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Columbia GSAPP presents its fall 2023 public program

Columbia GSAPP Fall 2023 Program

Columbia GSAPP is dedicated to anticipating change. The built environment will be examined and rethought through the many formats mentioned below, at the junction of unavoidable urgencies, crises, and potentials.

AFFIRMATIONS is a new project convened to practice the reworlding of societies and ecosystems now. Its initial run includes Vicki Been, James Bridle, Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui, T.J. Demos, Keller Easterling, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Jack Halberstam, Christopher Hawthorne, Samia Henni, Sandi Hilal, Olalekan Jeyifous, Mireia Luzárraga, Rob Nixon, Fuminori Nousaku, Alessandro Petti, Elizabeth Povinelli, Paul B. Preciado, C. Riley Snorton, Paulo Tavares, Mio Tsuneyama, Albena Yaneva, Eyal Weizman, David Wengrow, and others, who will be in conversation with GSAPP Faculty and a planetary cohort of respondents.

Material Variance, which will investigate the messy, porous, and disordered materialities that drive non-traditional construction, and the 2023 Fitch Colloquium, which will investigate how Atmospheric Heritage has become a site for arts, architecture, science, and technology to engage in experimental preservation, are among the symposiums. The Buell Center’s Conversations on Architecture and Land in and Out of the Americas series continues, and a new book lecture series, The Library is Open, promotes recently published books.

Please visit GSAPP’s event calendar (times noted in Eastern Time) for the full calendar and to learn more about each event. 

AFFIRMATION 1: Anchored Futurisms
T.J. Demos and Olalekan Jeyifous
Response by Felicity D. Scott
Monday, September 11, 6:30pm

AFFIRMATION 2: Material Ecologies
Mireia Luzárraga, Fuminori Nousaku, Mio Tsuneyama
Response by Albena Yaneva and Jorge Otero-Pailos 
Monday, September 18, 6:30pm

Material Variance Symposium
Organized by Lola Ben-Alon with GSAPP’s Natural Materials Lab
Tuesday, September 19, 9:30am

2023 Fitch Colloquium—Atmospheric Heritage: Experimental Preservation Approaches Between Art And Science
Organized by Jorge Otero-Pailos with GSAPP’s Historic Preservation Program
Friday, September 22, 1:30pm

GSAPP Incubator Prize presentations and reception
Friday, September 29, 9am

The Library is Open 1—Lindsey Wikstrom: Designing the Forest and other Mass Timber Futures 
with Mae-ling Lokko and Lucia Allais
Friday, September 29, 1:30pm

AFFIRMATION 3: Design Policy
Vicki Been and Christopher Hawthorne 
Response by Adam Lubinsky and Weiping Wu
Monday, October 2, 6:30pm

Launch of CCCP@10 book and film
Organized by Felicity Scott and Mark Wasiuta with GSAPP’s Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices Program and featuring a conversation with Nora Akawi, book designer Glen Cummings (MTWTF) and filmmaker Jeff Preiss
Thursday, October 5, 6:30pm

AFFIRMATION 4: Indigenous Worldings
Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui and Paulo Tavares
Response by Emanuel Admassu 
Monday, October 9, 6:30pm 

Buell Center’s Conversations on Architecture and Land in and out of the Americas: Made Land
Deepa Ramaswamy, Amiel Bizé, and Reinhold Martin
Thursday, October 12, 12pm

Parc de La Villette at 40: an anniversary party featuring Bernard Tschumi with Lucia Allais, Michael Bell, Tei Carpenter, Mario Gooden, Laurie Hawkinson, Mimi Hoang, Wonne Ickx, Andrés Jaque, Jimenez Lai, Jing Liu, Reinhold Martin, Bart-Jan Polman, Galia Solomonoff, Anthony Vidler, and others.
Thursday, October 12, 6:30pm

Open house lecture by Marc Tsurumaki (LTL Architects)
Response by Dean Andrés Jaque
Monday, October 16, 6:30pm

Buell Center’s Conversations on Architecture and Land in and out of the Americas: Unsettling Land
Jo Guldi, Timothy Hyde, and The Floating Museum
Friday, October 27, 1pm

José Selgas and Lucía Cano (SelgasCano)
Response by Laurie Hawkinson and Galia Solomonoff 
Monday, October 30, 6:30pm

The Library is Open 2—Jeffrey S. Nesbit and Charles Waldheim: Technical Lands
Friday, November 3, 1pm

Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang)
Response by Mimi Hoang
Wednesday, November 8, 6:30pm

A Conversation about Conversations with Kenneth Frampton
Kenneth Frampton, Mario Gooden, Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt, Mary McLeod, and Daniel Talesnik
Thursday, November 9, 6:30pm

The Buell Center’s Conversations on Architecture and Land in and out of the Americas: Land Outside Capital
Ana María León, Łukasz Stanek, and Jacobé Huet 
Thursday, November 16

The Library is Open 3—Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem (MODU): A Field Guide to Indoor Urbanism
Friday, November 17, 1pm

AFFIRMATION 5: Decolonizations
Alessandro Petti and Sandi Hilal (Decolonizing Art Architecture Research) and Denise Ferreira da Silva
Response by Ateya Khorakiwala and Hiba Bou Akar
Monday, November 20, 6:30pm

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New York, New York 10027
United States

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