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Mon 05.21.2012

Going Viral: Blurred Borders

AIA CES: 1.5 LUs

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, MAY 21

Where: At The Center   

The AIANY Global Dialogues Committee has dedicated 2012 to “uncovered connections” with the intention to investigate issues that are similarly impacting multiple regions, cultures and individuals. Going Viral explores the impact that social media, technology and device culture are having on our design process, and ultimately the way we practice. How do we shape a global conversation? How are we changing the relationships between academia and the profession? What is the impact of hyper information sharing and critique? Throughout the evening, the topics of communication, research, collaboration, and data distribution will be addressed and debated.

Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Toru Hasegawa of Morpholio and Columbia University, Carlo Aiello of eVolo, and David Basulto with David Assael of ArchDaily will come together for a lecture and panel discussion moderated by Ned Cramer, editor-in-chief of Architect. In addition, selected game changing blogs and websites will be exhibited as Voices Going Viral on the evening of the event. for further information.

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Ned Cramer, editor-in-chief, Architect
Ned Cramer is editor-in-chief of Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects, and editorial director of Hanley Wood’s commercial design media brands: Architect, Architectural Lighting, Eco-Structure, and Metalmag. Prior to joining Hanley Wood, Mr. Cramer served as the first fulltime curator of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and worked for eight years as an editor at Architecture magazine. Mr. Cramer is a trustee of Archeworks, the Chicago–based alternative design school, and a member of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Design Excellence National Peer Registry, the selection committee for the National Building Museum’s Scully Prize, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art National Advisory Committee. Born and raised in St. Louis, Mr. Cramer received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Rice University, where he also did graduate work in art and architecture history. He now lives in Washington, D.C.


Bjarke Ingels, Denmark: Founder, BIG
Topic: Communication
Question: How can we re-shape the discussion?

Bjarke Ingels started BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in 2006 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Bjarke has created an international reputation as a member of a new generation of architects that combine shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility, and humor. Located in over 10 different countries, BIG’s projects have received numerous distinctions including two World Architecture Festival Awards, an AIA National Honor Award and a ULI Excellence Award. Additionally, Bjarke has personally been designated as Wall Street Journal’s Innovator of the Year, selected as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and received the Royal Danish Culture Prize. In addition to his architectural practice, Bjarke has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia University, where he has often integrated architecture and business programs. He also co-founded KiBiSi, one of Scandinavia’s leading product design and branding companies.

Toru Hasegawa, Japan: Co-creator, Morpholio; Co-director, Cloud Lab Columbia University GSAPP
Topic: Research
Question: How should the relationship between academia and the profession evolve?

Toru Hasegawa has focused on teaching, research and architecture in New York City and Tokyo since 2006. Toru is currently a Co-director of Columbia GSAPP’s Cloud Lab and a Co-creator of The Morpholio Project, researching the ways in which the proliferation of device culture, the development of the cloud, and the ubiquity of social networking, are collectively shaping the creative process. Toru is also an adjunct assistant faculty member at the Columbia University GSAPP where he teaches advanced design studios and seminars on building construction technology and spatial computing. In addition, along with Mark Collins, Toru is a Co-founder of Proxy which explores potentials within the computational paradigm for a range of clients and institutions, providing expertise in both design and realization. Morpholio seeks to create a new platform for presentation, dialogue, and collaboration relevant to all designers, artists and members of any image driven culture advancing the ways that we discuss, debate, and critique our work with a global community.

Carlo Aiello, Mexico: Editor-in-Chief, eVolo
Topic: Collaboration
Question: How are we creating new multidisciplinary platforms for collaborative processes?

Carlo Aiello is editor-in-chief and Creative Director of Evolo Magazine. Carlo graduated from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. After collaborating with Asymptote Architecture and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, he established eVolo Magazine in 2006. Carlo has also been a professor of Architectural Design at the University of Southern California since 2010.

David Basulto and David Assael, Chile: Co-founders, ArchDaily
Topic: Information distribution
Question: How does the distribution of architectural knowledge shape and improve cities in the era of hyper-urbanization?

David Basulto and David Assael are co-founders of Plataforma Networks and editors of ArchDaily . Their mission is to improve the quality of life for the next three billion people moving into cities over the next 40 years, by providing knowledge, inspiration and tools for architects. Basulto was invited to be part of the jury for the XVII Chile Biennale and coordinator for the Chilean exhibit at the XVII Ecuador Pan-American Biennale. He was also a guest critic at the 44th Architecture Salon in Croatia and served on the jury of the 2010 Young Architects Award by the Young Architects Association of Catalunya, Spain, as well as a juror for the XVII Chile Biennale and the Chilean Selection for the VII Iberoamerican Biennale. He was coordinator of the Chilean Selection for the XVII and XVII Panamerican Quito Biennale and has been on the juries for several civic and educational projects in Chile. Basulto was included in the 100 Young Leaders in 2009 by El Mercurio (Chile’s most influential newspaper), and was chosen as an Endeavor Entrepreneur by the Endeavor Foundation, based in New York.

Voices Going Viral Installation

Apartment Therapy created by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan and Janel Laban
ArchDaily created by David Basulto and David Assael
Archidose created by John Hill
Archinect created by Paul Petrunia
Architect’s Newspaper created by William Menking
ArchitectureMNP created by Ryan McClain, co-founded by Kiye Apreala
Architizer created by Matthias Hollwich, Marc Kushner, and Benjamin Prosky
Archive of Affinities created by Andrew Kovacs
BLDGBLOG created by Geoff Manaugh
Blurr created by Ahmed Elhusseiny
But Does It Float created by Folkert Gorter, Atley Kasky, & Will Schofield
Cooking Architecture created by Claire Shafer and Juan Jofre
The Cool Hunteb
created by Bill Tikos
Core 77 created by Eric Ludlum, Stuart Constantine, & Allan Chochinov
Culture Now created by Abby Suckle, Ann Marie Baranowski, Susan Chin, Diana Pardue, and Nina Rappaport
Curbed created by Lockhart Steele
Death by Architecture created by Mario Cipresso
DesignBoom created by Birgit Lohmann & Massimo Mini
Design Sponge created by Grace Bonney
DesignReform created by CASE
Dezeen created by Marcus Fairs
e-Oculus created by the AIA New York Chapter
eVolo created by Carlo Aiello
Inhabitat blog created by Jill Fehrenbacher
Landscape + Urbanism created by Jason King
Mammoth created by Stephen Becker and Rob Holmes
Morpholio created by Mark Collins, Toru Hasegawa, & Anna Kenoff
Places Journal online created by Nancy Levinson, Harrison Fraker, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut
Post Post created by David Jaubert
Project created by Alfie Koetter, Daniel Markiewicz, Jonah Rowen, & Emmett Zeifman


Global Dialogue Chairs: Bruce E. Fisher AIA and Jeffrey A. Kenoff AIA
Event Co-Chairs: Elie Gamburg, Diane Chehab
Design and Curatorial Team: James Kehl, Rebecca Pasternack, Ciara Seymour, Sarah E. Smith, Andy Vann

Exhibition and Reception by:

AIANY Global Dialogues Committee

Global Dialogues: (un-covered) CONNECTIONS

The AIA New York Chapter’s Global Dialogues’ 2012 theme (un-covered) Connections will view respective topics of our time through multiple lenses to uncover a broader understanding of global, urban trends in physical and digital space. Quarterly events include: Shadow City(s), Going Viral, Crisis, and Public/Private.

A participating program of Design Week NYC.


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