Above –– Event poster for the symposium on Havana and architecture as a political agent.
On proliferations, intersections, and relations:
A talk delivered at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservation
In May and June of 2018, Elise was invited by the Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability Masters in Architecture program to speak at the Cuba Fieldwork Symposium: es complicado, on the relationship between design, coercion and capitalism as put forward in the Scapegoat and Funambulist journals and the synthesis of fieldwork, philosophy, and design in her work-to-date.
Fellow speakers included Nuria Lombardero (co-director at Canales and Lomardero and instructor at the AA, the Bartlett, and Cambridge), Tatjana Schneider (founding member of Agency, co-author of Flexible Housing and Spatial Agency, and current head of the Institute for History and Theory of Architecture and the City (GTAS) at the Technical University Braunschweig), and Henry Stephens (architect at Snøhetta, KADK alumni).