Geostories: A Planetary Imagination
Lecture by Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy of DESIGN EARTH
Moderated by Benedict Clouette
Response by Laura Diamond
DESIGN EARTH is an architectural practice founded in 2010 by Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy. Their work addresses climate change by connecting political ecology and aesthetic experience to prompt debate over the imagination and design of the techno-environment. DESIGN EARTH has exhibited widely, currently at the US Pavilion in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon), Times Museum (Guangzhou), and NYU Gallatin. DESIGN EARTH has been recognized internationally, including Boghossian Prize, Graham Foundation, Jacques Rougerie, Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards, and Architectural League of New York’s Prize for Young Architects. Ghosn is Assistant Professor of architecture and urbanism at MIT; Jazairy is Assistant Professor of architecture at the University of Michigan Taubman College. Ghosn and Jazairy are authors of Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment and Geographies of Trash and editors of NG2: Landscapes of Energy and NG4: Scales of the Earth.
Free and open to the public.
Organized by the Advanced Architectural Design program, Columbia GSAPP.