Deborah Lopez and Hadin Charbel are architects and founders of Pareid; an interdisciplinary design and research studio currently located in London, United Kingdom. Their works adopt approaches from various fields and contexts, addressing topics related to climate, ecology, human perception, machine sentience, and their capacity for altering current modes of existence through iminent fictions (if).
They are both Lecturers at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in the B-Pro program where they run Research Cluster 1 and 20 entitled “Monumental Wastelands”. The clusters focus on “Cli-Migration” and “Autonomous Ecologies” respectively, exploring the ramifications and implications of a warming Arctic at local and planetary scales. Using climate fiction (cli-fi) as a vehicle, speculations are put forward through the combination of machine learning, video game engines and film that challenge current economically profitable and human-centric models.
Previously they were Adjunct Professors and Second Year Co-coordinators at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA) at the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
Awarded with the Monbukagakusho scholarship (MEXT) between 2014-2018, they received their Master in Engineering in the Field of Architecture from the University of Tokyo (T-ADS), after which they remained as researchers and tutors. Hadin received his B.A in architectural studies from UCLA and Deborah a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s of Architecture from the European University of Madrid.
‘Foll(i)cle, A Toxi-Cartographic Proposal for Bangkok’ is featured in the Spanish pavilion as part of the 17th Venice Biennale (2021) and was recently presented at the Royal Academy or Arts, as part of the Eco-Visionaries Symposium, Confronting a planet in a state of emergency. Their research has been presented at conferences in the United States and Europe including ACADIA (Michigan 2016, Cambridge 2017, online 2021), Technarte Art+Technology Conference (Bilbao 2017), COCA First International Conference in Architectural Communication (Madrid 2017).
Pareid’s work has most recently been awarded Architizer’s A+ Popular Choice Award in the category of Architecture+ Water for their project Pylonesque (2020), Arquia Proxima Innova for Mo(nu)ments (2020), two Honorable Mentions in the Bienal Ibero-Americana de Diseño for Pylonesque (2020), and Premio COAM Emergente for Pylonesque (2020).