Latin GSD Lecture: Jean Pierre Crousse, “Our Amazon Frontline”

About the Pavilion

The Peruvian pavilion presented how the ‘Plan Selva’ relied on architecture for a massive educational program, restoring dignity to a population that was historically relegated and offering a space for the balanced encounter between two apparently irreconcilable worlds. This large-scale public program reconstructs and rebuilds hundreds of schools in isolated communities in the Peruvian Amazon.

The exhibition in the Arsenale immersed the visitors in the Peruvian Amazon through visual elements that showed the mystery of its inhabitants and the impenetrable lushness of the jungle.

About Barclay & Crousse Studio

Founded in 1994 in Paris, France, by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse.  From 2006 on, the studio is based in Lima, Peru, maintaining its activity in France with Guilhem Roustan and Jean Marc Viste, partners of the Parisian studio Atelier Nord-Sud.

Their work manage a wide range of programs and focuses both on the relationship to landscape and human wellbeing through pertinence in usage and attention to time, space and light.  The aim of their work is to improve the natural and built environment with a rational and sustainable approach, in which the human being is a central issue.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu.