Juan Benavides moves in and around architecture. He is currently based in the Netherlands making films and working as a researcher at The Berlage.
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Juan Benavides moves in and around architecture. He is currently based in the Netherlands making films and working as a researcher at The Berlage

He obtained a Degree in Architecture from the Universidad de Monterrey in 2014, with an experience at the Universidad Mayor in Chile. Since graduating he founded FILMATICA, an architecture filmmaking studio in which he works closely with architects in the production of videos. Between 2015 and 2018 he worked as a project leader in Mexico City-based architectural office Productora. In 2016 he obtained the Young Creators Grant from the National Fund for Culture and The Arts (FONCA), with a research project done in collaboration with nine architects from different nationalities. He was awarded the Beca Arq. Marcelo Zambrano from CEMEX to study the post-master program at the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, from which he graduated cum laude in 2021. 

Currently based in the Netherlands.

www.filmatica.mx
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To Establish A Generalist Practice
The Berlage, Berlage Sessions
Generalism is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, in the embrace of a generalist practice, architecture can be reinvented by opening it to unfamiliar fields. On the other, in the generalist pursuit, architecture risks to loose legibility on what the discipline is and, more importantly, on what the basis of practicing architecture is...
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The Double Rationale
The Berlage, Object Relations with Thomas Weaver

Quatremère de Quincy was an interesting character. Despite having no professional training in architecture, his theoretical contribution to the discipline remains an influential and intriguing one for many. Born in Paris in 1755, Quatremère was the leading theorist of French neoclassical art and architecture. He wrote biographies of artists. He was commissioned to write the first formal dictionary of architecture. He wrote on Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architecture. He was the author of the Architecture volumes of the Encyclopédie Méthodique. He served as a perpetual secretary for the Academy of Fine Arts. He even wrote, and later revised and expanded his own words.