, that explores urban transformation processes and asks how public interest design can have agency in the metamorphosis of a city in transition. In a sequence of events and exhibitions, UTSA and the Witte will place dialogue into the center of our efforts; instrumentalize local, national, and international knowledge; and walk new territory as citizens and designers together in expanding the intellectual terrain. How are we, and other cities, implementing transformations? What are the challenges? And how can we preserve San Antonio’s core ethos while embracing change and progress?”
Thank you to Antonio Petrov, founder of the Urban Future Lab at UTSA and professor at the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, for the invitation. Below is the information of the event:
Monday, February 5, 2018.
Witte Museum’s Prassel Auditorium
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209