Nov. 19, 2018

Gus Wortham Fellow Piergianna Mazzocca spoke with Rice Architecture alumnus Patrick Daurio (M.Arch. '16) about the exhibition "Unmaking the Bed, Unmaking New Orleans." The exhibition was developed by Mazzocca's spring 2018 studio entitled "Unmaking the Bed" and further explores the idea of "the bed" in the city of New Orleans. Listen to this episode of Tête-à-Tête, by clicking here

Piergianna Mazzocca graduated as an architect from the University of of the Andes in Merida-Venezuela, after which she co-founded and worked as an architect in Taller de Arquitectura Singular, directing the office between 2011-2015. In 2014, she moved to the Netherlands to start her postmasters at The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, Delft University of Technology, from where she graduated cum laude in 2016. She has practiced in her home country Rotterdam, and Milan. Piergianna's current research focuses on architecture's enduring relationship to health and its associated medical aesthetic paradigms. She is currently a Wortham Fellow at Rice Architecture. 

Patrick Daurio is an architect at the New Orleans-based office of Jonathan Tate. He holds an M.Arch. from Rice University and an B.A. in Architecture from Princeton University. He is originally from New Jersey and worked previously in New York, Los Angeles, and Houston. Daurio's essay "Not for Construction: The Phantom Architectures of New Orleans' Conservation Easements" is featured in PLAT 7.0: Sharing

"Unmaking the Bed" is a research studio which focuses on the medicalization and domestication of everyday spaces. "Unmaking the Bed" proposes the analysis of a city by individuating the strategies that, informed by medical discourses, were deployed and instituted as the actual techniques of its reification. The site for this analysis is the city of New Orleans. "Unmaking the Bed, Unmaking New Orleans" is an exhibition of 10 architectural projects by students of Rice Architecture during the spring 2018 semester. 

"Unmaking the Bed, Unmaking New Orleans" is presented by Rice Architecture in collaboration with AIA New Orleans and is supported by the Evans Family and Rice Architecture. The exhibition is on view from October 6 - November 30 at the New Orleans Architecture Foundation. Organized by Gus Wortham Fellow Piergianna Mazzocca and Rice Architecture alumnus Patrick Daurio (M.Arch. '16).

Tête-à-Tête is directed by Aylin Nazli: this episode was produced by Aylin Nazli and Rose Wilkowski 

Special thanks to Piergianna Mazzocca, Patrick Daurio, Shawna Forney, Sarah Whiting, our fearless dean, and all that were involved.  



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