We've been busy busy organizing the next supperstudio!
Supperstudio is a new student-led speaker series happening in Perloff Hall twice a quarter - each evening features experimental practitioners working in and around the discipline of architecture. It's a loose dinner discussion series where students faculty and speakers come together over a shared meal, cooking and conversing together. This upcoming evening, Danielle Rago (co-founder with Tina DiCarlo of Archive of Spatial Aesthetics and Praxis) and Oliver Hess (of Materials + Applications) will be joining us in conversation around the topic of curation and conceptual programming within the discipline of architecture.
The last speaker series featured a group of designers, architects and writers, including Jere from Pulska Grupa (who was recently selected to represent Croatia in the Biennale! congrats!), Know How Shop, Erik Knutzen of Root Simple, Pieter Grandry (Crap=Good) and Valentina Karga (Berlin Farm Lab). Loose topic: informal acts in urban context.
A preview of the dinner can be viewed in the video by previous speaker Pieter Grandry!
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