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COLLISION THEORY: #BirdsandBuildings

Joyce Hwang and Gabriel Willow will lead a walk to explore possibilities for architecture to support urban species. Join us on Saturday, May 16 at 2 pm in New York City (Meet at Central Park West and 63rd Street). Thanks to Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory (CaLL) for the invitation! See more details here, and check out the spring 2015 events for Broadway: 1000 steps.

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Image: Trinity Church, Boston, MA

ARCHITECT R+D AWARDS JURY

Excited to be on the jury for Architect Magazine’s Ninth Annual R+D Awards!

SAIC LECTURE

Joyce Hwang to lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the Mitchell Lecture Series: Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 5.30 pm, Columbus Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr., room 203, Chicago. Thanks Jonathan Solomon for the invitation!

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ACSA 103: TORONTO

Joyce Hwang chairs the “Beyond Patronage” paper session at ACSA 103: The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center, March 19-21, 2015. Thanks to session’s excellent speakers: Anna Neimark (SCI-Arc; First Office), Catie Newell (University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Alibi Studio), Erkin Özay (University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning; the Özay Office), and Luis Quirós (University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Luis Diego Quirós Architecture). And congratulations to Lola Sheppard and David Ruy for putting together an inspiring series of events!

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THE NATURE OF CITIES

Read this timely post in The Nature of Cities: “Celebrating the Wilderness Act of 1964 – and Celebrating Wildness in Cities,” by Tim Beatley, the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, at the University of Virginia, and author or co-author of more than 15 books, including Green Urbanism, Native to Nowhere, Ethical Land Use, and Biophilic Cities. We are honored to be referenced in this essay!

DRURY UNIVERSITY LECTURE

Joyce Hwang presents “Living Among Pests” at Drury University, Hammons School of Architecture’s “Locating Design” Lecture Series: Friday, February 6, 2015 — 3 pm, HSA Auditorium. Thanks to Saundra Weddle for the invitation!

BAT CLOUD: ROTTERDAM

Bat Cloud: Rotterdam — designed and installed for the 2014 International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam — was adopted by the city’s Pompenburg Park and reinstalled under a pedestrian bridge at the park’s PeaceGarden site. Thanks to IABR and ZUS for the opportunity and support, and Thank You to Awesome Without Borders / The Harnisch Foundation for making this project possible!

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WWSF CIRCUS FOR CONSTRUCTION IN BUFFALO

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It was a pleasure to speak at the Worldwide Storefront Circus for Construction event, “Buffalo’s Radical Re-imaging,” and an honor to be among a group of awesome presenters: Sean Burkholder, Chris Romano + Nick Bruscia, and Sean Wrafter. Thanks to Silo City for hosting a great crowd! And a very big Thank You and Congratulations to the Circus Team (Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Ben Widger, Craig Reschke, Larisa Ovalles, and Buffalo correspondent Trenton Van Epps) for pulling off an amazing feat! Check out photos of their adventures in Buffalo here.

2014 AIA NYS CONFERENCE: NEW PRACTICE, NEW DESIGN

Joyce Hwang, Courtney Creenan-Chorley, Peter Schmidt and Chris Romano presented “Cross-Profession Practices: Mixing-up the Academy with Industry,” a discussion that centered on models of research and practice that have emerged from collaborative work between the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Rigidized Metals, and Boston Valley Terra Cotta. Joyce also participated as the representative for UB SUNY on the “NYS Schools of Architecture Roundtable,” together with Lance Jay Brown (CCNY), Dennis Andrejko (RIT), Frank Mruk (NYIT), and Mark Mistur (RPI). Congratulations to AIA New York State for putting together an inspiring set of keynotes, seminars, and events in Saratoga Springs!

METROPOLIS SUMMER READING LIST

great list of summer (and year round) reading! Check out Joyce’s picks, including books by Wu Ming-Yi, Meghan Daum, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Jeremy Till, and Ernest Hemingway. Thanks, Metropolis, for the invitation to contribute!

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WORLD JOURNAL

Thanks to Emma Wang for featuring our work in the World Journal (世界日報). Also see the online version here!

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UB GREEN FACULTY Q&A

UB Green’s Q & A with Joyce Hwang is now online! Thank you to Erin Moscati for her interest in our work!

TECTONICS: NYFA

We are honored to be part of Tectonics, an exhibition of projects by winners of the 2013 NYFA Artists’ Fellowships in Choreography and Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design. Curated by NYFA, the show located at Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St., New York, NY from August 1 – 18.

ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE LECTURE AND INTERVIEW

Joyce Hwang’s 2014 Emerging Voices lecture and interview are now online! Thank you again to the Architectural League of New York for this great opportunity and honor.2014_Arch League LecturePhoto by Laurice Hwang

THE EXPANDED ENVIRONMENT

“You know, the Pantheon didn’t have bird spikes. It wasn’t so exclusive.” -Joyce Hwang, in an interview by Ned Dodington of The Expanded Environment (formerly Animal Architecture). Read the conversation here.