The Kinne 2013 Instagram Flickr stream is now live! Click here to view all the GSAPP student spring travel photos from around the global network as they get posted. To add your own photos, use the Instagram hashtags or join the Flickr Group to post directly.
with BERNARD KHOURY (Bernard Khoury Architects / DW5); FREDERIC LEVRAT (Columbia University GSAPP); PHILLIP ANZALONE (Columbia University GSAPP); AYMAN SMADI (GAM Transport); JOUMANA AL JABRI (Visualizing Palestine & Febrik); SABA INNAB (Independent Artist/Architect); and others…
These events are organized as part of Frederic Levrat’s Studio “Knowledge City: Information Infrastructure”, taught in collaboration with Phillip Anzalone (Director of GSAPP’s Laboratory for Applied Building Science)
Stay tuned for more info…
*the event on the 11th will be held in Istanbul’s Columbia Global Centers | Turkey*
Studio-X Rio celebrates two years with a full week of programing March 12th to 16th
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6PM TRIPLE OPENING Studio-X Rio opens three exhibitions at once, plus MINIATURE, from Ciro Miguel and Bruna Canepa, which occupies the ground floor since the beginning of the month.
THINKING RIO The exhibition Thinking Rio brings together fragments of the work of students at Columbia University who had the city of Rio de Janeiro as their focus of investigation.
LISTENING THERE: SCENES FROM GHANA
During colonial times, architects of different nationalities in Ghana produced what became known as Tropical Modernism. The exhibition is the result of a trip in 2008 in which these buildings were revisited, to see how they work in their current context, increasingly urban and global. Check Design Observer Article
PEOPLE BUILDING BETTER PLACES How can people participate in the decisions about their towns? People Building Better Cities is dedicated to participatory urban processes, through new forms of education and practice, as a way to help create more inclusive cities. The exhibition is an initiative by Global Studio.
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7PM LECTURE DESIGNING ART SPACES II Inhotim’s Architecture
A professor and former students of FAU UFRJ discuss the architecture of the city through metropolitan performance indexes.
7PM LECTURE NEW ARCHITECTURE FROM RIO (NEW CARIOCA ARCHITECTURE) Three lectures inaugurate the series New Carioca Architecture, which throughout 2013 will reveal both the vision and the work of young architects in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Opening this series we will celebrate the two most recent and exciting projects in the city, MAR (Art Museum of Rio) and the (Rio +20), with the architects Carla Juaçaba and Bernardo Jacobsen. Rounding out the evening Guilherme Lassance and Pedro Varella, have cast a fresh look at the architecture of the city through their Metropolitan River guide book.
////MARCH 15TH, FRIDAY ////
7PM ROUND TABLE DIGITAL RIO: The Space In-Between… Data, Culture, and Space Digital Rio is a series of Studio-X dedicated to discuss the relationship between digital technologies and cities. Mario Gooden and Mabel Wilson specialists to present their vision. With: Bruno Vianna, FILM-MAKER / DIGITAL ARTIST, BR Carson Smuts, STUDIO NU / GSAPP, USA David Benjamin, THE LIVING / GSAPP, EUSA Keith Kaseman and Raul Corrêa-Smith, FAÍSCAS / BR, USA Arthur Agullar, MEU RIO, BR Mabel Wilson, DIRECTOR ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH, GSAPP, USA Mario Gooden, CO-DIRECTOR GLOBAL AFRICA LAB, GSAPP, USA
9PM COCKTAIL JOIN US TO CELEBRATE TWO YEARS OF STUDIO-X!
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6PM DVD LAUNCH OPAVIVARÁ In 2012 the artists collective Opavivará held a month-long series of activities at Tiradentes Square and used Studio-X Rio as a base of operations. The DVD documents their activities.
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EXHIBITION MINIATURA Alumni Ciro Miguel and Bruna Canepa exhibition features drawings and collages of imaginary architectures and landscapes.
A new platform, Cities in Conflict, is launched on openDemocracy. It seeks to examine cities as conceptualised, planned or contested sites of conflict, security or resilience. The archive includes articles by Wendy Pullan and Stephen Graham and others, which shed light on everyday covert ruminations of urban conflict in Mumbai, Cairo, Jerusalem or Rio de Janeiro. Contributions are categorized in sub-sections:
The Insurgent City; The City Yet To Come; Cities of Exception; The Disputed City; Splintering Cities; Cities of Shock.
This Friday at 5pm, Tokyo Lab will host the first X on X and virtually connect with Directors from all Studio-X locations - Amman, Beijing, Mumbai, New York and Rio - for micro-presentations on activities from around the global network. Click for more details.
A new exhibition opens at the City Reliquary in Brooklyn tonight: Greetings from the City of New York, featuring “a plethora of postcards with views of New York City from the Undivided Back Era.”
The Undivided Back Era, for those of you who don’t know, dates from the invention of the postcard to a relaxation in USPS regulations on March 1, 1907. On that momentous date, writing something in addition to the recipient’s name and address on the back was allowed for the first time, thus inaugurating the Divided Back Era (named after the vertical line that splits the backs of postcards into writing and address sections). In the Undivided Back Era, personal messages or commentary had to be squeezed onto the front of the card — often in the sky.
The MTA has released another set of Patrick Cashin’s photographs documenting work on the Second Avenue Subway. No tunnel-boring or blasting this time; just wet concrete, scaffolding, and lots of pipes, but it’s photogenic nonetheless.
Via @Gothamist, who also have an update on the subway line’s slow and steady progress toward completion.