This event will be the first in a series of symposia investigating the role of applied research in architecture. Nestled in an intersection between practice and theory, applied architectural research can potentially work as a space for overlap and negotiation. This event will formally make explicit the opportunities for architectural research to bridge the gap between the archive and the laboratory.
“Apply: Conflict of Interests,” with
David GISSEN, Thomas KEENAN, Janette KIM, Mpho MATSIPA, Sarah WHITING, Mabel WILSON, Kazys VARNELIS, & Mark WASIUTA
2.00pm / 200, Fayerweather
1172 Amsterdam Ave
New York, New York 10027
Taking advantage of the diversity in the research being tackled by the students of the AAR, a series of specific experts related to each topic will be invited to present and discuss their work. This annual event will continue to critically engage the question: What is applied research in architecture?
The event will be organized as a series of conversations—five distinctive panels—discussing the limits of applied research in contemporary practices and academia. After a brief presentation, each guest will engage in dialogue with a faculty member to develop further insights into their specific zones of research: architectural pedagogy, new forms of urbanity, historic reconstruction and the political context of the humanities. The final panel will map the various conflicts of interests between the four guests in a roundtable discussion—moderated by the director of the Advanced Architectural Research program.
2pm: Greetings / Opening remarks by Mark Wigley
2:10pm: Event Introduction by Mabel Wilson
What is applied research in architectural pedagogy?
A brief presentation by Sara Whiting, Rice School of Architecture,
followed by a conversation with Reinhold Martin,
Introduced by Ernesto Silva, AAR ‘13
What is applied research in the context of a changing city?
A brief presentation by Mpho Matsipa, University of Witwatersand,
followed by a conversation with Janette Kim,
Introduced by Emanuel Admassu, AAR ‘13
What is applied research in reconstructing the past?
A brief presentation by David Gissen, California College of the Arts,
followed by a conversation with Kazys Varnellis,
Introduced by Carolina Ihle, AAR ‘13
Can applied research account for what is outside of systems?
A brief presentation by Thomas Keenan, Bard College,
followed by a conversation with Mark Wasiuta,
Presented by Lluis Alexandre Casanovas, AAR ‘13
Conflict of Interests
Roundtable discussion between Thomas Keenan, David Gissen, Mpho Matsipa and Sara Whiting moderated by Mabel Wilson
Reception in Buell Hall
Organized by the Program in Advanced Architectural Research