Ryan J. Simons is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and researcher. His interests lie at the intersection of art and architectural theory and contemporary publication. He currently runs 24/7/FOREVER, a blog focusing on architecture, art, photography and the representation and symbolism within each field.
During his collaborations with Christoph a. Kumpusch, he has conducted research for Detail Kultur: If Buldings Had DNA, Case Studies on Mutations, edited Idea(L), Idea_utopsy, and the catalog published on the occasion of the “Built Ideas: A Life of Teaching, Learning, and Action” exhibition at Pratt Institute in which he was also a part of the Design and Curatorial teams. Simons held a leadership role in the construction and fabrication of the Earthwave, a project designed by Lebbeus Woods and Christoph a. Kumpusch with Adam Orlinksi.
Simons has written for Hyperallergic, 32BNY, and his most recent piece, "New Centers, New Peripheries, and the Scale of Hope", appears in Urban Hopes: Made in China by Steven Holl (Lars Müller Publishers, 2014).
He has served as a teaching assistant for First Year design studios (Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012) and the initial Detail Kultur seminar (Fall 2012) with Christoph a. Kumpusch and Technics (Fall 2010, Fall 2011) with Frank Gesualdi. He has otherwise edited the text of Williamsburg New York Streetscape Territories by Kris Scheerlinck. Simons has work on several Christian Wassmann-designed installations for House of Waris.
He is currently working on several publications focusing on architectural pedagogy, contemporary urban conditions, and architectural representation of metaphysical phenomenology.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Bachelors, Architectture & Writing