For the past three decades, Columbia GSAPP has concluded each academic year with its End of Year Show, an exhibition that celebrates and showcases student work from across the School’s degree programs: Architecture; Urban Design; Urban Planning; Historic Preservation; Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices; and Real Estate Development. This platform is the third online iteration of this annual tradition.
The featured work engages with the most important issues of our time: climate change, social and racial justice, and critical uses of technology. The broad range of projects—collectively-authored studio reports, visionary renderings, interactive data visualizations, engaging interviews, immersive films, and more—is a testament to the students’ inexhaustible curiosity and commanding skills. The work is imbued with an ethics of collaboration and reveals how GSAPP students are expanding knowledge and understanding of how people inhabit buildings, move through space, and form attachments to places.
The 2022 End of Year Show celebrates an emerging generation of change-makers and thinkers who are envisioning new directions for the future of the built environment. The exhibition includes work produced during the Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 semesters. We are pleased to share this inspiring selection of work with our community of alumni, colleagues, and friends.
– Interim Dean Weiping Wu, May 2022