March 29 — April 15 2017
Opening: March 29, 5:30pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday — Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Parasol Projects Gallery Space
208 Bowery, New York NY 10012
This exhibition presents the work of seven post-professional graduate students at the Princeton University School of Architecture. The degree is a unique opportunity for professionally trained architects to return to the university to pursue a two-year program culminating in a thesis — in which design itself is considered a form of research. Utilizing Princeton's unique interdisciplinary potential as a research university, students are free to seek advisors from within and outside the faculty of architecture. This tradition draws on architecture’s history that has, since the Renaissance, incorporated a vast spectrum of disciplines from the humanities, arts, and sciences.
The work of each graduate engages a broad range of issues in contemporary culture and technology, ranging from the social, cultural, and political issues of particular sites, to focused technological research where the object of investigation is itself the site. Rather than a summation, this research is the beginning of their long-term projects as architects. In this sense, the work shown here is unfinished; a first expression rather than a last, which strives to open up new directions for architecture. What ties these projects together is the ambition that this work will have tangible, beneficial consequences for humanity in an increasingly complex, interconnected world.
Jesse Reiser, Professor, Architectural Design, Thesis Coordinator
M.Arch II Students
Jessica Colangelo, adviser Liz Diller
Taylor Cornelson, adviser Stan Allen
Phillip Denny, advisers Sylvia Lavin and Hayley Eber
Ivy Feng, adviser Paul Lewis
Jiyuan Li, adviser Axel Killian
Mercedes Peralta, advisers Guy Nordenson and Forrest Meggers
Ji Shi, adviser Mónica Ponce de León