February 18, 2020
Kim Stanley Robinson discusses how we might shape public imaginations toward an embrace of the Green New Deal. Followed by a conversation with Kate Wagner, Maureen Raymo, and Andrew Revkin. Organized by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, the Earth Institute, and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University.
September 27, 2019
Faculty participants in the Fall 2019 Public Works curricular initiative deliver course presentations. Daniel Aldana Cohen, Hayley Richardson, and Abby Spinak give presentations on public housing, public transportation, and public electricity, respectively. Followed by a conversation moderated by Alyssa Battistoni. Co-organized with the Buell Center.
February 22, 2019
The exhibition Offsetted, conceived and designed by Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe), launches a critical debate on the financialization of the environment—from the scale of a city tree to an ecological reserve—and on current forms of environmental justice. Fernández Pascual and Schwabe present their project, followed by a conversation with Mari Margil on environmental rights. Moderated by Felicity Scott. Offsetted: On the Rights of Trees was held in conjunction with the exhibition Offsetted at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery.
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November 9, 2018
While many fields are addressing the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, this event argues that a more focused, historically informed conversation on the roles of architecture, planning, and preservation in both the production and management of these ever-more-frequent emergencies—especially as they pertain to infrastructure—is urgently needed. Presentations by Ivis Garcia Zambrana, Marcelo López-Dinardi, Mark Martin Bras, Andrés Mignucci, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, and Ingrid Olivo, followed by a conversation with Hiba Bou Akar and Monxo López. Co-organized by the Buell Center.
September 22, 2017
This discussion centers on the GSAPP publication A Year without a Winter, which brings together science fiction, history, visual art, and exploration to reframe the relationship between climate, crisis, and creation. Contributors Dehlia Hannah, Gillen D’Arcy Wood, and Vandana Singh join the book’s editor James Graham in conversation. Organized by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City.
April 14, 2017
The Empire Remains Shop, a public installation that opened in 2016, speculates on the possibility and implications of selling back the remains of the British Empire in London today. This event features a conversation among Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe), James Graham, and Jesse Connuck.
April 7, 2017
This event features a discussion on the critical role that cities play in driving the agenda on climate change, and the steps federal governments must take to assist cities in their efforts to respond to the vast environmental, economic, and cultural impacts. Participants include Adam Freed, Jeffrey Hebert, Kate Orff, Rodrigo Rosa, Weiping Wu, and Michael Kimmelman.
April 6, 2017
New York 2140: Kim Stanley Robinson, April 6, 2017
Presentation by Kim Stanley Robinson on the release of his latest novel, New York 2140 (Orbit, 2017) followed by a conversation with Reinhold Martin. Co-Organized by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia GSAPP, and Orbit Books.
November 29, 2016
The research project Air Drifts revisits trans-boundary air pollution to analyze how localized toxic particulates drift into new territories of global responsibility. Participants include Kadambari Baxi, Janette Kim, Meg McLagan, David Schiminovich, and Mark Wasiuta. Organized by the Buell Center.
September 24, 2014
Naomi Klein and Kate Orff are joined by Laura Kurgan for a conversation on the practical and political challenges of planning for climate change, and how to build a more equitable world in the process.