Get It Together
A virtual lecture from Anda French and Jenny French
Co-founders, French 2D
Thursday, October 8th, 6:00pm
Stream on: Facebook Live
Anda French and Jenny French are co-founders of French 2D, an award-winning practice deeply engaged with local issues of collectivity, housing, public space, history, and identity. Anda and Jenny’s interest in hybrid models that exist between practice and academia has been the catalyst for their practice-based research and advocacy.
French 2D’s work on housing and mixed-use projects combines ideas of domesticity with more radical organizations and typologies. French 2D works on civic installations, interactive exhibitions, and objects that bring people together around familiar rituals with unfamiliar rules of engagement. These projects include dinner party happenings, curious tea sets, building-scale drawings, and super-graphic dresses.
French 2D was named as an Architectural Record Design Vanguard winner (2019) and received a 2020 P/A Award from Architect Magazine for Bay State Commons Cohousing. The firm has been featured in numerous publications, including Domus, Metropolis, and The Architect’s Newspaper, and as Architect Magazine's Next Progressives. The firm was a MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program finalist, and has exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Jenny is an Assistant Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Anda is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Princeton University School of Architecture. She serves on the Board of the Boston Society for Architecture (AIA Boston), and has co-chaired the BSA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force since 2018.
Lecture made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund. The School of Architecture, Princeton University, is registered with the AIA Continuing Education (AIA/CE) and is committed to developing quality learning activities in accordance with the AIA/CE criteria. Members of the AIA can log credits for this event by completing this form.
The lecture recording will be available on the SoA Vimeo channel following the event.