The Berbers of the Alpujarra
Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 10:30
Venue: The Danish Club, Mijas
Lecturer: Rafael Anderson
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This is a story about a lost mountain community and about a lost book that explains how that community once lived. The Alpujarra is a unique region in all of Spain, a relic of sorts of an older way of life that has not been overlaid by the modern world. It contains a memory that is still visible, if we look carefully, as an imprint in the land and this lecture is going to take us on a journey of discovery into that memory, revealing a hidden perspective about this very special place.
About the Lecturer
Rafael Anderson is a prestigious international architect who has worked on projects as far afield as Zambia, Hong Kong and India. He received the Civic Trust Award for the home he built for himself in London. He has worked in Scandinavia on projects won through competitions. Here in Spain, he was one of 12 finalists in the international competition staged for an extension to the Prado. Recently he restored a historic early sixteenth century Moorish house in the Albayzin, Granada. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.