As a mode of inquiry that simultaneously sits within each discipline while moving beyond them, research at Columbia GSAPP embodies the maturation of the longstanding spirit of experimentation of the school.
Studio-X Amman is a regional platform for experimental design and research run by Columbia GSAPP and the Columbia Global Centers | Amman. Through workshops, lectures, screenings, and field visits, Studio-X Amman brings together Columbia GSAPP students and faculty with practitioners, researchers, and students from the Arab World to critically reflect on the role of architectural education and practice in areas of conflict.
Studio-X Beijing is an active research platform dedicated to the exchange of ideas and experimental thinking about the future of cities. Its scope extends regionally to include Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and other cities throughout China and East Asia.
Studio-X Istanbul is an urban laboratory that aims to identify the current and future issues facing the city and seeks to generate innovative forms of thinking for their solutions. It opened in November 2013 and develops free events that foster discussion on the built environment and research projects that generate new forms of sharing the urban public space.
Studio-X Johannesburg further deepens Columbia's longstanding relationship with South Africa and fosters new collaborations across the African continent. It is a creative research platform that explores alternative imaginaries of the city, focusing on the future of global connection.
Studio-X Mumbai explores the built environment by hosting a variety of events that address issues such as contemporary architectural practice, sociology, public art, and the impact of technology on the city.
Since March 2011, Studio-X Rio occupies a three-storey building at Praça Tiradentes, a square in Rio de Janeiro’s downtown area. The space brings together professionals, academics, decision makers, students, and the general public to confront the city's most pressing urban challenges.
Avery Hall is the epicenter of Columbia GSAPP, home to Avery Library, classrooms, event spaces, and newly renovated studio space. The School’s intensity and density fosters ongoing dialogue, exchange and collaborations with a sense of openness and collegiality.
The GSAPP Incubator provides a collaborative environment for exploring new ideas and developing innovative projects that encompass culture, technology and the city. Located at the New Museum's NEW INC incubator, the co-working space encourages discovery and an open exchange among a diverse group of participants.