Lecture: “Construction Rubble, Wastelands and Mining Rights: Who Owns the Ground and Who Can Extract it”
Lara Almárcegui’s artistic practice explores the material aspects of land and urban space. She has worked in different cities, identifying abandoned, unused, or forgotten sites and examining the contemporary transformation processes brought about by social, political, and economic change. In recent years, Almárcegui has turned her attention to construction sites, in particular the composite materials used in the construction of new buildings and the cyclical relationship between land and architecture. Almárcegui represented Spain at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).