Friday, June 29, 2012 7:00pm
Exhibition Opening and Public Presentation of Student Work
The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) is holding its annual Public Space Workshop
for architecture students in collaboration with the Columbia University Middle East Research Center
in Amman, Jordan and the Columbia Global Center in Istanbul, Turkey
from June 15th – June 29th, 2012.
The Public Space Workshop is an intensive two-week rapid exchange in search of emergent issues concerning contemporary public space. Students and faculty from participating universities collaborate at nodes within GSAPP's Studio-X Global Network to investigate design issues, expanding their understanding through a diverse array of feedback. The cities are active testing grounds for research and experimentation within the built environment.
Public space is the interface for exchanges in cities, and today more than ever the site of rapid change. The physical presence of public space continues to grow more dynamic as the use of complementary virtual networks provide for increased access and mobility. Together, they form an adaptive infrastructure in cities, emerging, networking, and responding in unprecedented ways.
The 2012 session of the workshop focuses on Presence. As an essential agent for change, Presence requires public participation and exchange in the activation and networking of public space. The users of these augmented spaces continuously reshape them, exposing new potentials in the city, as they forecast, map, and interact in a smart way. Presence emerges at the impermanent intersection of physical and virtual public spaces.
Workshop Archive http://www.arch.columbia.edu/public-space-workshop
Current Workshop Blog http://public-space-workshop-su12.tumblr.com/
Current Workshop Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/GSAPP_PSW
Meşrutiyet Caddesi 67
Free and Open to the Public