Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:30pm
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
Columbia's Network Architecture Lab
(Netlab) launches the first in a series of Conversations on the State of the World
with a discussion between Pedro Gadanho, curator of contemporary architecture at New York's Museum of Modern Art
, and Netlab director Kazys Varnelis.
Coming to MoMA from Lisbon, architect, curator and writer Pedro Gadanho holds a masters in Architecture from the University of Oporto, a masters in Art and Architecture from Kent Institute of Design in the UK, and a Ph.D. in Architecture and Mass Media from the University of Oporto, where he has was also a professor of Architecture. He is the editor-in-chief of Beyond, Short Stories of the Post-Contemporary
and was the curator of international shows such as Space Invaders
, for the British Council, London, and Pancho Guedes, An Alternative Modernist
, for the Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel. He is the author of Arquitectura em Público
(Dafne, 2011), and the co-organizer of the 1st International Conference on Architecture and Fiction – Once Upon a Place
. He maintains a blog at Shrapnel Contemporary
Extending the Netlab's Discussions on Networked Publics
, the Conversations on the State of the World
series will go beyond the parameters of contemporary discourse on architecture to seek an understanding of the critical drivers in world change and to understand what role architects and designers can play in the rapidly changing world.