Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Mark Foster Gage, characterizing his work as a search for balance between past and future.
Gage read excerpts from his article “Project mayhem” in the June 8, 2011 issue of Fulcrum, which argues against the trend of justifying architectural work solely through use of novel technologies. He argues that design has lost value in our contemporary culture. He discusses his own work including competitions, residential projects, as well as installations.
Gage shows images of his office's work, including a New York apartment, a theoretical high rise for solar panel display, a wearable plant system, a competition for Taiwan Center for Disease Control, and an installation in Time Square.
Gage discusses his work on Nicola Formichetti's pop up store for fashion week in New York. He also presents his intensely collaborative process with celebrities such as Lady Gaga.