Victor Jones
23 November 2015, 18:30
Auditorium De Molen

THERE THERE explores conceptual and practical notions of place and placelessness through the lens of 4 projects in 3 different cities. Drawing from historical, social, and cultural sources, each project speculates how architecture plays a vital role in negotiating ideas of belonging in the midst contemporary tendencies to bury, deny, and suppress any physical connection to one's surroundings.

Victor Jones is an architect, writer, and cultural activist. Currently an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Southern California, Jones is the principal of the design practice, Fièvre + Jones Inc. Recent projects such as the Bywater Houses (2015), Watt House Project Platform (2011), and a skate park for City Park in New Orleans (2009) in addition to writing articles and books such as "New Orleans - Ecological Urbanism" in Shaping the City: Studies in History, Theory, and Urban Design(Routledge, 2013); (IN)FORMAL L.A.: The Space of Politics (eVolo Press, 2014); and BASENTO Un Ponte (Euno Edizioni, 2015) reflect his unyielding design interests in architecture, art, community engagement, and the urban experience. His design work has been supported by numerous grants, including the Graham Foundation, Artplaces, and the Nathan Cummings foundation. Jones has taught previously at Tulane University, and the University of California Los Angeles, where he taught advanced theory seminars and design studios in the graduate curriculum. At USC Jones currently teaches design studios in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. Jones pursued his graduate studies at Harvard University. He lives and works in Los Angeles with his partner Alain Fièvre.