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2015 Spring Benefit: TRANS

Tuesday April 21, 2015

 

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Storefront for Art and Architecture 2015 Spring Benefit

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
432 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10022


Honoring:

Do Ho Suh and Thom Mayne


6 pm: Private Benefit Committee Auction Preview

7 pm: Silent Art Auction, Cocktails, and Hors D’oeuvres

9 pm: Special Performance by Tori Wrånes

 

Attire:  Transparent,  Translucent,  Transgressive

 

Transfigured, transparent, translucent, transsexual, transatlantic, transcendent. Join us to tranversally transform transactions of generosity and capital at our 2015 Spring Benefit.

 

On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, Storefront for Art and Architecture will celebrate over three decades of advancing innovative positions and providing a platform for dialogue and collaboration across disciplinary, ideological, and geographic boundaries.

Storefront’s 2015 Spring Benefit will be the first public event to be held at 432 Park Avenue, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, prior to the official opening of the building. The event will honor artist Do Ho Suh and architect Thom Mayne, internationally recognized figures who have participated in Storefront programming throughout the years.


This year’s theme, TRANS, focuses on particular aspects within the work of the honorees, including transcultural and transparent details of Do Ho Suh’s materialization of architecture elements, as well as Thom Mayne’s transgressive form making.

A silent auction featuring TRANS-themed works by artists, architects, and designers will allow benefit guests to take home artworks with transformative power while supporting and benefiting Storefront for Art and Architecture's mission and programs.

 

CONTACT:

Tickets: Melissa Weisberg, 212.431.5795 or mw@storefrontnews.org. To purchase online, click here.

Sponsorship and Press: Jinny Khanduja, 212.431.5795 or jk@storefrontnews.org

 

 

ART AUCTION INCLUDES WORKS BY:

 

Vito Acconci

Lindsey Adelman

David Adjaye

Diana Al-Hadid

Grimenesa Amorós

Benjamin Aranda

Erieta Attali

Iwan Baan

Brett Beyer

Sebastiaan Bremer

Bec Brittain

Rafael de Cárdenas

Craig Dykers

Mary Ellen Carroll

Sebastian Errazuriz

Ramak Fazel

Tony Feher

Fausto Fontana

Future Perfect

Liam Gillick

Terence Gower

Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam

Wade Guyton

Steven Holl

Bjarke Ingels

Andres Jaque

Arcady Kotler

Andrew Kovacs

Jimenez Lai

Leong Leong

Michael Loverich

Leslie Lyons

Thom Mayne

Christina McPhee

Patrick Meagher

Shirin Neshat

Sarah Oppenheimer

Jorge Otero-Pailos

Ariel Rojo

Sagmeister & Walsh

Bayeté Ross Smith

Alex Schweder

Denise Scott Brown

Amie Siegel

Katrin Sigurdardottir

Kiki Smith

SO-IL

Do Ho Suh

Janaina Tschape

Bernard Tschumi

Rafael Viñoly

Lawrence Weiner

Dustin Yellin

 

 

BENEFIT COMMITTEE:

 

Circle:

WorldStage

 

Council:

Autodesk, Inc.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF)

Robert M. Rubin and Stéphane Samuel

Lauren Kogod and David Smiley

 

Benefactor:

NRI

Pentagram

Royal Norwegian Consulate General

 

Patron:

Belmont Freeman Architects

Flos USA, Inc.

HWKN (Hollwich Kushner)

Andy Klemmer

Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi

Sara Meltzer

Joseph Mizzi, Sciame Construction

RD Rice

Suchi Reddy / Reddymade Design

Melissa Shoes

Sky Frame

STUDIOS Architecture

Alexis Walther

WB Wood

 

Sponsor:

21c Museum Hotels

Paola Antonelli

Iñaki Abalos

Daniel Arsham

Laurie Beckelman

Philip G. Bernstein FAIA

Carlos Brillembourg Architects

Chamber

Control Group

Alexandra Cunningham

Christina R. Davis

Kyle DeWoody

FXFOWLE

Gensler

David M. Glanstein, Esq.

Richard Gluckman

Susan Grant Lewin

Peter Guggenheimer

Peter Hochschild

Barbara Hoffman

Steven Holl

Sachi Hoshikawa

Campbell Hyers

Barbara Jakobson

Steven Incontro and David Joselit

Andrew Laing

Lehmann Maupin

Anne Livet

Neil Logan

LOT-EK

Karen Fairbanks and Scott Marble

Marpillero Pollak Architects

Patrick Meagher

Edwin Meulensteen

Mark Fletcher and Tobias Meyer

Toshiko Mori

MOS Architects

Sarah Natkins

Victoria Newhouse

Margery Perlmutter

Penny Pilkington, P.P.O.W.

Barbara G. Pine

Porcelanosa

Simon Preston

Charles Renfro

Rockwell Group

James Sanders

Annabelle Selldorf

Ruth Lande Shuman

SO-IL

Stephen Talasnik

Thornton Tomasetti

Roman Viñoly

Mabel Wilson

Karen Wong

WXY Architecture

Bettina Zerza

 

SPECIAL THANKS:

Macklowe Properties and CIM Group

 

Storefront for Art and Architecture is a 501(c)3 organization. $105 of each ticket is not tax-deductible. Proceeds will support Storefront’s program of exhibitions, events, competitions, publications, and special projects.


Committee Members and Sponsors: Please reply by April 13th, 2015 to have your name listed in the event program. 

Definition Series: House v. Home

Thursday March 19, 2015

 

Definition Series: House v. Home

March 19th at 7 PM

 

How are ever-increasing housing prices transforming the experience of the city? Will we ever be able to feel private again as our devices are literally monitoring our steps? What does “home” mean, when public housing is a thing of the past, and domesticity a marketing gimmick?

 

Under such pressures, the very meaning of home is being redefined: as a war target, as a data factory, as a financial commodity. The book SQM: The Quantified Home (edited by Space Caviar, and produced for the 2014 Biennale Interieur in Belgium) gathers a number of leading authors to explore how ideas of house, home, domestic space have changed over the last hundred years.

 

The editors and some of the contributors of SQM presented their own definitions of these terms, engaging with the public in a discussion over the manifold and conflicting meanings of the place we call home.

 

Participants:

Andrea Bagnato, Gabrielle Brainard, Ignacio González Galán, Joseph Grima, Alexandra Lange, Joanne McNeil, Jacob Reidel, Susanne Schindler

 

Gabrielle Brainard is an architect, currently practicing with SHoP Architects in New York City. She edited Perspecta 41: Grand Tour, and contributed to the show “Some True Stories” at Storefront in 2008.

 

Ignacio González Galán is an architect and historian based in New York. He recently co-authored the project “Cinecittà Occupata” at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is the chief curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 "After Belonging" with the After Belonging Agency.

 

Alexandra Lange is a design and architecture critic, and author of Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities (Princeton, 2012). She writes  regularly for Dezeen, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and several other publications. 

 

Joanne McNeil is a writer from New York. Her work has been published in Art and the Internet (Black Dog, 2014), as well as various magazines including the Atlantic and Frieze. She is writing a book on privacy and Internet culture, and is currently in residence at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center.

 

Jacob Reidel is an architect at Ennead Architects in New York City. He is a founding editor of CLOG journal, and was assistant curator of OfficeUS at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennial. He contributed to the show “Some True Stories” at Storefront in 2008.

 

Susanne Schindler is an architect and writer focused on the intersection of policy and design in housing. She teaches at Parsons and Columbia, and is lead researcher of House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate, a multi-year project of Columbia’s Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.

 

Joseph Grima was formerly director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, and editor of Domus magazine. Since 2013 he leads Space Caviar, a design research office based in Genoa, Italy. He is director of the next Ideas City: New York, and co-director of the forthcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial.

 

Andrea Bagnato is an architect and researcher at Space Caviar, and a graduate of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, London. He was managing editor of SQM: The Quantified Home, and is currently in charge of publications for the Chicago Architecture Biennial.


SQM:  The Quantified Home

Editors:  Space Caviar (Joseph Grima, Andrea Bagnato, Tamar Shafrir)

Book design:  Folder (Marco Ferrari, Elisa Pasqual)

 

Texts by:  Rahel Aima, Aristide Antonas, Gabrielle Brainard and Jacob Reidel, Keller Easterling, Ignacio González Galán, Hilde Heynen, Dan Hill, Sam Jacob, Alexandra Lange, Justin McGuirk, Joanne McNeil, Alessandro Mendini, Jonathan Olivares, Marina Otero Verzier, Beatriz Preciado, Anna Puigjaner, Catharine Rossi, Andreas Ruby, Malkit Shoshan, Bruce Sterling

 

Publisher:  Lars Müller Publishers

Language:  English

Published in:  2014

Format:  Softcover with wallpaper dust jacket, 304 pages, 140 images

ISBN:   978-3-03778-453-2

Storefront Salon: Militarized Metropolis - The Life and Death of Public Space

Friday February 27, 2015

Facilitated by Mabel O. Wilson and Bayeté Ross Smith

Storefront Salon: Militarized Metropolis - The Life and Death of Public Space
A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images. Protestors lay down in Grand Central Station during a protest.

 

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Militarized Metropolis – the Life and Death of Public Space

Friday, Feb 27th, 5pm-6pm

Storefront for Art and Architecture Gallery Space, 97 Kenmare St.

 

In the era of Occupy, clashes between the public and the police have become routine civic encounters in the downtowns of New York, Hong Kong, London, Istanbul, Athens, Madrid, and many other global cities. These protests followed the tumultuous months of civil disobedience in the central squares and streets of cities involved in the Arab Spring: Cairo, Tunis, Manama, and Tripoli.

 

In the US, media attention has been sparked by recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri in response to the murder of unarmed black youth Michael Brown by a white police officer. Protests were greeted with the brute force of armed National Guard, state troopers, and local police. In New York, the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD inspired indignation and public outcry in the form of marches and gatherings in downtown Manhattan.

 

Revolutionary Frantz Fanon observed in the mid 20th century that institutions of education, work, church, and family maintained the moral order of capitalist society, which in turn lightened the task of policing. At the same time, in Europe’s colonies, the policeman and the soldier served as “instituted go-betweens, the spokesmen of the settler, and his rule of oppression.” The police and the soldier maintained contact with the native and advised him “by means of rifle butts and napalm not to budge.”

 

How do we make sense of increased violence the public spaces of our cities? Does the escalation of a militarized police enact the will of the state’s power, and if so, for whom and against whom? Do the surveillance apparatuses of CCTV cameras, bollards, metal safety barriers, guard booths, and a host of other architectures of security move beyond securitization to deaden civic protest? Is the protest tactic of the “die-in” emblematic of a militarized public space?

 

Join us for our first Storefront Salon to discuss the intersections between urban violence, public space, civic protest, and the security state in our cities today.

 

Featuring:


Mabel O. Wilson: award-winning designer and scholar; Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP

 

Bayeté Ross Smith: artist, photographer, and educator; Associate Program Director for KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative)

 

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Bayeté Ross Smith is an artist, photographer, and educator living in New York City. He began his career as a photojournalist with the Knight Ridder Newspaper Corporation. Bayeté has exhibited widely at many prominent arts and cultural institutions. His collaborative projects "Along The Way" and "Question Bridge: Black Males" have shown at the 2008 and 2012 Sundance Film Festival, respectively. His work has also been featured at the Sheffield Doc Fest in Sheffield England, the Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam the Netherlands and the L.A. Film Festival. He has also been involved in a variety of community and public art projects with organizations such as the Jerome Foundation, BRIC Arts Media, The Laundromat Project, Alternate Roots, the city of San Francisco, the Hartford YMCA and the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency.

Bayeté’s accolades include a FSP/Jerome Fellowship, as well as fellowships and residencies with the McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, the Kala Institute, Berkeley, California, the Laundromat Project, New York, NY and Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain.

His photographs have been published in numerous books and magazines, including Dis:Integration: The Splintering of Black America (2010), Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present (2009), Black: A Celebration of A Culture (2005), The Spirit Of Family (2002); SPE Exposure: The Society of Photographic Education Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine, and Working Mother Magazine.

As an educator, He has taught on the collegiate level and mentored youth through community based art programs. He has worked with the International Center of Photography, New York University, Parsons, the New School for Design, the California College of the Arts, and numerous K-12 and college level courses. Bayeté is currently the Associate Program Director for KAVI (Kings Against Violence Initiative), a violence prevention non-profit organization in New York that has a partnership with Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.

 

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Mabel O. Wilson is an award winning designer, scholar, and educator. Her collaborative design practices (KW: a and Studio &) have worked on speculative and built projects. The (a)way station, in the collection of SFMoMA, received a design award from ID Magazine and has been exhibited widely. Her practice has been a competition finalist for several important cultural institutions including lower Manhattan’s African Burial Ground Memorial (with Dean Wolfe Architects) and the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture (with Diller Scofidio + Renfro.) The Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and SF Cameraworks have exhibited her installations. She is currently compiling the rich photographic archive from her book Progress and Prospects into an experimental exhibit and database as part of the Visible History Project. She is also developing an urban history database for use through mobile technologies by residents of Accra, Ghana.

 

Mabel is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. She teaches courses in architectural design, architectural theory, and visual cultural studies. Her seminars examine a range of subjects including raciality and architectural discourse; space and the politics of cultural memory and history; and theories of time, cinema and databases. Her architectural design studios utilize methods of parametric data-mining and visualization to explore urbanization, new technologies, and globalization in African cities and systems of aggregation and material expression. She received a doctorate in American Studies from NYU (2007), and an M. Arch from Columbia’s GSAPP (1991). As the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor at GSAPP, she directs the program for Advanced Architectural Research, co directs the Global Africa Lab, and is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Research in African American Studies in GSAS.

 
Her scholarly research investigates space and cultural memory in black America, race and visual culture, and new technologies and the social production of space. Her essays have appeared in numerous journals and books on critical geography, cultural memory, visual culture, and architecture. Her recent book, Negro Building – Black Americans and the World of Fairs and Museums, studies how the spaces of world’s fairs, emancipation expositions, and grassroots public museums became sites to imagine Afro-modernity.

 

About Storefront Salon:


Storefront Salon is a monthly intimate and informal gathering at Storefront’s gallery to promote dialogue connecting art and architecture to broader contemporary issues. These facilitated discussions are open to everyone, and will bring together Storefront's members, network, and the community to discuss and dissect the role of culture in the most recent and relevant public debates.

 

The first discussion of Storefront Salon will be ‘Militarized Metropolis – the Life and Death of Public Space’ facilitated by Mabel O. Wilson, Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP, and Bayeté Ross Smith, Associate Program Director for KAVI. 

 

Stay tuned for upcoming dates and discussion topics.


Screening Series: Critical Caribbean / La Feria Concreta

Tuesday February 24, 2015

Screening Series: Critical Caribbean / La Feria Concreta
Photography by Fausto Fontana

UNA MIRADA, DOS REALIDADES , a video installation created for the Pavilion of the Dominican Republic at the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture

 

Una Mirada, Dos Realidades (One Look, Two Realities), directed by Corinne van der Borch, examines the current and historical context surrounding the fairgrounds of the Feria de la Paz y Confraternidad del Mundo Libre (Fair of Peace and Fraternity of the Free World) in Santo Domingo. The fair, staged in 1955 by the dictator Rafael Trujillo to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his rule, reaffirmed architectural modernist tropes in its structures and overall master plan. The architecture of the fair facilitated the presentation of the country as a regional and global power.

 

Today, the fair’s structures are used both as the home of many of the country’s most powerful governmental bodies, but also by informal vendors during the day and illicit enterprises at night. The film captures the variety of types of occupation through personal interviews, and displays the transition of the fairgrounds from day to night. The inherent dualities and contradictions evident on the fairgrounds represent the unique national identity of the Dominican Republic. The film was an integral part of the inaugural representation of the Dominican Republic at the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

 

Drawing upon the representation of the contradictory nature of a country often omitted from the global architectural and design discourse, this panel will discuss the challenges of presenting the Dominican Republic, the success (or failure) of the film and the exhibit to do so, and the manner in which we define the country through a critical regional perspective.

 

Panelists:

 

Corinne Van der Borch, Director of Una Mirada, Dos Realidades

 

Shohei Shigematsu, Executive Producer of Una Mirada, Dos Realidades

 

Christy Cheng, Executive Producer of Una Mirada, Dos Realidades

 

Patricio del Real, Curatorial Assistant of the upcoming exhibit at MOMA, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980

 

Deepak Lamba-Nieves, Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies at Brown University; Chair of Economic Development Research at the Center for a New Economy in Puerto Rico

 

Sachi Hoshikawa, Commissioner of the Dominican Republic Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture

 

Corinne Van der Borch is the Director of Una Mirada, Dos Realidades. She is a visual artist and award-winning Dutch documentary filmmaker. Corinne is based in New York, where she received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She established Wondertime Films in order to create ‘ordinary magic,’ by collecting intimate stories and visuals that could otherwise easily go unseen, using the camera as her notebook. Mentored by experimental filmmaker Alan Berliner and the pioneer of Direct Cinema Albert Maysles, her work has screened in Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam, New York, and Los Angeles. She collaborated on short-film projects with architects Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu (SO-IL) and photographer Iwan Baan. Her feature length documentary Girl with Black Balloons, about the oldest living resident of the Chelsea Hotel, won the Grand Jury Metropolis prize at DOC NYC in 2011. 

 

Shohei Shigematsu is an Executive Producer of Una Mirada, Dos Realidades. He joined OMA in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. He has led the OMA office in New York since 2006 and is responsible for OMA's operations in North America. Under his direction, the New York office has overseen the completion of Milstein Hall at Cornell University as well as the construction of the Quebec National Beaux Arts Museum and the Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach. Shohei has also led numerous collaborations with artists, including a seven-screen pavilion in Cannes with Kanye West, the Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art in upstate New York, and a studio renovation for artist Cai Guo Qiang in New York. Most recently, Shohei led the winning competition designs for residential towers in Coconut Grove in San Francisco, a mixed-use project in Los Angeles, a tower in Sao Paulo, and a new civic center master plan in Bogota, Colombia. Shohei is currently a Design Critic for Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

 

Christy Cheng is an Executive Producer of Una Mirada, Dos Realidades. She is a New York-based architect, writer, and editor who received a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. Christy has held positions as an architect at a number of offices, including OMA, where she was a key member of several architectural and research-based projects. She has also worked at the artist Ai Weiwei’s architectural design firm, Fake Design, in Beijing. She currently works independently on a variety of scales and types of projects. Christy has taught graduate level architectural studios at Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, and CUNY. She is a registered architect in New York and California.

 

Patricio del Real holds a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Columbia University, and a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has taught and practiced in the United States and Europe, as well as in Chile where he lived in the early 1990s. He has taught design-build architecture studios in the US and participated in the construction of informal structures in Havana, presenting his research on contemporary vernacular practices in Cuba at the International Biennial of Architecture in Havana. He co-edited an anthology, Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories, recently released by Routledge. Patricio is currently working at the Museum of Modern Art on an upcoming exhibition on modern architecture in Latin America.

 

Deepak Lamba-Nieves is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University's  Watson Institute for International Studies  and Churchill J. Carey Jr. Chair of Economic Development Research at the  Center for a New Economy  (CNE) in Puerto Rico. His current research interests focus on transnational migration, international development, hometown associations (HTAs), economic and social policy, and transnational ethnography. Deepak’s dissertation project examines the links between migration, development processes, and transnational transformations. It is based on six years of field work in Boston, New York City, and the southern region of the Dominican Republic.

 

Sachi Hoshikawa was the Commissioner of the Dominican Republic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2014. Sachi is an architect and real estate advisor. She holds a Master of Design Studies in Real Estate Finance and Development from Harvard University, a Master in Engineering from Kyoto University, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña.  Her interdisciplinary qualifications in design, engineering, and business have led her to participate in numerous international development projects. She is the Founder and CEO of Miliú, an investment, acquisition, and development firm in the New York metropolitan area that operates like a studio, in which research, creativity, and innovative design are intrinsic elements of all processes. Sachi has been a visiting design critic at Columbia University and the Oslo School of Art and Architecture, as well as a contributor to the architecture magazine Kenchiku Notes.

Supercollider Situation

Thursday December 18, 2014 – Thursday December 18, 2014

Supercollider Situation

Supercollider Situation

Thursday, December 18, 7pm

 

An evening of collaborative improvisations and solo intercessions performed by a group of sound artists, programmers and musicians form the New York Supercollider Meetup. From ethereal to cacophonous, performers presented a gamut of textural and tonal explorations of this unique sonic structure comprised of 8 audio channels running through 10 transducers resonating into "Situation NY," Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY's site-specific installation. 

 

About Supercollider

The New York Supercollider Meetup is a monthly forum for learning and collaboration around music and sound art created using the Supercollider programming language. The group has been meeting for about 4 years, and is made up of sound artists, programmers, musicians and producers of various backgrounds. Anyone interested in Supercollider is welcome to join our group, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

 

 

Participants 

Daniel Palkowski has been a New York based composer and performer since 1976. He has created content for Voyager, MacMillan Digital, Disney and Harper Collins among others. Performances worldwide. He has a CD, Electria (available wherever digital downloads are sold), and a vinyl, Asterism (1985). He has been a video and audio specialist at Ernst & Young since 1997, and composer/sound designer for the online Snidetv video series. His compositions regularly appear in concerts by Composers Concordance, and the International Street Cannibals. 

 

Dave Britton is a neuroscientist working on brain-computer interfacing. In the past he has been CTO of Internet companies and developed business applications software. He collaborates with visual artist Jack Ox on the Virtual Color Organ project. He plays flute in Irish traditional music sessions, and plays shakuhachi for personal meditation. His current SuperCollider programming project uses his EEG brainwaves to interactively create music in real-time performance accompanying his playing acoustic wind instruments.

 

David Reeder is a media arts software developer who combines software design with music composition, sound invention and inter-media installations. He is co-organizer of NYC SuperCollider and author of Dansemuse, an effective, lightweight, easily configurable software library that translates movement into Open Sound Control messages. As a musician, David has performed at the Darmstadt Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik and in New York including the Brooklyn College International Electro-Acoustic Music Festival. His compositions have been performed in cities around the US. 

 

Nicholas Colvin is a musician, technologist and hacker, co-organizer of NYC Supercollider and Monthly Music Hackathon NYC. He is a percussionist as well as computer musician and synthesist, and performs with Gamelan Kusuma Laras at the Indonesian Consulate. In computer music, his primary focus is algorithmic composition and real-time improvisation using novel digital music interfaces.

 

About the installation: Situation NY

Reflecting on the contemporary conditions emerging between the digital and the physical realms, the collaboration of Winderen and Fornes collapses sound, light and form in an object with intrinsic sensorial behaviors, inviting visitors to question the properties of matter and the built environment surrounding us. The installation is a vibrating sound experiment that aims to transform the architecture into animated sensible form. Conceived as a sound object that absorbs and contrasts the site specificity of the Storefront Gallery with abstract, spatial, formal and acoustic variations and compositions, Situation NY raises questions about context, sensorial readings, estrangement and the uncanny tangentially resonating with contemporary debates around the ontology of objects.     

 

SITUATION NY

by Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY


Fabrication by

bengal.fierro

 

Commissioned by 

Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

With the support of 

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

 

More infomation here

Membership Event: Private Screening of Amie Siegel's 'Provenance' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday December 13, 2014

Membership Event: Private Screening of Amie Siegel's 'Provenance' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Amie Siegel (American, b. 1974). 'Provenance' (still), 2013. HD video, color, sound; 40 min., 30 sec.

Amie Siegel: Provenance

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Members only private screening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

A film work of cinematic scale, Provenance traces in reverse the global trade in furniture from the Indian city of Chandigarh. Conceived in the 1950s by architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh’s controversial modernist architecture includes original pieces of furniture—tables, chairs, settees, desks—created specifically for the building’s interiors. Recently these pieces have appeared at auction houses around the world, commanding record prices. Starting with the Chandigarh furniture in the present, the film begins in New York apartments, London townhouses, Belgian villas and Paris salons of avid collectors. From there, it moves backwards to the furniture’s sale at auction, preview exhibitions, and photography for auction catalogues, to restoration, cargo shipping containers, and Indian ports — ending finally in Chandigarh, a city in a state of entropy.  
 
Juxtaposing contemplative tracking shots, precise framing, and recurrent tableaux the film enacts a subtly discursive cinematic space, peeling back time to make visible the furniture’s movement around the globe. This accumulative montage exposes the circuits of ownership and history that influence the furniture's fluctuating value.  

 

Amie Siegel.    Ranging from photographs, video, film installations, and feature films for the cinema, American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions including Amie Siegel: Provenance, currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as well as solo and group exhibitions at MoMA/PS1, MAXXI Rome, Hayward Gallery, London, Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her films have screened at Cannes, Berlin, New York and Toronto Film Festivals, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and    is   the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award. In 2014 Storefront for Art and Architecture commissioned Amie Siegel's The Architects as part of OfficeUS. For more information about this piece please click here.


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Keller Easterling: World City Trailers

Tuesday November 18, 2014 – Tuesday November 18, 2014

Keller Easterling: World City Trailers

World City Trailers

a selection of films on the occasion of the launch of  Extrastatecraft: the Power of Infrastructure Space  by Keller Easterling

Tuesday, November 18

7-9pm

 

An emergent genre of urban porn, urban music video or urban trailer now promotes the global city building epidemic. In the typical template for these videos, a zoom from outer space drops through clouds to reveal the location of a new world city. 

 

The stirring music of an epic adventure or western accompanies a swoop through shimmering cartoon skylines, resorts, suburbs and sun flares. A deep movie-trailer voice repeats all the mantras of free trade and incentivized urbanism to which foreign investment has become addicted to no taxes, no bureaucracy, streamlined customs, and deregulation of labor or environment law. This new free zone paradigm, often no longer the fenced in warehousing compound of just 30 or 40 years ago, nevertheless harbors grisly, stabilized forms of labor abuse, and it still fails to return optimal economic results. But egged on by global consultancies, the zone is now bathed in redemptive rhetoric and treated as the necessary signal for entry into a global marketplace. 

 

This selection of promotional videos, from among scores of others, demonstrates how contagious the free zone has been all around the world with examples from Tunisia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, Ecuador, Kenya, Taiwan, Afghanistan, UAE, Lithuania, Malaysia, India, Libya, Nigeria, Holland, Laos, Azerbaijan, Gabon, Tanzania and Kuwait. Comically drunk on heroic urban aspirations the videos distract from their inherent violence as they mix things like fantasy environments, Hegel quotes and buildings shaped like diamonds or dolphins. 

 

The audience heard Keller Easterling's reflections on the book and the "World City Trailers" compilation. The videos, presented on the occasion of the launch of  Extrastatecraft: the Power of Infrastructure Space  (Verso 2014) were played continuously over wine and conversation.

 

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About Extrastatecraft: the Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso 2014)

Repeatable spatial formulas, like those for free zone world cities, make most of the space being built in the world. Some of the most radical changes to the globalizing world are being written in the language of this almost infrastructural spatial matrix. Administered by mixtures of state and non-state players and driven by profound irrationalities and dubious aspirations, infrastructure space generates de facto, undeclared forms of polity that can outpace law, and it is the secret weapon of some of the world's most powerful players. Even at a moment of ubiquitous computing, Extrastatecraft: the Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso 2014) considers space itself as an information system with the power and currency of software-a spatial operating system for shaping the city. With an experimental narrative structure, the book, moves between exposing evidence of infrastructure space and learning to detect the violence and productivity immanent in its organization. But it also rehearses ways to hack this space with expanded techniques of form-making and surprising approaches to political activism.

 

Keller Easterling is an architect, writer and professor at Yale. In addition to  Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), Easterling is the author of Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), The Action is the Form (Strelka Press, 2012) Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999). Easterling’s essay “Floor” was recently included in the Elements exhibition of the 2014 Venice Biennale.

 

 

OFFICEUS: BULLETS WITH-OUT IDEOLOGY

Saturday November 15, 2014 – Sunday November 23, 2014

BULLETS WITH-OUT IDEOLOGY 

With the participation of Gene Kohn (KPF),  Shawn McLearen,  Antoni Muntadas, Ippolito Pestellini,  Amie Siegel, OfficeUS Partners and Founders among others.

November 17-23, 2014

 

US Pavilion, Giardini (Venice, Italy)

Monditalia, Arsenale (Venice, Italy)

 

OfficeUS, with its first headquarters at the Venice Architecture Biennale, was founded in 2014 with the mission to critically reflect on the production of architecture globally today. Taking as transversal lens of inquiry an archive that contains the production of US firms in a global context over the last hundred years and the architecture offices themselves, OfficeUS has been simultaneously looking backwards and forward while projecting a new model for global architectural practice open to all of us.

 

Over the last twenty-five weeks of the Biennale, the  OfficeUS Partners, Arielle Assouline-Lichten, Cooking Sections: Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe, Curtis Roth, Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió, Matteo Ghidoni, and M-A-U-S-E-R: Mona Mahall & Asli Serbest have been addressing the 25 OfficeUS Issues, working in collaboration with global outpost offices and a diverse cast of visiting experts, from high rise engineers to students, submitting historical material to contemporary critique while projecting an alternative future where issues become assets.

 

The closing Issue of OfficeUS, Bullets With-Out Ideology, aims to address the role of architects in the perpetuation or redefinition of current economic, social and political forms of action.

 

For the last week of OfficeUS in Venice, OfficeUS Partners will target some of the projects to be developed in the future present, including PARK, an investigation on corporate social responsibility, and the way the project's structures and forms shape the future of our cities.   

 

Below is a series of events, screenings and lectures that will take place throughout the week: 

 

Friday, November 16, 1pm

US Pavilion in the Giardini 

Shawn McLearen lecures on American Capital & Local Cultural Ecosystems - Towards a Cultural Development Corporation

 

Tuesday November 18 to Sunday, November 23, 11am-6pm

Stage D, Arsenale

The Architects a film by Amie Siegel commissioned for the closing of OfficeUS screens at the Arsenale, at stage D of Monditalia.

 

Wednesday, November 19, 11am-6pm

US Pavilion in the Giardini

A photographic essay by Brett Beyer "Seven fundamental views of the Architectural Office" is presented throughout the day. 

 

Thursday, November 20, 11am-6pm

US Pavilion in the Giardini

A digital essay by Studio Indefinit of aerial images of the almost thousand projects contained in the Repository is on display throughout the day. 

 

Friday November 21, 11am

US Pavilion in the Giardini

A. Eugene Kohn, the Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, who founded KPF on July 4, 1976 along William Pedersen and Sheldon Fox, will lecture on the development of KPF global strategy and some of the major international projects the firm has constructed over the years.

 

As part of the ongoing research of OfficeUS, Studio Indefinit has extracted as a composite global map the satellite site images of the projects contained in the OfficeUS Repository exhibition at OfficeUS. The full project, World Sites, is on display at the OfficeUS, the US Pavilion in Venice on November 21st and on November 23rd.

 

Saturday, November 22, 12pm 

US Pavilion in the Giardini 

Amie Siegel, along with invited curators, media theorists and filmmakers discuss The Architects a film by Amie Siegel and commissioned for the closing of OfficeUS.

 

Saturday November 22, 10pm - late

Venue TBA

An event curated by OfficeUS Partners marks the closing of OfficeUS in Venice.

 

Sunday November 23, 11am-6pm 

US Pavilion in the Giardini 

OfficeUS Partners, Founders and a cast of guests and curators close the United States of America Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale with a working session, and a series of conversation with invited guests, including the presentation of the second publication of OfficeUS, OfficeUS Atlas, and the upcoming exhibition in Spring 2015 at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, as well as the future paths of OfficeUS.  Studio Indefinit's project, World Sites will be on display.

 


Participant Bios

 

Studio Indefinit focuses on the interplay between human activity and sensory perception to create immersive, interactive environments. Its members combine their unique backgrounds in acoustics, architecture, sound design, music, user experience, and software development, relying on a common language of sound and space to convert original concepts into tangible experiences.

 

Shawn McLearen is a real estate developer and Member of Storefront for Art for Architecture. Until recently he served as Vice President of Property Development for Artspace Projects - America's largest non-profit real estate developer for the arts - where he helped raise over $100M toward the completion of projects in New York. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Ming.

 

Brett Beyer is an architectural and fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his degree in studio art from Bard College. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, American Photography, Rolling Stone, Dwell, Fast Company, and The Cornell Journal of Architecture. Some of his architectural clients include Cornell Architecture Art & Planning, OMA, and SOM. His recent group exhibitions include “5 Beekman” as part of Visions at Temple Court in New York City, and “OMA: Aerial/Interior” as part of the International Photography Awards Best of Show in Los Angeles. In 2013 he took part in a week-long residency as part of the 30th anniversary show “Being” at Storefront for Art and Architecture. He is currently photographing architectural offices in New York City to be shown at the OfficeUS Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. 

 

Amie Siegel.  Ranging from photographs, video, film installations, and feature films for the cinema, American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions including Amie Siegel: Provenance, currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as well as solo and group exhibitions at MoMA/PS1, MAXXI Rome, Hayward Gallery, London, Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her films have screened at Cannes, Berlin, New York and Toronto Film Festivals, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and  is the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award.

 

A. Eugene Kohn, Chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, founded KPF along with William Pedersen and Sheldon Fox, based on a commitment to design service and excellence. Gene has served as Partner-in-Charge of many of KPF's major domestic and international projects and is responsible for many of the firm's new commissions. He has developed a global strategy and has shaped the firm into one of the world's leaders in all aspects of architectural practice.


Alberto Momo (1972). Film lover, critic and independent film-maker, he lives and works in Torino.  After his architecture studies, he makes videos and documentaries, screened in festivals such as Venezia, Locarno, Rotterdam, Montréal.  His special interest is in spatial character of cinema. He made architecture movies for the Accademia di San Luca in Roma and La Biennale di Venezia (2012). He won best Italian documentary in Torino 2006 with a portrait of the Italian architect Elio Luzi. He worked also for TV programs on Italian broadcasts Rai3 and Rai4.  PhD in Architecture with a work on Italian television landscape, lecturer in cinema, architecture, city and territory at the Politecnico of Torino. He writes for several revues and publications (Blow Up, Il Manifesto, Il giornale dell'architettura, l'Enciclopedia Treccani). In 2013, he published with Donatello Fumarola the book Atlante sentimentale del cinema per il XXI secolo, 50 conversations with most important contemporary filmmakers.  As a curator, he realized an installation about Torino in television history within the exibition 011 Torino (with Filippo De Pieri, 2008) and the movie-map of Italy in the exibition Monditalia at La Biennale di Architettura of Venezia 2014, with 80 sequences from italian movies in 60 screens.


Born in 1942 in Barcelona, Antoni Muntadas has lived and worked in New York since 1971. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the 51st Venice Biennale (Spanish Pavilion), Documenta VI and X, and the Sao Paulo, Whitney, Lyon, Gwangju and Istanbul Biennales. Solo exhibitions include The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Berkeley Art Museum in California, the Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, the Capc de Bordeaux, France, the Museo de Arte Moderna de Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, among other institutions. Muntadas has a long-standing academic career, teaching in universities worldwide.

 

Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli joined OMA in 2007 and is based in Rotterdam. Pestellini's work and research at OMA/AMO has a focus on design, preservation, scenography, and curation. He currently leads the transformation design of the 16th century Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice, and developed Monditalia, a multi-disciplinary exhibition focused on Italy, at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Recently, Pestellini has directed the design of OMA's Tools for Life furniture collection for Knoll, led architectural competitions including the expansion of Bocconi University in Milan and the Tecnopole of Bologna, designed scenography for the Greek theater of Siracusa in Sicily, and co-curated Cronocaos, OMA's exhibition on preservation at the 2010 Venice Architectural Biennale. Since 2010, Pestellini has overseen a range of AMO projects with Prada, including stage design for fashion shows and directing special events and publications. He contributes to the curatorial development and exhibition design for Fondazione Prada, with projects such When Attitudes Become Form: 1969/2013 in Venice. He holds a Master of Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano.


Davide Rapp. 1980, architect and videomaker, graduated at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2005 he has been collaborating with several architectural offices in Milano (mutti&architetti, Stefano Boeri Architetti). He is a PH.d candidate in Interior Design at Politecnico di Milano. He presented his work and research at different international schools of design and architecture, delivering lectures at Domus Academy , Milano - NABA , Milano - Politecnico di Milano  - Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule , Halle. He is co-author (with Alberto Iacovoni, Rome) of the graphic-essay Playscape (Edizioni Libria, 2009) looking at the public space as a promising field of experimental architectures. He is co-author (with Federico Bernocchi and Francesca Benedetto, Milano) of The Dog From The City (Milano, 2013), a short movie describing the relationship between Nature and the City through the eyes of a dog walking in parks and public spaces. He participated in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - Fundamentals (Biennale Venezia, 2014) with the project ‘Elements’, a movie montage of short architecture-related clips conceived specifically for the intro room of the exhibition Elements of Architecture.

 

Cabaret Series: Ventriloquism

Thursday November 13, 2014 – Thursday November 13, 2014

Cabaret Series: Ventriloquism

Cabaret Series:

VENTRILOQUISM

An evening with the Avery Review and ARPA Journal.

Thursday, November 13, 7-9pm


In architecture, where research is everywhere and commentary comes easy, how does criticism and research speak to one another? Who are their publics and what are their modes of address? In a cabaret reading, ARPA Journal and the Avery Review reenacted the voices that animate two forums of spirited public conversation. In these acts, critics and subjects traded places, reading from and responding to the arguments and tactics of each other as a form of exchange.

 

The Storefront community joined the journals' editors and contributors Amale Andraos, Carson Chan, Andrés Jaque, Jennifer Leung, Leah Meisterlin, Elliot Montgomery, Garrett Ricciardi and Julian Rose for an evening of ventriloquism and reverie.

 

Avery Review and ARPA Journal are digital periodicals from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. Through lively writing and engaged critique, both eschew the boundaries of academia and practice, and argue for the urgency of new platforms for thinking about architecture. ARPA Journal presents applied research to examine the ethical implications of research practice, and spark ideas for its potential transformation. The Avery Review explores the critical essay as potent form for testing one's own intellectual commitments though an engagement with the work of others.

 

 

Avery Review is:

James Graham, Editor

Caitlin Blanchfield, Managing Editor

Jordan Carver & Jacob Moore, Contributing Editors

averyreview.com

 

ARPA Journal is:

Janette Kim, Founder and Editor

Troy Conrad Therrien, Editor

Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt, Editor

arpajournal.net

 

Music by David Copenhafer.

 

Bios:

 

Amale Andraos is the dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and a founding partner of WORKac. Her publications include 49 Cities, Above the Pavement, the Farm!, and the forthcoming Architecture and Representation: The Arab City.

 

Jordan Carver is the 2014–2015 Banham Fellow at the University at Buffalo, a co-organizer of Who Builds Your Architecture? and an editor of the Avery Review.

 

Carson Chan is an architecture writer and curator, pursuing a PhD in Architecture at Princeton University. He has curated many exhibitions of contemporary art and architecture, including the 4th Marrakech Biennial with Nadim Samman and the Biennial of the Americas 2013. His writing appears in books and periodicals worldwide, including Kaleidoscope, where he is a contributing editor, and 032c (Berlin), where he is editor-at-large.

 

Andrés Jaque directs Andrés Jaque Architects and the Office for Political Innovation. The architecture office explores the potential of post-foundational politics and symmetrical approaches to the sociology of technology to rethink architectural practices. Jaque is currently Advanced Design Professor at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation GSAPP Columbia University. 

 

Jennifer W. Leung is co-founder and principal of LCD Studio based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Critic at the Yale School of Architecture and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP. Ms. Leung was the 2006–2007 Architecture and Urban Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum and a 2012 MacDowell Colony Fellow.  She received an M.Arch I from Princeton University and a B.S. from UCLA.

 

Leah Meisterlin is an urbanist, architect, and planner; a geosocial data scientist, geographic information systems specialist, and cartographer. Currently, she is a Partner at an interdisciplinary architecture practice Intersticity, term assistant professor of architecture at Barnard & Columbia, and Research Director at  Special Project Office  (SPO). Her research is primarily focused on concurrent issues of spatial justice, informational ethics, and the effects of infrastructural networks on the construction of social and political space. 


Elliott P. Montgomery uses speculative design methods to probe social and environmental implications of emerging technological scenarios. He currently teaches design strategies at Parsons, The New School for Design and has practiced as a design consultant for clients such as Autodesk, GE, LG, Honeywell, and the NYC Department of Education. His work has been exhibited at institutions around the world, including the Museum of Art and Design, the Shanghai Powerstation of Art, the Cite du Design International Biennale, and The Storefront for Art and Architecture. Montgomery is a former design research resident at the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E, a Core77 Design Award Winner, and an Andrew Carnegie Scholar.

 

Garrett Ricciardi grew up in New Jersey. He received his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize for Excellence in Design. Before studying at Princeton, he attended the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study program, and received his BFA from Cooper Union. He has worked for Acconci Studio, Stan Allen Architect, and Steven Holl Architects. Ricciardi’s art and design work has been exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and museums including The Sculpture Center, MIT List Visual Art Center, The Center for Book Arts, and Artist’s Space. In addition, he has received grants from the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts and the Bose Audio Corporation.

Julian Rose grew up in Colorado and New York City. He received his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the School of Architecture History and Theory Prize. Prior to attending Princeton he earned his BA from Harvard University in Art and Architectural History. He has worked for AMO on Rem Koolhaas’s proposal for the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and for the American firm LTL Architects on various buildings, installations, and exhibition designs, including projects sited at Lincoln Center and the Architectural League of New York. Rose’s writing on both art and architecture has been published internationally in such publications as Domus, Log, and Artforum.

 

Avery Review and ARPA Journal editors bios:


Caitlin Blanchfield is a writer and researcher who lives in New York. She is Managing Editor in the Office of Publications at Columbia University GSAPP and an editor of the Avery Review, her writing has appeared in Pidgin, San Rocco, Urban Omnibus, and elsewhere. 

James Graham is the Director of Publications at Columbia University GSAPP, where he is also teaching and pursuing his PhD in architectural history. He is the founding editor of the Avery Review, and his own writing has been published in Grey Room, AA Files, Manifest, and other journals.

Janette Kim is an architectural designer, researcher and educator based in New York City. She is principal of All of the Above, a design practiced based in Brooklyn, and a faculty member at the Columbia University GSAPP, where she directs the Applied Research Practices in Architecture initiative and the Urban Landscape Lab

Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt is a Master of Architecture candidate at Columbia University GSAPP and received her B.A. in Art History and Architectural Studies from Brown University. She is also co-founder and co-editor of : (Colon) Publication.

Troy Conrad Therrien is a partner in Therrien–Barley, a design and innovation consultancy, and a faculty member at the Columbia University GSAPP where he co-directs the Architecture Online Lab and directs The Energy Issue initiative. He holds an MA in architecture history and theory from the AA, an MArch from Columbia and a BASc. in computer engineering from the University of British Columbia.

OfficeUS: Mission Good

Saturday November 8, 2014 – Saturday November 8, 2014

OfficeUS: Mission Good

Mission Good

FXFOWLE + OfficeUS

November 8-12, 2014

US Pavilion, Giardini (Venice, Italy)

With the participation of:

Nicholas Garrison, Partner, FXFOWLE

 

The Mission Good workshop at OfficeUS explores architectural criteria that emerge at the intersection of philanthropy, generosity and cultural colonialism. The workshop will specifically focus on the topic of Mission Good with respect to the contemporary spaces of education.

 

The Future Spaces of Education

Saturday November 8, 2:30-5:00pm

The world of education is experiencing its greatest period of change since the medieval university was created. This panel examines these changes and their effect on the design of schools and educational institutions. Using precedent cases and speculative future scenarios participants will explore the role of architecture in constructing spaces of learning and supporting evolving pedagogical and educational structures.

 

2:30 Presentation by Nicholas Garrison

3:30 Presentation by OfficeUS

4:30 Public Discussion

 

Project Analysis

Sunday November 9, 11:00-13:00

OfficeUS + Nicholas Garrison (Partner FXFOWLE) will analyze a series of 20 university or school projects investigating their basic features and plans in regards to the pedagogical frameworks which they support. The materials generated in those days will be compiled into a small publication featuring schools and universities and their attendant pedagogical models from the repository and around the world.

 

Project Analysis

Tuesday November 11, 11:00-13:00

Participants and the public will work to develop architectural schemes for future institutions which aim to turn inventive pedagogical concepts into built forms.

 

Nicholas Garrison, AIA, OAQ, LEED, is Partner and Design Director of FXFOWLE’s Cultural-Education Studio. A site-specific design culture is evident throughout his projects worldwide, ranging from his award-winning schools in Chennai and Sofia, to the Athenaeum at Goucher College and the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University. Current projects include the Children’s Aid Society College Prep Charter School in the Bronx, New York, Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School in Erzurum, Turkey, Dhahran Ahliyya School in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the master plan for Ethical Cultural Fieldston School in New York City, as well as a new university campus in Nairobi, Kenya. His completed work includes more than 15 International Schools including campuses in Ankara, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Budapest, Cairo, Noida (Delhi), The Hague, Istanbul, Riyadh and Vienna, as well as signature higher education projects for Columbia, Vanderbilt, Penn State, and RIT. His projects have been recognized with many design awards, most notably for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, which won an AIA National Honor Award, the Prix d’Excellence from the Ordre des Architectes du Quebec, and the Governor General’s Award Premier Prix from the Canadian Government.

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