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Ryan Scavnicky

Ryan Scavnicky

Scottsdale, AZ, US

 

About 

Ryan Scavnicky is the founder of Extra Office. The practice investigates architecture’s relationship to contemporary culture, aesthetics, and media to seek new agencies for critical practice. He studied at L'Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and DAAP in Cincinnati for his Masters of Architecture, and received his Masters in Design Theory and Pedagogy with distinction from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Ryan currently serves as the Visiting Teaching Fellow at the School of Architecture at Taliesin, an experimental graduate school located in the Arizona desert. He has previously held appointments at the University of Cincinnati, Kent State University, and SCI-Arc.

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Ryan's Featured Articles on Archinect

Extra Extra: L o n g I m a g e , Fri, Dec 14 '18

Extra Extra won’t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is ...

Extra Extra: L o n g I m a g e
 

Extra Extra: Cultural Warfare, Mon, Nov 26 '18

Extra Extra won’t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is ...

Extra Extra: Cultural Warfare
 

Mutant Authorship. Agency, Capitalism and Memes., Tue, Sep 11 '18

The role of Archinect’s series Cross-Talk is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity—if there can be one. Cross-Talk attempts—if to only say ...

Mutant Authorship. Agency, Capitalism and Memes.
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Masters, M S Design Theory and Pedagogy

Sep 2016 - Aug 2017
 

University of Cincinnati, MArch, MArch

Aug 2011 - May 2014
 

Areas of Specialization