Architecture as Activism




Join us for SUPERFRONT’s 3rd Mixtape: Achitecture as Activism. Discussion panel with Jim Morgan (NYU), Yolande Daniels (studioSUMO), and Giovanni Piovene (Salottobuono), hosted by DJ /rupture and Mitch McEwen (SUPERFRONT).

Choose to participate in 1 of 2 thirty minute teach-ins after the panel: 1) Peace and justice walking tour of the SUPERFRONT neighborhood with Jim Morgan or 2) critical play of the board game “Ghetto” with Yolande Daniels.

This event is part of the Cypher on Urban Affairs, a public program at SUPERFRONT partly funded by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Jim Morgan, a registered Architect and a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), has taught architecture in New York since the 1960s. He has taught architecture, urban design, and interior design at universities including NYU, University of Nairobi, and Pratt Institute. Jim Morgan has served as an active member in numerous civic and professional organizations, including Manhattan Community Board Five, Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility, ARC*PEACE, International ADPSR (associate representative to the United Nations, 1993-2006), and UAW Local 7902 Joint Council. He served as an architectural adviser for the 13th street squatters, a lower east side collective that challenged the Giuliani administration for housing rights in the 1990s.

Yolande Daniels is a founding design principal of the architecture partnership studioSUMO with offices in the United States and in Japan. studioSUMO has been the recipient of the Emerging Voices, Design Vanguard and Young Architects Forum awards and of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant for independent research in environments. Yolande Daniels received architecture degrees from Columbia University and City College and has taught architecture at various universities including the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University where she is an Assistant Professor. She was a recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, and, fellowships at the Mac Dowell Colony and the Independent Study Program of the Whitney American Museum of Art. She received a travel grant from the NY chapter of the American Institute of Architects to document slave spaces in Brazil and has published essays and independent works in various anthologies on subjects that examine race, gender, architecture and the politics of space.

Giovanni Piovene is a founding partner of Salottobuono, a critical research and design practice founded in Venice, Italy in 2005. Rooted in intellectual exchange, Salottobuono’s experience develops through participation in competitions, workshops, publications and specific assignments. The practice considers topics, challenges and programs as occasions for diagrammatic analyses and elaboration of paradoxical visions. Before co-founding Salottobuono, Giovanni Piovene worked in Paris with the Atelier d’Architecture Autogeréé and in Berlin for Shrinking Cities Office. Salottobuono recently published the Manual of Decolonization, a proper and real handbook for the transformation of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Duration 01 May 2010 - 01 May 2010
Times 4pm-6pm
Cost $5 suggested donation for the panel and workshops, but no one turned away
Venue Superfront
Address 1432 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NYC 11216, ,
Contact / jackie@superfront.org / newyork.superfront.org

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