The Bartlett School of Architecture


Claudia Pasquero - Bartlett International Lecture Series

06 December 2017, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Claudia Pasquero

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


Christopher Ingold Auditorium (accessed through The Bartlett), 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

bioTallinn: A space for reasoning between design, biology and computation

Lecturer's Abstract

"bioTallinn is the title of the Tallinn Architectural Biennale 2017, which focused on the convergence of biology and computation in architecture.

In this lecture, Head Curator Claudia Pasquero will discuss this new synthesis which aims to expand our understanding of the impending global environmental crisis. Pasquero will argue that the problematic field can be reframed, thus enlarging the space for viable technical solutions.

In the main curator exhibition entitled Anthropocene Island, Claudia invited experimental architectural offices, bio-artists and scientists to join her practice ecoLogicStudio in engineering a new bio-digital city founded on the re-metabolisation of Tallinn's wastewater.

The curatorial strategy is at once site specific and prototypical, as it engages the peninsula as a specific project site and a case study of an Anthropocene Landscape, the inevitable frontier of future urbanity."


Claudia Pasquero’s work operates at the intersection of biology, computation and design. She is Director of the Urban Morphogenesis Lab at The Bartlett, Co-Director of ecoLogicStudio, Professor of Landscape Architecture at Innsbruck University and a senior staff member at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Claudia is also Head Curator of the Tallinn Architectural Biennale 2017. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally: at the FRAC Centre in Orléans, the Venice Architectural Biennale, ZKM Karlsruhe and the MilanoExpo2015 among others. Claudia has recently completed the BioTechHut Pavilion for Expo Astana 2017, HORTUS Astana 2017, Urban Algae Folly Aarhus 2017 and she is now working on a new commission for the FRAC Centre in Orléans. 

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