Speaker: Juliet Kinchin
Growing up in the Century of Childhood. Scotland, Austro-Hungary and Scandinavia 1900-1920. Lecture in English
From the extensive palette of themes and proposals that avant-garde architecture covered during the 20th century, some have served as a kind of “short” or “folding” common axis over this period of time. The avant-garde movements’ aim was to revolutionize life by anticipating what was to come, and children, the very origins of complete human life, became – albeit marginally – the special focus of their investigations. Being a type of object that is laden with dreams, possibilities, affection and reasons, toys became the cherished and obsessive challenge.
The seminar Architecture, childhood and toys of the avant-garde focused on the architectural projects that the Avant-garde movements produced with children in mind. Coordinated by José Ramón Moreno, director of the Malaga School of Architecture, four experts discussed their knowledge of the subject.
In collaboration with Universidad de Málaga Free entrance