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Post-City TALK. Tuesday 18 June, 7pm

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Tuesday 18 June, 7pm
Talk: Post-City
Matthew Butcher talks with Manuela Dechamps Otamendi on prize-winning book Post-City.

As part of the Fernand Baudin exhibition of prize-winning books from Brussels and Wallonia, Manuela Dechamps Otamendi, designer of ‘Post-City’ will be talking with Post Works designer Matthew Butcher about her award-winning publication and editoria design practice.

Manuela Dechamps Otamendi, is a Brussels based graphic designer where she has run her own company since 2006. She teaches at ERG: École de Recherche Graphique. She co-founded the studio SalutPublic in 2002 and taught at the Faculty of Architecture of The University of Liège from 2007 till 2012. She mainly works for the cultural sector and holds a special interest for architecture.

Her unique approach is guided by the quest for an inextricable bond between form and content. Her research process incorporates sensitivity to materials and production methods. The last 5 years she focused on editorial design and won several awards including The Fernand Baudin prize in 2012 for Post-City.

Post-City was the publication for the Luxembourg pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale entitled Futura Bold? Post-City: Considering the Luxembourg case. It is a speculative exploration of the future issues that cities of the 21st century will be facing. Using Luxembourg as a case study, Post-City seeks an attitude toward the forces of the urban environment instead of concluding with an urban proposal. Post-City poses pertinent questions that arise from Luxembourg’s urban conditions today.

Matthew Butcher is a designer working across the fields of architecture, art and performance art. He founded Post Works with Melissa Appleton in 2009. Recent projects and exhibitions by the practice include ‘Stage City’ (exhibited at the V&A Museum, Prague Quadrennial and the Royal Academy), ‘No Stop, Statue, Machine’ (shown at the ICA, London) and ‘Wash House Carnival Arena’ (exhibited in Guimarães, Portugal, as part of the city’s 2012 European Capital of Culture art and architecture program). His work has been published in Art Review, The New York Times, The Architects Journal, RIBA Journal, Domus, Architecture Today, Blueprint and ICON Magazine. Matthew is also a lecturer in architecture and performance at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and is a co-founder and editor of the architectural newspaper P.E.A.R.: Paper for Emerging Architectural Research.


POST—CITY Luxembourg Pavilion 2012
Publication, 35,5 x 48,5 cm (2012)
Authors: Yi-der Chou, Radim Louda, Philippe Nathan
Editor: Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’ingénierie Luxembourg
Photographer: Maxime Delvaux
Illustrations: Eva Le Roi

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