Lecture

2018 NPNY Winner Talk: Agency—Agency in Conversation with Andrés Jaque

Oct 18 at 6–8pm
Benjamin Moore Showroom at New York Design Center
Organized by AIA New York

AIANY New Practices Committee along hosts a series of lectures by winning firms of the New Practices New York 2018 Competition. This lecture series will be held at the new Benjamin Moore showroom. New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as New York City’s preeminent platform to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. This evening’s talk will feature a conversation between Tei Carpenter, Principal of Agency—Agency, and Andrés Jaque of Office for Political Innovation.

Founded by Tei Carpenter, Agency—Agencyseeks out an expanded agency for architecture  in society, engaging both buildings and the systems beyond buildings. The practice is currently involved with three types of design work: non-profit, client-based built projects; competition-winning speculative designs; and self-initiated sponsored research fueled by a sense of optimism and the possibility for public engagement. Methodologically, the practice combines research, teaching, and design to engage in discussions within the discipline and more broadly.

Speakers:

Tei Carpenter, Principal, Agency—Agency
Andrés Jaque, Principal, Andrés Jaque Architects, Office for Political Innovation


Tei Carpenter
 is an architectural designer, educator and founder of New York City-based design studio Agency—Agency. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where she directs the Waste Initiative, an applied research and design platform.

Carpenter’s design and research work into architecture’s entanglement with emerging natures has been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and will be included in Water Futures, a forthcoming exhibition at A/D/O. Recent design work and writing have appeared in ArchitectCitePlat, and RIBA Journal. Previously she has taught at Brown University, Cornell University, City College of New York and at Rice University as the Wortham Visiting Lecturer. Carpenter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brown University and her Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University where she was awarded the Howard Crosby Butler Traveling Fellowship in Architecture.

Andrés Jaque is the founder of the Office for Political Innovation. He is an Advanced Design Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Columbia University and a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, School of Architecture. He was also a Tessenow Stipendiat Award winner in 1998 by the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FVS, in Hamburg. He has lectured extensively throughout the world including Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich, MIT (Boston), Instituto Politecnico di Milano, Centre International pour la Ville de Paris, Centre pour l’Architecture et le Paysage (Brussels), Sociedad Central (Buenos Aires), Berlage Institut (Rotterdam) or Museo Nacional (Bogotá)

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