Lecture by Neeraj Bhatia, Founder, The Open Workshop; Assistant Professor, California College of the Arts; and Director, The Urban Works Agency
Discussion moderated by Nahyun Hwang, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Architecture, Columbia GSAPP and Partner, N H D M Architecture + Urbanism
Neeraj Bhatia is a licensed architect and urban designer from Toronto, Canada. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. He is an Assistant Professor at the California College of the Arts where he also co-directs the urbanism research lab, The Urban Works Agency. Prior to CCA, Bhatia held teaching positions at Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Toronto. Neeraj is also founder of The Open Workshop, a transcalar design-research office examining the negotiation between architecture and its territorial environment. In 2016, The Open Workshop was awarded the Architectural League Young Architects Prize. Select other distinctions include the Emerging Leaders Award from Design Intelligence, Graham Foundation Grants, The Lawrence B. Anderson Award, Shell Center for Sustainability Grant, Odebrecht first-prize Award for Sustainability, ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Fulbright Fellowship. He is co-editor of books Bracket [Takes Action],The Petropolis of Tomorrow,Bracket [Goes Soft],Arium: Weather + Architecture, and co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling — Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism. Neeraj has a Master degree in Architecture and Urbanism from MIT and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Waterloo.
Organized by Nahyun Hwang as a part of the Columbia GSAPP Advanced IV Studios “Environment” Wednesday Talk Series.