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Category Archives: Urbanism

2017 URBAN EDGE AWARD

Joyce Hwang is a recipient of the 2017 Urban Edge Award, a biennial prize organized by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Other Urban Edge Award recipients this year include Catie Newell, Olalekan Jeyifous, Fionn Byrne, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro, and Aleksandr Mergold.  Joyce gave a public talk at UW Milwaukee on February […]

UNTAMING THE URBAN

Joyce Hwang presents “Untaming Architectural Typology” at Untaming the Urban, a symposium hosted by the Australian National University Fenner School for Environment and Society. Check out the blog for more on the presentations and discussions!

ANTHROPOCENE MAGAZINE

Though “putting out the welcome mat to other species remains a curiously radical concept,” wrote MacKinnon, it fits a Zeitgeist of enthusiasm for urban ecology and wildlife, of celebrating nature’s possibilities not only in obviously nature-y places but also in our midst. It’s also practical. After all, even when people build without thinking of animals, […]

CITY AS LIVING LABORATORY: WALK

Joyce Hwang, Ellen Driscoll, and Mackenzie Younger led a City as Living Laboratory WALK around New York’s Chinatown. Starting from Collect Pond Park and moving through Columbus Park, the WALK focused on how this neighborhood has evolved over time, considering its precious green spaces, the evolution of its landscape, the history and persistent mythologies around […]

CURBED: THE ARCHITECT’S CITY

We are featured in Curbed! Check out this month’s edition of “The Architect’s City:” “Making Architecture Better for Animals” by Julia Cooke (Thanks Julia!).

FEEDBACK LAB

FeedBack Lab is a collaboration formed by artists Andrea Frank and Emily Puthoff from SUNY New Paltz, atmospheric sciences researcher Jeff Freedman from SUNY Albany, and architect Joyce Hwang from University at Buffalo SUNY and Ants of the Prairie. We are thrilled to receive a SUNY Arts & Humanities Collaboration grant to work with the […]

HABITECTURE

Joyce Hwang gives a keynote lecture at “Reinventing the Urban: Workshop on Habitecture for Wildlife,” a conference organized by the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto and the Department of Environmental Studies at York University. Thank you to Susan Ruddick for the invitation to be part of this event!

PERFORMING PARKS

Performing Parks is a design collective formed by Quilian Riano of DSGN AGNC (Team Lead), Adeola Enigbokan of Archiving the City, Annie Barrett of Annie Barrett Studio, Greg Mihalko of Partner & Partners, Joyce Hwang of ANTS OF THE PRAIRIE and writer and oral history-based artist Sukjong Hong. We are excited to be commissioned by […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

WWSF CIRCUS FOR CONSTRUCTION IN BUFFALO

Image by WWSf Circus for Construction Team 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 […]

WORKSHOP @ U.S. PAVILION, VENICE BIENNALE

Graphic by J. Geiger

PAST FUTURES, PRESENT, FUTURES @ STOREFRONT

“Experimental Habitat for New York Rooftops” is a commissioned ‘reenactment’ of the Experimental Greenhouse for the courtyard of U.N. International School in New York by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), 1970,  one of 101 unrealized proposals for New York City included in the Past Futures, Present, Futures exhibition at Storefront, curated by Eva Franch. The exhibition […]

GENERATIVE ZONING

The City of Buffalo is undergoing a massive overhaul of its land use and zoning policies, an effort which will result in the new Buffalo Green Code. Indeed, the city’s current zoning ordinances are ‘outdated’ and in need of revision. But are there latent opportunities that exist within the structure of Buffalo’s Zoning Codes? GENERATIVE […]