"Are we human?" Curators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley announce concept for 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial
We live in a time when everything is designed, from our carefully crafted individual looks and online identities, to the surrounding galaxies of personal devices, new materials, interfaces, networks, systems, infrastructures, data, chemicals, organisms, and genetic codes...
Even the planet itself has been completely encrusted by design as a geological layer.
There is no longer an outside to the world of design. Design has become the world.
— Istanbul Design Biennial
Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, the curators of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, announced the conceptual framework for next year's biennial in a press release held today in a library of the Istanbul Archaeological Museums.Its overlong title, ARE WE HUMAN?: The Design of the Species: 2 seconds... View full entry
Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley will curate 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial
In a press release issued today, the Istanbul Design Biennial announced that powerhouse architectural historians, theorists and educators Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley will curate the 3rd Biennial, taking place in 2016. Both are based in New York City (and happen to be married) – Colomina... View full entry
Weekly News Round-Up for August 11, 2014: Monumental politics, smart homes and GSAPP's new dean
Friday, August 15Farewell to the Old Okura: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing... View full entry
Editor's Picks #376
For the latest edition of The Deans List: Amelia Taylor-Hochberg interviewed Mark Wigley, former Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.Reflecting on the service-model of architecture he suggested "There will be the financial equivalent of... View full entry
Mark Wigley steps down as Dean of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia
A source from Columbia University has shared with Archinect that Mark Wigley, the Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, will step down from his position at the end of the academic year. Wigley has been a formidable presence as dean for nearly... View full entry
Video from Jacque Herzog's Columbia Lecture
I think it is a compliment that our very best architects make people seem stupid.
— Mark Wigley introducing Jacques Herzog at Columbia GSAPP
Let’s Raze Javits Center (but First Finish Renovations)
“It’s just such an awful building that the only reason to keep it would be as a monument to stupidity,” said Mark Wigley, the dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
From the School Blogs: #23: EOYS [Icing on the Cake]
So the summer is here and it's been raining all week in NYC. I'm off to DC for the weekend!
As I promised, photos from the GSAPP 2011 End-of-the-Year Show. Are you excited?
I am particularly proud of all the work everyone at our school produced. Architecture is alive and kicking.
— Columbia University GSAPP (Anthony)
From the School Blogs: #21: 18 critics, 10 projects, 2 dyson air multipliers, 115 avery
Anthony shares with us photos from the final reviews at Columbia. Star-studded cast! View full entry