Latinos in Architecture (LiA), a committee of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is proud to announce PERSPECTIVAS 2018—an opportunity for design professionals to showcase built and unbuilt design work to the Bay Area community at-large. This exhibition aims to display the work and talent of architecture professionals, designers, artists, students and related fields practicing in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area, acknowledging that architects are not alone in the design process. Thus we seek work that represents these collaborations and invite the participation of those who have a correlation with Latin America in some aspect of their profession, work, influence, etc. The exhibit is organized as part of Architecture + the City festival programs presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, hosted by California College of the Arts in late September at the CCA Nave (download the floor plan).
This year’s Architecture + the City festival theme is Future City. PERSPECTIVAS 2018 will look for work that addresses any of the following:
- Existing and Conceptual work that represents the shaping of the city, how the future city is envisioned.
- The complexity of the city in its interiors and exteriors, urban fabric and landscape.
Examples of how challenges are defining the future of the city, and recognition of these challenges as opportunities to create new solutions.
- How social influence can remake the city.
- New ways of living and “nomadic” working: how mobile we are in this digital era that keeps us be connected and how spaces are designed to enhance this mobility.
- How new technologies such as solar, high efficient building methods and green materials are influencing and allowing for more innovative designs, which may also be influenced by computational design. The need for a more conscious, clean, fast building and efficient ways of design taking place in the development of our community.
- Is the fact that San Francisco is so close to Silicon Valley really means to be a game-changer?