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Looking for New Languages: Contemporary Jewelry and Cultural Preservation

Thu, Nov 21, 2019    6:30pm

What if we just look for other ways to talk, identify and keep in our minds our cultural heritage? Could it be other languages to convince how important is to preserve our cultural diversity and Memory? Let’s find out what could happen if we just jump in the uncertainty and find other ways to protect and put in the main scene our cultural heritage.

Ana Lucia Gonzalez Ibañez is a Mexican architect doctorate in regional planning, focus in preservation of cultural heritage, University of Guadalajara; Columbia University Edmundo O’Gorman fellow; Conacyt postdoctoral fellow. Belgium Government fellow. Member of the National Research System SNI. She is the CEO and founder of TALLER PATRIMONIO&METRÓPOLI/ Research-Management-Education International Consultancy. Participative Programs/ Strategies for 20th Century Mexican Heritage; Founder and former Coordinator of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Scientific Committee ICOMOS. Her experience planning extends over 25 years and in Latin America, Europe and USA. Part of the Mexican Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 2016. Her experience lead her to Directive positions at Mexico City Government and Sate of Jalisco. UNESCO and World Heritage Consultant. Recently founded ANA IBAÑEZ Contemporary Jewelry Studio, main activity today, where she looks for new codes for ornament beyond fashion. It is a militant creative project that looks for other ways to talk about preservation cultural diversity and bio diversity.

Image is Casa Cristo from the Barraganescas Collection.

Free and open to the public.

Organized as part of the Preservation Lecture Series, an initiative of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia GSAPP.

Historic Preservation Podcast #18: Ana Lucia Gonzalez Ibañez on Art and Heritage

Emily Kahn, second year MSHP student, speaks with architect and artist, Ana Lucia Gonzalez Ibañez, in advance of her Fall 2019 lecture at the school. Her latest undertaking, ANA IBAÑEZ Contemporary Jewelry Studio, is a militant creative project that looks for other ways to talk about preservation, cultural diversity, and biodiversity.

They discuss how Ibañez’s training as an architect has helped her to design jewelry that combines art and heritage, while preserving craftsmanship and tradition. Ibañez explains how contemporary jewelry can function as a new language, using a set of codes to facilitate important discussions around politics and diversity today.