Sarah Graham & Marc Angélil

Sarah Graham & Marc Angélil


Sarah Graham & Marc Angélil
in discussion with Alia Bengana

Monday 24 April 2023, 6 pm 
Archizoom EPFL
Mercury Rising: Architecture Beyond Green Washing 
Superonda talk n°3

For this third talk of the Superonda lecture series organised by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Sarah and Marc will present their newest book Flux Redux: 9 Sites of Experimentation in Stocks and Flows, a narrative on the ambivalent role of technology in architecture when trying to mitigate architecture’s impact on the environment.

The discussion is also web cast live on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 646 5060 5823


Sarah Graham and Marc Angélil are architects at agps, a firm with ateliers in Los Angeles, Zurich, and Prague. Their projects – done in collaboration with their partners Manuel Scholl and Matěj Draslar and many other collaborators – include the headquarters of the International Union for Conservation of Nature near Geneva, the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, the Aerial Tram in Portland, the Zurich International School, the midfield terminal at the Zurich Airport, and several housing projects in Switzerland. Among numerous awards for buildings and urban design projects, they recently received several awards from the AIA for their off-the-grid ranch near Santa Barbara. Dedicated to nurturing the next generation of architects, Sarah and Marc have taught at several universities, including the Harvard Graduate School of Design, ETH Zurich, and University of Southern California.

Alia Bengana is a French-Algerian architect, teacher, and journalist. She was awarded a grant from the American Institute of Architects in 2006, thanks to which she produced a critical study of American and European ecological labels. She founded her office in Paris in 2009, after having worked in Barcelona, New York, and Shanghai. For the past 12 years, she has specialized in the use of regenerative materials (earth and fibers), with a particular interest in the available resources and the impact of their extraction and transformation. Since 2021 she teaches at EPFL (ALICE Year 1, ENAC) and HEIA in Fribourg at the Joint Master. She is a regular contributor to the magazine Tracés, and has published a book entitled Concrete, the end of an era? which gathers a series of articles on the overconsumption of concrete and sand (Heidi news). She is currently adapting this investigation into a comic book to be published at the end of 2023.