Architect, architectural and urban theorist
Conrad Bercah is an architect, and architectural and urban theorist. He is the founder and director of C – BA, a Content for Bare Architecture that is trying to define a new A-B-C in architecture and is known for incorporating innovative ideas in a low-key, stripped (or bare) rhetoric.
Conrad Bercah holds degree from the Politecnico di Torino (1992), and from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1996) where he has served, since graduation, as an instructor (1996), fellow (1997-2000), and design critic (2008-2009). In The fall 2013 he was a lecturer at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism.
Conrad Bercah is the author of West Workroom, Towards a New Sobriety in Architecture (Charta, 2008), which was hailed as the best book of 2008 by Il Giornale dell’Architettura and Il Giornale dell’Arte. He also authored Archipelago Town, a tactical planning concept for expanding urbanity, and the forthcoming (2014) Water-Line, Memos for a Bare Architecture, an app depicting a new architectural theory. He is joining us in Lugano to examine the benefits of rethinking how organize our cities.