The First Conference about Basque Arquitecture in the Exile, playing tribute to Imanol Ordorika

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-10-27

The First Conference about Basque Arquitecture in the Exile were held with great success in the auditorium of the School of Architecture of the UPV on October 22-23. The conference has been organized by the School of Architecture of Donostia and the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.

Several experts gave an overview of the Basque diaspora because of the Spanish Civil War, exploring the areas directly related to the well-known architect Imanol Ordorika: architecture and the arts. Maria Jose Ordorika, professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Mexico UNAM participated in the conference and spoke about the outstanding work of his father. Some other experts also took part, such Oscar Alvarez Gila, Miguel Cabañas Bravo, Juan Ignacio del Cueto or Iñigo Villar.

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The First Conference about Basque Arquitecture in the Exile were held with great success in the auditorium of the School of Architecture of the UPV on October 22-23. The conference has been organized by the School of Architecture of Donostia and the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.

Several experts gave an overview of the Basque diaspora because of the Spanish Civil War, exploring the areas directly related to the well-known architect Imanol Ordorika: architecture and the arts. Maria Jose Ordorika, professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Mexico UNAM participated in the conference and spoke about the outstanding work of his father. Some other experts also took part, such Oscar Alvarez Gila, Miguel Cabañas Bravo, Juan Ignacio del Cueto or Iñigo Villar.

The reason for this conference has been the retrospective exhibition of the work of architect Imanol Ordorika (Lekeitio, Biscay, 1931 - Mexico City, Mexico, 1988). This exhibition can be enjoyed in the School of Architecture from 23 October; and in summer 2015 it will be displayed in Lekeitio, hometown of the architect. The exhibition was also at the UNAM, where the Etxepare Institute has a readership, and has now been brought to our land.

 

In the picture: Maria Josefa Sacristan, Ordorika´s wife, and Mari Jose Olaziregi, Director for the Promotion and Diffusion of the Basque Language.

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