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Minsuk Cho: Mass Studies

Minsuk Cho: Mass Studies

09:14

Minsuk Cho [Principal Mass Studies] discusses recent projects including Pixel House, Shanghai Expo 2010: Korean Pavilion, Missing Matrix and Daum Space.1 in terms of their various identities. Cho discusses the evolution of Mass Studies from 2003 to the present and reflects on his experience co-curating the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale.

Victoria Sambunaris: A Taxonomy of a Landscape

Victoria Sambunaris: A Taxonomy of a Landscape

06:57

An inside view into the work of Victoria Sambunaris. Based in NYC, each year, Victoria Sambunaris structures her life around a photographic journey traversing the American landscape. Equipped with a 5x7 inch field camera, film, a video camera and research material, she crosses the country alone tenting on top of her car for several months per year. Her large-scale photographs document the continuing transformation of the American landscape with specific attention given to expanding political, technological and industrial interventions.

Elena Manferdini: Portraits and Landscapes

Elena Manferdini: Portraits and Landscapes

07:46

Elena Manferdini [Principal, Atelier Manferdini / SCI-Arc Graduate Programs Chair] takes an excursion through her latest book “Elena Manferdini: Portraits and Landscapes”. The book collects the work created by Atelier Manferdini during the last six years of design activity. The projects are subdivided in two large families of explorations, Landscapes and Portraits. The titles of the two volumes allude to two distinct picture plane orientations: horizontal and vertical. These two orientations not only represent an act of vision by the author, they also orient the audience. This book is a collection of work that creatively reinvents our way of looking and being in the world. “Elena Manferdini: Portraits and Landscapes” was published by Beijing University of Technology.

The Surreal Visions of Hernán Diáz Alonso/HDA-X

The Surreal Visions of Hernán Diáz Alonso/HDA-X

05:41

Join Hernán Diáz Alonso [SCI-Arc Director/founding principal of HDA-X] for an inside glimpse into his latest book The Surreal Visions of Hernán Diáz Alonso. Written by Diáz Alonso with a forward by John Hoke III, the book showcases more than 80 projects from HDA-X in eye-popping images challenging the limits of human imagination.

Natasha Case: Coolhaus

Natasha Case: Coolhaus

07:35

Natasha Case [CEO and Co-founder of Coolhaus Ice Cream] shares her perspective on the relationship between architecture and entrepreneurship. Natasha talks about how a brand can become a visual language for telling stories and expressing values. She shares her experience in unlocking what’s powerful behind an idea and innovating new products.

William Friedkin: An Analysis of Film and Beyond

William Friedkin: An Analysis of Film and Beyond

12:05

Join William Friedkin [Director, “To Live and Die in LA” and “The French Connection”] in conversation with Michael Stock [SCi-Arc Liberal Arts Faculty] in SCI-Arc’s Cinema Series as they discuss Friedkin’s reflections on the thin line between good and evil that is the subject of “To Live and Die in LA”. Friedkin also recounts the unique version of Los Angeles he portrayed in the film and the story of its soundtrack. Friedkin also speaks about the culture of cinema in the 1970s.

V. Mitch McEwen: A(n) Office

V. Mitch McEwen: A(n) Office

06:13

V. Mitch McEwen [Co-founder A(n) Office/Assistant Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture] reflects on her path into architecture, urban design and academia. McEwen discusses current projects including the Black Box research group at Princeton University’s Embodied Computation Lab, work with a range of cultural institutions and a project for “The Architectural Imagination” at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.

Jennifer Bonner: MALL

Jennifer Bonner: MALL

06:03

Jennifer Bonner [Director, MALL / Associate Professor, Harvard GSD] discusses the role of the extrusion in architecture; the insertion of social space into the office typology; stacking; multiples and collections in her recent projects including “Best Sandwiches” and “Domestic Hats”.

Izaskun Chinchilla Interview

Izaskun Chinchilla Interview

09:11

Izaskun Chinchilla [Principal, Izaskun Chinchilla Architects] reflects on the role of ecology in radically transforming architectural practice and the potential of changing mobility patterns in relation to ‘caring activities’ in cities. Chinchilla’s projects address gender issues and work with design-hacking everyday, industrial objects to create a broader architectural engagement.

Alberto Kalach in Mexico City

Alberto Kalach in Mexico City

07:35

Alberto Kalach [Principal T.A.X. / Taller de Arquitectura X] discusses his architectural work including the Biblioteca de México and its role in the everyday life of residents of Mexico City as well as an early project for the Faro de Oriente community center and workshops. Kalach also talks about the planning of the urban territory as an architectural issue and the relationship between green spaces and architecture in the urban context. Alberto Kalach is an architect working in Mexico City.

Dr. Barbara Imhof Interview

Dr. Barbara Imhof Interview

07:19

Dr. Barbara Imhof, Co-founder and Co-manager [with Waltraut Hoheneder and René Waclavicek] of LIQUIFER Systems Group and SCI-Arc Applied Studies Coordinator, Herwig Baumgartner discuss Imhof’s work in the field of space architecture.

Alexandra Leykauf Interview

Alexandra Leykauf Interview

07:39

Visual artist Alexandra Leykauf and SCI-Arc faculty Natasha Sandmeier discuss the relationship between landscape and the image space inherent to 19’th century interiors that informs Leykauf’s photographic and video work.

Barbara Bestor Interview

Barbara Bestor Interview

10:05

Barbara Bestor [FAIA, Principal of Bestor Architecture] and Joe Day [Principal of Deegan Day Design] discuss the work of Bestor Architecture.

Carme Pinós Interview

Carme Pinós Interview

08:11

Carme Pinós [Principal of Estudio Carme Pinós] and Florencia Pita [SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis Coordinator] discuss the architecture of Estudio Carme Pinós and how plasticity plays a role in creating affiliations with an urban context as well as creating social spaces within the projects.

Syd Mead & Craig Hodgetts in Conversation

Syd Mead & Craig Hodgetts in Conversation

22:14

A conversation between Craig Hodgetts and Syd Mead celebrating the publication of the book The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist.

Simon Critchley Interview

Simon Critchley Interview

41:48

A conversation with S​imon Critchley​ (Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research​ and series moderator of The Stone, a philosophy column in The New York Times) and Jake Matatyaou (SCI-Arc Liberal Arts Coordinator and founding partner of JuneJuly) discussing temporality, political resonance, the authenticity and illusion of David Bowie, and the aesthetics of activism.

Are We Human? Interview with Mark Wigley

Are We Human? Interview with Mark Wigley

13:44

A conversation between Mark Wigley (Professor and Dean Emeritus - Columbia GSAPP) and Marrikka Trotter (SCI-Arc History + Theory Coordinator ) focusing on the recent publication Are We Human?

Oana Stanescu Interview

Oana Stanescu Interview

14:24

A conversation between Oana Stanescu (Family New York, Harvard GSD Design Critic) and David Eskenazi (d.esk, SCI-Arc Design Faculty) focusing on Family’s group identity, project initiatives, and design influence.

Stanley Kubrick: Behind the Scenes with Jan Harlan and Michael Stock

Stanley Kubrick: Behind the Scenes with Jan Harlan and Michael Stock

23:23

Take a trip through the cinematic mind of Stanley Kubrick as SCI-Arc Cinema Scholar, Michael Stock, interviews Jan Harlan, Stanley Kubrick’s Executive Producer from 1975 to 1999 (and before that, his assistant from 1969 to 1974). Sit back and relax as they discuss - film soundtracks, music rights, subtle lighting, cinematography, steadicam techniques, “unrealized” projects and everything else under the filmic sun. A behind-the-scenes journey that explores what was and what could’ve been as the result of the Kubrick-Harlan collaboration.

Slavoj Žižek Interview

Slavoj Žižek Interview

54:48

A conversation with Slavoj Žižek (International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities and Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University) and Jake Matatyaou (SCI-Arc Liberal Arts Coordinator and founding partner of JuneJuly) discussing state sovereignty, borders, migration, and global capital.

Amale Andraos Interview

Amale Andraos Interview

06:47

A conversation with Amale Andraos (Dean of Columbia GSAPP) and Todd Gannon discussing the relevance of the book in contemporary architectural practice and discourse.

Knowledge Design: Jeffrey Schnapp Interview

Knowledge Design: Jeffrey Schnapp Interview

14:18

A conversation with Jeffrey Schnapp (Director of metaLAB at Harvard & CEO of Piaggio Fast Forward) and Tim Ivison (SCI-Arc History Theory & Liberal Arts Faculty) discussing knowledge design, the role of the archive, and contemporary modes of curation.

Martin Gran Interview

Martin Gran Interview

10:29

A conversation with Martin Gran (Partner and Managing Director - Snøhetta Brand Design) and Margaret Griffin (Co-founder and Principal - Griffin Enright Architects) discussing the role of transdisciplinarity in the design process.

Josep Miàs Interview

Josep Miàs Interview

08:53

A conversation with Josep Miàs (Principal of Miàs Architects) and Marcelo Spina (Principal of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S) discussing Architecture culture in Catalonia, the work of Enric Miralles, and the transforming role of geometry and drawing in Architecture.

Preston Scott Cohen Interview

Preston Scott Cohen Interview

10:11

A conversation with Preston Scott Cohen and Todd Gannon discussing Cohen’s recent project “Revolving Detroit”, exhibited at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Cohen’s work engages the interchange between the pragmatic realities of building and architecture as a cultural pursuit.

Benjamin H. Bratton Interview

Benjamin H. Bratton Interview

12:28

SCI-Arc’s Benjamin H. Bratton and Todd Gannon discuss the impact of planetary scale computation, new modes of geopolitical governance and the technological future.

Interview with Gregory Crewdson

Interview with Gregory Crewdson

13:41

John Southern interviews photographer Gregory Crewdson.

Timothy Morton Interview

Timothy Morton Interview

15:34

B. Arch Program Chair Tom Wiscombe interviews Timothy Morton.

N. Katherine Hayles interview with Todd Gannon

N. Katherine Hayles interview with Todd Gannon

19:33

A discussion of the cognitive nonconscious with N. Katherine Hayles and Todd Gannon in conversation.

Fabian Marcaccio Interview with Todd Gannon

Fabian Marcaccio Interview with Todd Gannon

24:57

A discussion of how the traditional medium of painting responds to the digital age with Fabian Marcaccio and Todd Gannon in conversation.

Coversacion entre Hernan Diaz Alonso y Fabian Marcaccio

Coversacion entre Hernan Diaz Alonso y Fabian Marcaccio

08:17
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Michael Hansmeyer Interview with Marcelyn Gow

Michael Hansmeyer Interview with Marcelyn Gow

10:31

A glimpse into the world of hyper-resolution featuring Michael Hansmeyer and Marcelyn Gow in conversation.

Interview with Alberto Kalach (in Spanish)

Interview with Alberto Kalach (in Spanish)

05:48

Alberto Kalach [T.A.X. / Taller de Arquitectura X] y Hernan Diaz Alonso [Director de SCI-Arc/CEO] conversan acerca de la arquitectura de Kalach y las influencias que tuvo durante su desarrollo como arquitecto.

Alberto Kalach Interview

Alberto Kalach Interview

06:23

Alberto Kalach [T.A.X. / Taller de Arquitectura X] and Hernan Diaz Alonso [SCI-Arc Director/CEO] discuss Kalach’s architecture and the influences on his development as an architect.

Jing Liu Interview

Jing Liu Interview

18:54

A conversation between Jing Liu [Principal So-IL] and David Eskenazi [Principal D.ESK] as they discuss aspects of playful modernism, multiple interpretations and elasticity in the recent work of SO-IL.

Geothermal Futures Lab

Geothermal Futures Lab

11:16

Mark Foster Gage [Principal - Mark Foster Gage Architects / Assistant Dean - Yale School of Architecture] and Hernan Diaz Alonso [SCI-Arc Director / CEO] discuss the role of parafiction in architecture in the context of Gage’s SCI-Arc exhibition Geothermal Futures Lab.

Mónica Ponce de León Interview

Mónica Ponce de León Interview

08:18

Mónica Ponce de León [Dean of Princeton University School of Architecture] talks with Florencia Pita [SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis Coordinator] about the contemporary role of architects speculating on alternatives to the status quo and the fluid exchange between academia and practice.

Byron Merritt of NIKE: Interview

Byron Merritt of NIKE: Interview

08:11

A conversation between Byron Merritt [Vice President Retail Innovation at Nike] and SCI-Arc Director/CEO Hernan Diaz Alonso discussing the role architecture plays in creating a brand identity and the future of retail innovation and consumer experience design.

Petra Blaisse Interview

Petra Blaisse Interview

11:52

Petra Blaisse [Founder of Inside Outside] in conversation with Anna Neimark [SCI-Arc Faculty/Principal of First Office].

Ferda Kolatan in Conversation with Erik Ghenoiu and David Ruy

Ferda Kolatan in Conversation with Erik Ghenoiu and David Ruy

10:50

Ferda Kolatan joins Erik Ghenoiu and David Ruy to discuss the relationship between concept and form in architecture and the future of architectural pedagogy.

Gilles Retsin Interview

Gilles Retsin Interview

11:07

Please join Gilles Retsin and Marrikka Trotter as they discuss the cultural implications of discrete logics of computation and materialization in architecture.

Michael Meredith Interview

Michael Meredith Interview

33:43

Join SCI-Arc Channel for a raw discussion between Anna Neimark [SCI-Arc/Principal First Office] and Michael Meredith [Princeton University School of Architecture/Principal and co-founder MOS Architects].

Gretchen Wilkins Interview

Gretchen Wilkins Interview

09:13

Gretchen Wilkins [Head of Architecture at Cranbrook Academy] and Marcelyn Gow [SCI-Arc - Design Theory & Pedagogy Program Coordinator] discuss Wilkins’ recent work, the impact of practice-based research on architectural pedagogy, and collaboration and distributed tools of design.

Winka Dubbeldam Interview

Winka Dubbeldam Interview

07:40

Winka Dubbeldam [founder and partner of Archi-Tectonics, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at PennDesign] in conversation with Florencia Pita [Partner, Pita & Bloom and SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis Coordinator]