Exhibition about the work of the architect Imanol Ordorika in Lekeitio

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2015-08-05

The appointment was set for August 3 in the Barandiaran Room, Leketio,  at 7 pm. The local mayor, Koldo Goitia, welcomed the audience, offering a truly enjoyable opening ceremony.

Then it was the turn of Mari Jose Olaziregi, director for the promotion and dissemination of Euskera of the Etxepare Basque Institute. She spoke about the exhibition on the work of Imanol Ordorika held in 2012 at UNAM, and how she though that the exhibition had to be displayed also in the Basque Country, as a benchmark of the Basque architecture in the exile. By then she already knew some members of the family, especially Nile Ordorika, sister of the architect, also in Lekeitio, Lauaxeta’s goddaughter.

It was Nile who told her and Anjel Lertxundi in the act of 2011 in the Euskal Etxea of Mexico DF the journey into the exile of the family. His father, Joseba Ordorika, captained the ship "Vita" carrying the family and their belongings to Mexico in the Second Republic, and it was Lauaxeta who took the family to Bilbao. He was arrested after that trip, when he returned to Gernika. Nile is a strong woman, that with 79 years traveled with his daughter Maite to the barnetegi Maizpide with a grant from the Etxepare Institute; great architect, like his brothers Imanol and Jokin.

Olaziregi mentioned those experiences in her speech, and then she read a passage of the book "Urtebete itsasargian" of the author from Lekeitio Miren Agur Meabe, where the hard political panorama of Lekeitio during the war is told. Then, Juan Jose Arrizabalaga (Director of GATS / UPV) took the floor to remind the conference on the work of Ordorika that took place in Donostia in 2014, and continued in Bilbao.

The event was continued by a grateful Maria Jose Ordorika, Imanol’s daughter, today professor of architecture at the UNAM. By the end of the event, Mario Sangalli (EGAT / professor UPV) explained the characteristics of the architecture of Ordorika.

An event to remember,  that brought to Lekeitio the Basque architecture of exile. Among others, they attended the meeting the journalist Koldo San Sebastián,  and the writer Miren Agur Meabe.

The appointment was set for August 3 in the Barandiaran Room, Leketio,  at 7 pm. The local mayor, Koldo Goitia, welcomed the audience, offering a truly enjoyable opening ceremony.

Then it was the turn of Mari Jose Olaziregi, director for the promotion and dissemination of Euskera of the Etxepare Basque Institute. She spoke about the exhibition on the work of Imanol Ordorika held in 2012 at UNAM, and how she though that the exhibition had to be displayed also in the Basque Country, as a benchmark of the Basque architecture in the exile. By then she already knew some members of the family, especially Nile Ordorika, sister of the architect, also in Lekeitio, Lauaxeta’s goddaughter.

It was Nile who told her and Anjel Lertxundi in the act of 2011 in the Euskal Etxea of Mexico DF the journey into the exile of the family. His father, Joseba Ordorika, captained the ship "Vita" carrying the family and their belongings to Mexico in the Second Republic, and it was Lauaxeta who took the family to Bilbao. He was arrested after that trip, when he returned to Gernika. Nile is a strong woman, that with 79 years traveled with his daughter Maite to the barnetegi Maizpide with a grant from the Etxepare Institute; great architect, like his brothers Imanol and Jokin.

Olaziregi mentioned those experiences in her speech, and then she read a passage of the book "Urtebete itsasargian" of the author from Lekeitio Miren Agur Meabe, where the hard political panorama of Lekeitio during the war is told. Then, Juan Jose Arrizabalaga (Director of GATS / UPV) took the floor to remind the conference on the work of Ordorika that took place in Donostia in 2014, and continued in Bilbao.

The event was continued by a grateful Maria Jose Ordorika, Imanol’s daughter, today professor of architecture at the UNAM. By the end of the event, Mario Sangalli (EGAT / professor UPV) explained the characteristics of the architecture of Ordorika.

An event to remember,  that brought to Lekeitio the Basque architecture of exile. Among others, they attended the meeting the journalist Koldo San Sebastián,  and the writer Miren Agur Meabe.

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