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Katerra is a new global leader in innovation and efficiency in construction project delivery. Design Director Craig Curtis, FAIA, shares eye-opening insights as a member of the Executive Team. Katerra is challenging conventions to deliver successful, sustainable, and innovative projects on par with Ikea, Apple and Tesla in supply chain and smart sourcing, construction and beautiful design. Through its commitment to Research and Development and...
At age 90, Dr. Balkrishna Vithaldas (B.V.) Doshi's journey in architecture has spanned 70 years, from Indian independence in 1947, to he work with Le Corbusier, and the founding of his design studio, Vastu-Shilpa. The recipient of France's highest honor, the Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2011 and the prestigious Padmi Shri award in India, Doshi, a major force in South Asian architecture pedagogy and practice, reflects on the Nehruvian modernization in India, and the changing...
Tom Avermaete and I discuss his GAHTC module, co-authored with Michelangelo Sabatino, on the historiography of mid-century modernism. Entitled "The Global Turn" the six lectures of their module articulate an alternative history of modernism as a network of collaborations cultivated in the context of the decolonizing world. Discussion topics include (post)colonial modernism, multi-layered collaborations, migration and housing, modernism and neoliberalism, Chandigarh, Casablanca and the...
Maristella Casciato, Senior Curator Architecture at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, discusses the life and legacy of Pierre Jeanneret, the Chief Architect of Chandigarh, India, and cousin, collaborator, confidant to Le Corbusier. Discussion topics include the legacy of his (in)famous furniture, Charlotte Perriand, and the special relationships he developed with India and the Indian architects and planners.
Jeff Hou and Manish Chalana, Professors of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington, discuss the 'mess' that makes the vitality of the contemporary Asian city, and the lessons one might draw form that in thinking about the future of a city like Seattle. Discussion topics include: Event-city, Mekong Railway Market, slum porn, filmic narratives and racial segregation.
Catharina Manchanda, the Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Seattle Art Museum, discusses the practices of art curation as a spatial activity in the Northwest, the possibly for new spaces for viewing art and being on the digita
Architects from Niger and Iran, Mariam Kamara and Yasaman Esmaili, discuss their award-winning work, the challenges of practicing globally, and the difficulties and rewards of learning to translate across languages and cultures via architecture. Topics include: feminism and architecture, Islam in the world, international practice, and the non-Western roots of the modernist aesthetic.
Seattle based fashion designer and performance artist with a background in industrial design, Anna Telcs discusses our relationship to clothes, and the rituals of dressing, as modalities of expressing our selves, our bodies and our place in the world. Dis
Ayad Rahmani is a licensed architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at Washington State University who writes on a diverse array of topics ranging from the Islamic city to Frank Lloyd Wright to Dubai today. In this episode we try and connect the
Cornell University’s Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History, Dominick La Capra discusses the constitutive role of transference in our relationship to history, historiography, animals and architecture. We discuss transference’s relationship with em
Carla Keyvanian, Associate Professor of Architecture at Auburn University, talks about her module for GAHTC that looks at the ‘Medieval’ architecture as a product of the complex cultural crossroads of the Mediterranean, that includes Islamic, African
Cassie Blair, JoAnn Hindmarsh Wilcox and Tim Richey are part of the committee putting on the 2017 Seattle AIA awards. We discuss trends in the local architecture and talk about how this fast‐growing city can serve its residents. Topics include: migration, diversity, regionalism, densification, risk‐taking and the pains of a growing city.
Columbia University’s Jorge Otero‐Pailos is a prolific architect, artist, educator and preservationist. He questions the invisibility of preservation and what an act of restoration is, looking closely at what is lost when for example buildings are cleaned. Topics discussed include preservation as memory, future and how it is, or isn’t, ‘overtaking us’.
MIT Professor Mark Jarzombek discusses his GAHTC module on the Architecture of First Societies, establishing the importance of thinking architecture beyond established canons based on cities and technology. Instead he argues the origins of architecture in the ‘social package’ and in the representational networks of ‘modeling’.