Thursday 12 December 17:45 - 20:30

Building Centre
26 Store Street

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Ceramic Narratives Symposium


This event will present innovative trends in contemporary architectural ceramics production.

Major advances in ceramics engineering and craftsmanship have opened new routes for innovation, triggering the re-emergence of ceramics as a sensory and culturally inspiring material in architecture. This event will present innovative trends in contemporary architectural ceramics production, with a major focus on the Spanish ceramic tile sector, by bringing together some of the most prominent international minds connected to ceramic design and production.

This evening symposium, the third in a series, intends to spark a discussion around the multiple attributes of ceramics as a versatile and phenomenological architectural material.


5.30 Check in

5.50 Welcome, introduction and programme overview

6.00 Borja Ferrater, OAB (Office of Architecture in Barcelona)

6.40 Laura Andreini, Archea Associati

7.20 Benedetta Tagliabue, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

8.00 Panel discussion chaired by Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez

8.30 Drinks reception

The event is free to attend but booking is essential.

Ceramic Narratives in Architectural Practice, Research and Education symposium is brought to you by IVACE in collaboration with Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez, director of ECALAB.

This event is part of the 'Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics’ exhibition and public programme curated by the Building Centre exhibitions team and Fettle Studio. Supported by the Built Environment Trust.


We would like to thank our headline sponsor Boston Valley Terra Cotta and our exhibition supporters Arup, Darwen Terracotta, NBK Terracotta and Szerelmey.


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