Calendar of Events
Practice Makes Imperfect - Presentation and Conversation with formlessfinder
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Where:Axor NYC 29 Ninth Avenue New York, New York 10014
Please join us at Axor NYC for the first in our series of presentations and conversations with the NPNY 2012 winners!
formlessfinder is a laboratory for methodological experimentation oriented toward the introduction of moments of formlessness into architecture. Part dictionary, part product catalog, part archive, part database, part interactive design tool, its contents and products range from traditional architectural representations such as models and drawings to videos, photography, structural and material tests, writings, and interviews. The relationship between these inputs and outputs is not fixed, and formlessfinder allows continual reshuffling of its content as additional terms or ideas are introduced, others are eliminated, and new possibilities are uncovered.
formlessfinder was created by Garrett Ricciardi and Julian Rose and exists as the nexus of their ongoing collaboration. They are recipients of the 2012 AIA NY New Practices award, 2012 National Endowment for the Arts grant, and nominated finalists for the MOMA/PS1 Young Architects Program 2011. Their design work has been published widely and exhibited at institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the MAXXI in Rome, and The Storefront for Art and Architecture, in addition to their book, “Finding the Formless,” being published by The Storefront for Art and Architecture Summer 2012. formlessfinder has given talks at The Cooper Union for the Advancement for Science and Art and Princeton University School of Architecture, and the Pratt Institute, and they are currently working on the completion of several nonprofit driven, public, and residential architectural projects.
Julian Rose, Assoc. AIA, grew up in Colorado and New York City. He received his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the School of Architecture History and Theory Prize. Prior to attending Princeton he earned his BA from Harvard University in Art and Architectural History. He has worked for AMO on Rem Koolhaas's proposal for the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and for the American firm LTL Architects on various buildings, installations, and exhibition designs, including projects sited at Lincoln Center and the Architectural League of New York. Rose's writing on both art and architecture has been published internationally in such publications as Domus, Log, and Artforum.
Garrett Ricciardi, Assoc. AIA, grew up in New Jersey. He received his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the Suzanne Kolarik Underwood Prize for Excellence in Design. Before studying at Princeton, he attended the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study program, and received his BFA from Cooper Union. He has worked for James Carpenter Design, Stan Allen Architect, and Steven Holl Architects. Ricciardi's art and design work has been exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and museums including The Sculpture Center, MIT List Visual Art Center, The Center for Book Arts, and Artist's Space. In addition, he has received grants from the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts and the Bose Audio Corporation.
The New Practices New York 2012 Exhibition is on view at the Center for Architecture from June 14 - September 8, 2012.
Special thanks to the Sponsors of New Practices New York 2012:
List as of May 31,2012
New Practices New York 2012 is presented as part of Future Now, the 2012 AIA New York Chapter Presidential Theme and made possible through the generous support of:
Beyer Blinder Belle
Forest City Ratner Companies
New York City School Construction Authority
STV Group, Inc.
DeLaCour & Ferrara Architects
E-J Electric Installation Co.
F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.
FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti
Jack Resnick & Sons, Inc.
JLS Industries Inc.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, PC
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, PC
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Vanguard Construction & Development Co.
Viridian Energy & Environmental / Israel Berger and Associates LLC
World Trade Center Properties
List as of May 31, 2012.
Thursday, June 14th, 2012, 6-9 PM
New Practices New York 2012 Winners Roundtable
Monday, July 16th, 2012, 6-8 PM
Presentation and Conversation with SLO Architecture
Thursday September 27th, 2012, 6-8 PM, Axor NYC
Presentation and Conversation with HOLLER architecture
Tuesday October 16th, 2012, 6-8 PM, Axor NYC
Presentation and Conversation with ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS
Thursday November 15th, 2012, 6-8 PM, Axor NYC
Presentation and Conversation with Christian Wassmann
Thursday December 13th, 2012, 6-8 PM, Axor NYC
Presentation and Conversation with The Living
Thursday January 24th, 2013, 6-8 PM, Axor NYC