Mustafa Faruki

2018-19 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow

Director, theLab-lab for architecture

Image: Mustafa Faruki

Image: Mustafa Faruki

Lecture

Mustafa Faruki

Mustafa Faruki is the 2018-19 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow at the School of Architecture and Planning.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Hayes Atrium Gallery

Mustafa Faruki, the 2018-19 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow, presents IF (Intake Faclility for an Anonymous Client & other projects by theLab-lab for architecture). Faruki will discuss and answer questions about recent work installed in the Hayes Hall Atrium Gallery. His exhibition brings together three projects designed by theLab-lab for architecture, a nomadic practice founded in 2011 by Faruki that is dedicated to reinventing the outputs of architectural design. 

Watch the entire lecture on YouTube

Exhibition

Feb. 11 - March 1, 2019
Hayes Hall Atrium Gallery

IF brings together three projects designed by theLab-lab for architecture - a nomadic practice founded in 2011 by Mustafa Faruki that is dedicated to reinventing the outputs of architectural design. 

The projects in this exhibition have been included in presentations organized by MoMA, the Cooper Union, and the Architectural League of New York. Next month, Celebatorium will appear in a unique installation “in conversation with” the work of Douglas Darden at Carleton College in Ottawa; in addition, Intake Facility has been selected for the program of the upcoming 22nd Triennale di Milano in Summer, 2019.

Content Warning

This exhibition includes themes about ethnicity, gender, and sexuality and content that may not be suitable for all viewers.

Projects in IF have been generously supported by the Drawing Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York State Council on the Arts and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture.

The exhibition is part Faruki’s one-year teaching and research fellowship at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Honoring the legacy of Peter Reyner Banham, who taught at the School from 1976 to 1980, the Banham Fellowship is intended to support experimental design work that situates architecture within the general field of socio-cultural and material critique.

In the coming weeks, the exhibition will be joined by the design responses, critiques and complaints of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Faruki’s research seminar In Loving Memory.

Installation support generously provided by Morgan Mansfield & Gabriella Zayas

Biography

Mustafa Faruki is an architectural designer, artist and educator. He has exhibited, presented and lectured on his design work at the Cooper Union, Barnard College, Parsons, MoMA and the Drawing Center, where he was a participant in Open Sessions, a two year residency and exhibition program. He was a lecturer in the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College, where his teaching focused on narratives of struggle and resilience found in the visual culture of Asians in America, and he is currently the Peter Reyner Banham Fellow at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.

In 2011, Mustafa founded theLab-lab, a design practice dedicated to exploring unconventional provocations and outputs available to architectural drawing and design. The practice focuses on architectures that are instigated by clients such as humor, desire, memory, irony, alienation, vulgarity and loss. Projects by theLab-lab have received support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Drawing Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. In 2017, theLab-lab was one of six firms awarded the prestigious League Prize for Young Architects and Designers by the Architectural League of New York.