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FORECAST: TECH TO EXPECT IN 2016

Joyce is among 12 designers asked by Architect Magazine to forecast advancements in Architecture/Engineering/Construction. Check out “The Tech to Expect in Architecture in 2016.” Thanks to Wanda Lau for the invitation to contribute.

BEYOND PATRONAGE: CHICAGO

The Chicago edition of the Beyond Patronage Book Launch takes place at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries! Join us on December 1 starting at 5:30 pm! Featuring talks and a panel discussion with Ann Lui, Sean Lally, Amanda Williams, and Pablo Garcia. Co-organized and moderated by Joyce Hwang, Martha Bohm, and Gabrielle Printz.

This event is part of the Outside Design Exhibition, curated by Jonathan Solomon, and a Partner Program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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ARMATURES OF PRACTICE, POLITICS OF ACTION

The first Book Launch for Beyond Patronage takes place at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York! Join us on November 17, 2015 at 7 pm.

Armatures of Practices, Politics of Action” is a Live Drawing event that invites architects and designers to produce a “Diagram of Exchanges” to articulate and visualize the relationships that structure their practices and those that emerge from them. These diagrams identify the myriad of actors beyond the prototypical pair of the architect and the private client. They reveal the logistics and networks of work, and illuminate the politics that emerge from architectural action.

Protagonists are: Leah Meisterlin, Joel Brenden, Yutaka Sho, Stephen Zacks, Marika Shiori-Clark, and Quilian Riano. Respondents are: Erkin Özay, Juliette Spertus, and Linda Taalman. Event Co-Organizers and Moderators are Joyce Hwang, Martha Bohm, and Gabrielle Printz. 

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BEYOND PATRONAGE

Coming soon: Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice, published by Actar!

Co-Editors are Joyce Hwang, Martha Bohm, and Gabrielle Printz.  Contributors include: Despina Stratigakos, Stephanie Davidson, Hansy Better Barraza, Jon King, Micaela Barker, Linda Taalman, Joseph Swerdlin, Georgeen Theodore, Juliette Spertus, Robert Yoos, Natalie Jeremijenko, Lola Sheppard, Kim Dai, Yolande Daniels, Lori Brown. Joel Brenden is the book and cover designer. Many, many thanks to the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and NYSCA for making this book project possible!
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OUTSIDE DESIGN

We are excited to be a part of Outside Design, a collateral event of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, now open at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries in Chicago. Curated by Jonathan Solomon, SAIC’s Director of the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, this show brings together five firms whose research-based work “develops new knowledge at the edges of design practice.” Ants of the Prairie is included along with Analog Media Lab (Urbana-Champaign), The Living and the Ali Brivanlou Lab (New York City), Species of Space (Chicago), and Sweet Water Foundation (Chicago).

New works commissioned for Outside Design include Habitat Wall, a prototype wall structure for bat and bird occupation; No Crash Zone, a “renovation” of a window in the Carson, Pirie, Scott building to address bird-window collisions; and The Expanded Campus, an on-going research project to document and map animal sightings and habitat conditions around the SAIC campus in Chicago.

On view until December 19, 2015.

Check out Outside Design’s website for more information and updated “field notes.”

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The Expanded Campus: Habitat Mapping Chicago

 

OUTSIDE DESIGN: ARTISTS TALKS AND RECEPTION

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HABITAT MAPPING: CHICAGO

Now in-progress: We are exploring the presence of urban wildlife on the SAIC campus through an ongoing mapping project that focuses on animal sightings and potential habitat locations. We have identified points of interest around campus and are in the process of documenting them through the use of camera traps, as well as looking for evidence of animal occupation in existing surveillance footage. Check out some of the documentation we’ve collected so far! Video footage will be updated periodically, on exhibition as part of Outside Design, at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries in Chicago.

Special thanks to SAIC and Sullivan Galleries staff for making this research possible!

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NO CRASH ZONE

We are excited to present No Crash Zone, a temporary “renovation” of a window in the Carson, Pirie, Scott Building to make visible the logics of bird-strike prevention while still aspiring toward architecture’s preoccupations with the humanist subject. With a nod to the tiling pattern framing the building’s windows, the project aims to create visual noise through the deployment of graphic ornament, reconsidering its role beyond agendas of aesthetic composition.  The installation also taps into the fundamental construction of human vision by overtly referencing the one-point Renaissance perspective, as well as more contemporary optical tactics such as camouflage through pixilation.

No Crash Zone is a new work produced for Outside Design, an exhibition now on view at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries in Chicago.

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PREVIEW: HABITAT WALL CHICAGO

Here are a few photos of our latest installation-in-progress. Habitat Wall is the first of three new works that we are producing for “Outside Design,” an upcoming exhibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sullivan Galleries. More soon!

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ARCHITECT R+D AWARDS

Congratulations to the 9 winners of the 2015 Architect Magazine R+D Awards! It was an honor to have been on this jury with Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany and Steven Rainville/Olson Kundig Architects. Thank you to Wanda Lau for the invitation and for coordinating the process!

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Joyce is honored to serve as a panelist for the 2016 NYSCA Independent Project Grants in Architecture + Design!

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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Image by ACSA