January 27, 2014 Eva Franch i Gilabert: “Towards a Theory of Earliness”


The event will take place on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. To receive continuing education credit, participants may attend the lecture or view below.

You can participate in the Q&A following the lecture by submitting questions through Twitter using the hashtag #ChurchLecture. A member of our audience will ask your question to the lecturer.

Gilabert’s books, Formless and Double, will be available for purchase on the day of the event at the Art + Architecture Building Bookstore. The bookstore is open until 6:00 p.m.


Eva Franch i Gilabert will present “Towards a Theory of Earliness.” She is a licensed architect and founder of Office of Architectural Affairs. She also is a researcher and curator at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture, art and design. Most recently, Storefront was commissioned by the U.S. State Department to represent the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Lecture Video:

The event will be available on the night of the lecture at the below or at this link.

Relevant Works:

Suggested Reading:

Students are encouraged to read the “Lecture Series Readings” provided through the “Academics” server. All college faculty, students, and staff have access to this folder.

Lecturer Bio:

Franch is a licensed architect, researcher, curator, teacher, and founder in 2003 of OOAA (office of architectural affairs). Prior to joining Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2010, Franch was an artist in residence at Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, and directed the Masters Thesis studio at Rice University while practicing and building in Catalonia. She studied at TU Delft and earned an M. Arch from ETSAB-UPC, and an M. Arch. II from Princeton University. She has lectured internationally on art, architecture and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life. At Storefront, her most recent projects include the launch of a new publication Series in partnership with Lars Müller, exhibitions such as No Shame: Storefront for Sale andPOP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions, the launch of the Storefront International Series and projects such as WorldWide Storefront, commissioning major design projects such as the Speechbuster, and developing projects like the Competition of Competitions. Most recently, Storefront has been commissioned by the State Department to represent the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Franch is a co-curator and will work jointly with a curatorial and design team to present the project OfficeUS.