Book Talk | Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, MODU: Field Guide to Indoor Urbanism

Monday, November 13, 2023, 12:30 - 2:30pm

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Book Talk | Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, MODU: Field Guide to Indoor Urbanism

This event will be conducted in-person in the Library Atrium and through Zoom. 

For Zoom attendance, please register in advance here.

Phu and Rachely will discuss their recent book, "Field Guide to Indoor Urbanism," exploring their concept that intersects architecture, urbanism, and interiors. The conversation will span three global cities—New York, Rome, and Tokyo—exploring forms of indoor urbanism in each city and highlighting a more open relationship between architecture and the environment. They will discuss design projects and environmental research, which will raise the essential question: in the face of the climate crisis, what is architecture’s capacity to change?

The discussion will be moderated by Michael Young. 

Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem are the Founding Directors of the interdisciplinary architecture and design practice MODU. The studio designs cultural projects, public spaces, commercial buildings, and urban homes while working at the intersection of design, ecology, and data. They were awarded the Founders Rome Prize in Architecture (2017) and have also been awarded the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York (2019) and the US-Japan Creative Artists fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (2018). Phu is the Head of Architecture of the Knowlton School at the Ohio State University. She is an Associate Professor of Practice at the Knowlton School of the Ohio State University and teaches in the graduate program at Columbia University. 

The in-person event is open to current Cooper Union Students, Faculty, and Staff only. The Public may attend this event through Zoom. 

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