09.17.14 to 12.03.14

F'14 SoA Lecture Series: "The New How"


Fall 2014 Lecture Series, "The New How"
All events begin at 6 p.m. in Architecture Room N-107

During the academic year 2014/15, the Princeton School of Architecture will be hosting a series of conversations/debates/workshops aimed at addressing the new realms of instrumentality affecting the practice of architecture and the neighboring disciplines of urbanism, planning, landscape, and design.  These instruments, mostly but not exclusively in digital form, have evolved in parallel to a process of the erasure of borders between artistic disciplines.  While the disciplinary specificity of the traditional disciplines has become diffuse, these emerging technologies have acquired a progressively autonomous status, often acting as connectors across the old disciplinary domains.

We will now temporarily suspend the what? and the why?, and focus on the how? in order to address these emergign technical constituencies.  Through a series of interventions/debates/workshops we will identify these new practices based around technical skills, and question their practices, effects, and politics.  Sessions will take place on Wednesdays during the Fall term (except 12/2/14). Every session will be focused on a particular modality of The New How.


Eyal Weizman, Professor of Spatial & Visual Cultures and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London; Princeton Global Scholar

“Trend Forecasting”
Emily Segal, K-Hole, and Michael Rock, 2x4

“Analytic Geometries”
George Legendre, co-founder IJP, and Andrew Witt, Director of Research at Gehry Technologies and Lecturer, Harvard University GSD

“Digital Gestaltung”
Philipp Schaerer, Visiting Professor at School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering ENAC, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and Eric de Broche des Combes, Luxigon

"Smart Cities"
Carlo Ratti, Carlo Ratti Associati, and Pedro Reyes, Artist

David Benjamin, The Living, and David Ruy, Ruy Klein

“Material Computation”
Achim Menges, Professor and Institute Director, ICD Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart, and Jenny Sabin, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University and Jenny Sabin Studio

Patrik Shumacher, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Michael Hansmeyer, Computational Architecture

“Motion Dynamics”
Greg Lynn, Greg Lynn Form, Chuck Hoberman, Hoberman Associates Inc., David Rockwell, Rockwell Group