Sergio Lopez-Pineiro is the recipient of the Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture for the 2014-2015 academic year. The annual Fellowship recognizes and fosters emerging design educators whose work embodies the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. It builds upon the GSD’s history of pedagogic innovation and century of leadership in landscape education. A jury of leading figures from the GSD faculty, including the incumbent Kiley Fellow, took part in the selection process.
Lopez-Pineiro’s Kiley Fellowship research interest is urban voids and the argument that cities—as places that accept and encourage multiple representations—need empty and undetermined spaces to act as platforms for unregulated situations. He has proposed the production of a primer on the recognition, generation, and protection of urban voids emerging from everyday spaces.
Lopez-Pineiro is the founder of Holes of Matter, a design practice that explores the gaps in the relationships between social structures and spatial organizations. He has previously worked with Foreign Office Architects in London and Eduardo Arroyo in Madrid and taught at universities in the US and Spain. His work has been featured in publications like arq: Architecture Research Quarterly, Places, Bracket, 2G, and the Boston Globe.
Image courtesy of Holes of Matter.