“Far South” SCIAME Global Spotlight Lecture series

“Far South” is the name of the SCIAME Global Spotlight Lecture series organized by The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, the lecture series features leading architects from South America, who will discuss their work and the unique political and environmental challenges they face.

Among other architects from South America, Teresa Moller was invited to precede the second lecture of the series, “WHY. Design Fundamentals in Nature”.

“Moller’s approach to her work is very unique — careful observation and awareness of the landscape is key in developing her successful social-culture projects. Essential within her philosophy is making the natural environment accessible people so they can connect and value nature around them. Believing strongly in the power of simplicity, she considers what is on site to be of utmost importance before starting a design, beginning with what exists before moving on to what is needed in order to bring the experience of nature closer to people.

Wedged between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes mountain range to the east, Chile is a linear country of 4,270 km that greatly benefits from such contrasting landscapes and offers remarkable natural resources. Moller prides herself in being able to work with such a diversity of landscapes, from the Atacama Desert in the north to the lakes and glaciers of the south. These have been the settings for the majority of her projects, and have therefore been her teachers. For Moller, every project is a direct and unique result of its environment.”

The series are hosted entirely via ZOOM. All lectures are free and open to the public. The lecture takes time on Monday 14th of September 2020 at 5:50pm to 7:00pm.

More information about the event on https://ssa.ccny.cuny.edu/events/fall-2020-sciame-series-teresa-moller/