Ecosistemas.zip presents the current Spanish scene of architects under 30, scanning over 300 practices through their work processes and within the professional ecosystem they inhabit.
La generation born from 1986 onward represents an altogether new architecture in Spain. After the spectacular growth of the profession that the Seville Expo and the Barcelona Olympics triggered, and then its dramatic fall in the subsequent global economic crisis (which the building sector was a brazen contributor to), young architects have had to deal with a pandemic that for two years now has marred all hope for stability. This generation was schooled in the discipline during the most bountiful years of the profession, only to find itself challenged head-on by the somber reality that awaited them in the wake of the great mortgage crisis. More than ten years have passed since and these novel architects have reinvented themselves by constructing an ecosystem – precarious but upbeat – that has enabled them, through a change of format, scale, and objectives, to develop a forward-looking creativity.
More than 300 studios – amounting to more than 600 people and more than 750 projects – signed up for this exhibition through an open call that has allowed a broad gamut of practitioners. The 60 selected are showing their respective design processes by means of a white canvas that freely condenses its particularly way of tackling projects, so this is not your usual display of built works. In addition, 10 of them have been asked to create an object for the purpose of enhancing the visibility of the creative processes applied by a still-to-be- discovered, promising generation
Curators: Sol Caride Ferreyra, Miguel Fernández-Galiano, Jorge Mañas Álvarez, and Pedro Torres García-Canto.
27 May to 1 July 2022. Opening on Friday 27 May at 19:00. Sala Amadís (Ortega y Gasset 71, Madrid)