In context of today's political environment, we present
architects, designers, urban planners, and researchers at work
across boundaries – national borders, cultural lines, or
A professor of anthropology at Boston University, Thomas
Barfield studies the economic and political development challenges
in Afghanistan, particularly those related to law, government
organization and development issues.
Jayna Zweiman is a multidisciplinary artist and designer and
co-creator of The Pussyhat Project. Join her in an investigation of
the overlap between individual stories and collective
conversations, craft and politics, and physical and virtual
Architect James Shen of the People's Architecture Office in
Beijin discusses his studio's use of methods of mass
production to achieve greater social agency in urban regeneration,
housing, and place making.
Clara Solà-Morales is associate professor at the
Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC, and founder of
Cadaval & Solà-Morales, a studio that operates as a
laboratory for design driven by research and development.
The 2018 Clarkson Chair in Architecture, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of
Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo specializes in 'architectural
behaviorology,' including human behavior within and outside
buildings, and the behavior of buildings in their surroundings.
Explore with architect Joshua Stein the role that materials (in
particular earthen) might play in design. Stein, founder of Radical
Craft, will also examine how larger, more abstract questions
might be addressed through the operations of object-making.
The School of Architecture and Planning is taking
Buffalo’s story of place – and its place within it - to
the world as an invited exhibitor at the 2018 Venice Architecture
Biennale. The six-month event is the world’s largest and
premier exhibit of architecture and design.
Twenty-nine students crisscrossed the boroughs on a dizzying
two-day excursion that included site visits to signature
development projects, a chance to see the inner workings of major
employers, and networking opportunities with alumni at work across