Andrés Jaque, architect by the ETSAM and Alfred Toepfer Stiftung’s Tessenow Stipendiat, is the founder principal of Office for Political Innovation. They are authors of awarded projects such as the ‘Plasencia Clergy House’, ‘House in Never Never Land’, ‘TUPPER HOME’ or ‘ESCARAVOX’. Their project ‘IKEA Disobedients’ is the first architectural performance included in the MoMA Collection and it is part of a series of architectural experiments intended to explore design from the perspective of post-foundational politics; including ‘Sweet Urbanism’ –MAK Vienna 2013-, ‘SUPERPOWERS OF TEN’ -Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013-, ‘Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool’ -RED CAT CalArts Center for Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles 2013-, ‘Hänsel & Gretel’s Arenas’ -La Casa Encendida, Madrid 2012-, ‘PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society’ -Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona 2012-, ‘SWEET PARLIAMENT HOME’ -Gwangju Biennale, South Korea 2010-, ‘Skin Gardens’ –BAC Barcelona 2009 and ‘FRAY HOME HOME’ -Biennale di Venezia 2010. They have been awarded with the SILVER LION to the Best Research Project at the 14th Venice Biennale, and selected as one of the ten designers of the year by Architectural Record.
As part of its design work, the office discusses the theoretical frames from which architecture participates in the making of societies, with publications like PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society, Different Kinds of Water Pouring into a Swimming Pool, Dulces Arenas Cotidianas, Eco-Ordinary. Codes for everyday architectural practices and Everyday Politics; and an extensive presence in diverse media: 2G, A+U, A10, ABC, Abitare, Architectural Record, Architecture Digest, Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, Architecture Review, Architecture Now, Arquitectura Viva, Arquitectura, Arquitectos, AV, Bauwelt, Beyond, C3, Corriere della Sera, Diseño Interior, Domus, Dwell, El Croquis, ELLE, El Mundo, El País, Fisuras, FRAME, Frieze, Glamour, Harez, Interni, La Vanguardia, Le Monde, Le Moniteur d'architecture AMC, MARK, The Herald Tribune, The New York Times, Pasajes, Pasajes Diseño, Plot, Suma, Vogue, Volume or Wall Street Journal; and exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art MoMA, MoMA PS1, London Design Museum, MAK in Vienna, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, RED CAT Cal Arts Contemporary Art Center in Los Angeles, Z33 in Hasselt, Schweizerisches Architektur Museum in Basel, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine de Paris, the Hellerau Festspielhaus in Dresden, Princeton University SoA, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, the 7, 12 and 14 Mostra di Architettura della Biennale di Venezia, the Bienal de Arquitectura Iberoamericana 2004 in Lima, Gwangju Biennale 2011 or the Lisbon Triennale 2013.
ARC 506B: Architectutre Design Studio (Spring 2015)