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Part III: Manifesto Series: The Sharing Movement

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
7 – 9 pm
97 Kenmare St, New York, NY
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With Emily Abruzzo, Elvira Barriga, Adam Frampton, Soik Jung, Jimenez Lai, Laura Y. Liu, Hyungmin Pai, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo


The expansion of non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism has accelerated the proliferation of digital sharing platforms for the exchange of goods, information, and spaces. Today, apartments, cars, work-spaces, and all kinds of services can be exchanged, opening the possibilities for new understandings of the city. But the promises of the so-called “sharing economies” come along with controversies around the unequal consequences of such a process.


How design and architecture can adapt to the sharing urban transformation? How can the discipline of architecture stop lagging behind the new technologies industry for a life of sharing? How can the architect intervene in the different economic, legal, and design arguments provoked by the sharing market?


Part III – Manifesto Series: The Sharing Movement was the third installment of a series of events initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and now followed up with a collaboration with the Seoul Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. The series brings together leading practitioners and scholars within the sharing movement to explore its spatial, social, public, and private consequences, many of which are changing the future of urban life.





About the Participants


Emily Abruzzo is a partner in Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, a New York based-practice with experience ranging from civic and cultural projects to homes, exhibitions, and research-based initiatives. ABA has been recognized by, among others, the Architectural League of New York (the 2010 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers), the AIA (New Practices New York 2012 and a 2013 AIA New York Design Award), Wallpaper Magazine (Architects Directory 2013: “The world’s best young practices”), and the New York City DDC (Design + Construction Excellence Program).

In addition to her practice, Ms. Abruzzo is a critic at the Yale School of Architecture, a founding editor and publisher of the book series 306090, a 2014 MacDowell Fellow, and a Fellow of the Forum and Institute for Urban Design. Ms. Abruzzo received a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.Arch. from Princeton University, where she also received a Certificate in Media and Modernity and was named a Fellow at The Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.


Elvira Barriga is a Creative Director at Local Projects and heads the Department for Visual Experience Design. The Spanish Austrian blend has been practicing internationally for fifteen years at the intersection of experience design, culture, brands, and environments. She is always looking for powerful concepts that enrich our lives and environments with meaning, beauty, and surprise.


Elle was a Creative Director at Imprint Projects NYC and the Creative Director for the Brands and Environments team at Bruce Mau Design in Toronto. Prior to moving to North America she was a partner at Blotto Design, Berlin and a freelance Art Director for Meiré und Meiré, Berlin and taught typography and editorial design at the University of Arts in Berlin and at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.


Adam Frampton is the Principal of Only If, a New York City-based design practice for architecture and urbanism. Only If was founded in 2013 and is currently engaged in a range of projects, from the design of a single-family housing prototype to larger-scale urban planning, research and speculation. Adam Frampton is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP, and he previous worked for seven years as an Associate at OMA in Rotterdam and Hong Kong. He holds an M.Arch from Princeton University and is a registered architect in the Netherlands and the United States. His independent research on Hong Kong urbanism has been published as the co- authored Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook, which maps the city’s three- dimensional networks of pedestrian circulation and public space.


Jimenez Lai lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. In 2008, Lai founded Bureau Spectacular in Los Angeles, which imagines other worlds and engages the design of architecture through telling stories. Lai worked for various international offices, including OMA. Lai is widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. Lai has won various awards, including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale. Lai designed the Taiwan Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale, organized the Treatise exhibition and publication series at the Graham Foundation, and constructed a 52′ tall structure at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music Festival.


​Laura Y. Liu is Associate Professor of Global Studies & Geography at The New School. Her research focuses on community organizing, labor, migration, and urban development. She has written on the connection between geography and industry in the art exhibit Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave (2011); the influence of digital technologies on urban space in Situated Technologies Pamphlets 7: From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City (2010, with Trebor Scholz); and the impact of September 11 on Chinatown (Indefensible Space, 2007, Ed. Michael Sorkin). Her articles have appeared in Urban Geography; Gender, Place, and Culture; and Social and Cultural Geography. She is writing a book, Sweatshop City,which looks at the continuing relevance of the sweatshop in New York City and other post-Fordist, globalized contexts. She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in Geography from Rutgers University, and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.


Soik Jung is an urbanist and currently the director of Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism Division at Seoul Design Foundation. She studied Architecture in Yonsei University and received her Ph. D in Urbanism at Politecnico di Milano and Gwangju. After a wide range of design, architectural, urban design practices in Seoul, New York, Milan and Gwnagju, she has focused on urban communication projects – she was curator for the Governance Project for Great Hanoi, the Anyang Public Art Project 2010, the 4th Gwangju Design Biennale and the Culture Station Seoul 284; she also organized different urban pedagogy programmes as well as citizen programmes working with local institutions such as Haja Center, Daelim Museum.


Hyungmin Pai is an architectural historian, critic, and curator. He received his Ph.D. from the History, Theory, and Criticism program at MIT. Twice a Fulbright Scholar, he has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Washington University in St. Louis and was visiting scholar at MIT and London Metropolitan University. He is author of The Portfolio and the Diagram, Sensuous Plan: The Architecture of Seung H-Sang, and The Key Concepts of Korean Architecture. For the Venice Biennale, he was curator for the Korean Pavilion (2008, 2014), and a participant in the Common Pavilions project (2012). In 2014, the Korean Pavilion was awarded the Golden Lion for best national participa­tion. He was Visiting Director of the Asia Culture Center (2014–15) and Head Curator for the Gwangju Design Biennale (2010–11). He is presently a professor at the University of Seoul. He serves as a member of the Presidential Committee for the Hub City of Asian Culture, the Mayor’s Committee for the Future of Seoul, and is the chair of the Mokchon Architecture Archive.


Alejandro Zaera-Polo is an award-winning architect and a tenured professor at Princeton University. His career has consistently merged the practice of architecture with continued theoretical and academic engagement. He was trained at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (Hons), and holds a Master in Architecture from the Harvard GSD (with Distinction). He worked at OMA in Rotterdam (1991–93), prior to establishing FOA in 1993, and AZPML in 2011. He was the dean of Princeton School of Architecture (2012–14) and of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (2000–5). He was the inaugural recipient of the Norman Foster professorship at Yale University School of Architecture (2010–11), and has lectured widely and internationally at institutions such as the AA School, Columbia GSAPP, UCLA, and Yokohama University. His texts can be found in many professional publications such as El Croquis, Quaderns, A+U, Arch+, Log, AD and Harvard Design Magazine, and many of them are collected in The Sniper’s Log (2012).



Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Roger Ferris + Partners; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.