Constructing Practice

Fri, Nov 17    9:30am

Constructing Practice traces the narratives of 15 firms from around the globe that were established within the past 10 years. The daylong symposium features case studies and dialogues on designing, establishing, and maintaining a practice. The speakers reflect various approaches in responding to particular regional conditions and the expanding definition of architecture. The 15 firms participating in Constructing Practices are:

Max Nuñez (MSAAD '10), Santiago, Chile
O-office Architects, Guanzhou, China
Macias-Peredo, Guadalajara, Mexico
Case Design, Mumbai, India
TERRAIN architects, Tokyo, Japan
Zeller & Moye, Mexico City/Berlin
Welcome Projects, Los Angeles, USA
GRAU, Paris, France
MAIO, Barcelona, Spain
Local Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ramos Castellano, Mindelo, Cape Verde
People’s Architecture Office, Beijing, China
Bruther, Paris, France
Something Fantastic, Berlin, Germany
Ultramoderne, Providence, USA

Organized by Professor Juan Herreros with Enrique Walker, the symposium hosts 15 international firms to discuss their respective contexts, ambitions, and influences relevant to their founding and early years, followed by joint discussions on their experiences and strategies.

Organized by Columbia GSAPP.

Constructing Practice symposium afternoon live stream
Schedule

9:30am
Introduction by Dean Amale Andraos and Juan Herreros

9:45am
Panel 1: Global-Local, From Education to Practice
Max Nuñez, Santiago, Chile
Salvador Macías, Magui Peredo, Macias-Peredo, Guadalajara, Mexico
Ying Jiang, Jianxiang He, O-office Architects, Guanzhou, China
Introduction by Enrique Walker
Moderated by Tei Carpenter

11:00am
Panel 2: From Local to Transnational Ingrid Moye, Christoph Zeller, Zeller & Moye, Mexico City/Berlin
Samuel Barclay, Anne Geenen, Case Design, Mumbai, India
Fumi Kashimura, Ikko Kobayashi, Terrain Architects, Tokyo, Japan
Introduction by Juan Herreros
Moderated by Amale Andraos

1:00pm
Panel 3: Collaborative, from Collective to Transdisciplinary
Anthony Jammes, Susanne Eliasson, GRAU, Paris, France
Guillermo Lopez, MAIO, Barcelona, Spain
Laurel Broughton, Welcome Projects, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Introduction by Enrique Walker
Moderated by Andrés Jaque

2:15pm
Panel 4: From Material Culture to Design
Eloisa Ramos, Moreno Castellano, Ramos Castellano, Mindelo, Cape Verde
James Shen, People’s Architecture Office, Beijing, China
Thomas Chapman, Local Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa
Introduction by Juan Herreros
Moderated by Eric Bunge

3:45pm
Panel 5: Normcore
Stéphanie Bru, Alexandre Theriot, Bruther, Paris, France
Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz, Something Fantastic, Berlin, Germany
Aaron Forrest, Yasmin Vobis, Ultramoderne, Providence, RI, USA
Introduction by Enrique Walker
Moderated by Galia Solomonoff (M.Arch '94)

5:00pm
Closing Remarks
Enrique Walker and Juan Herreros