Visiting Lecture | Jen Wood and Emanuel Admassu, AD-WO: Edges

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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This event will be conducted in-person in room 315F.

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AD—WO investigates the methods of spatial valuation that undergird the disciplines of architecture and urban design: how these systems of measurement are entangled with discursive and material regimes of racialization, ecological degradation, and coloniality. They identify and work against specific disciplinary conventions with aims to develop spatial practices that are open and generous. AD-WO experiments with tactics of opacity, occlusion, and abstraction; paying special attention to nonwestern concepts and sites.

The lecture will be introduced and moderated by Nora Akawi. 

Jen Wood (Naarm/Melbourne, Australia) is a founding principal of AD—WO and a licensed Architect in the state of New York. She has extensive experience working for leading architecture practices in Melbourne and New York. Wood received her Bachelor and Master of Architecture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and a Master in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University.

Emanuel Admassu (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is founding principal of AD—WO and assistant professor at Columbia University GSAPP. His work addresses spatial justice and African urbanism. Admassu completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Southern Polytechnic State University, followed by a Master of Advanced Architectural Design and Advanced Architectural Research at Columbia University.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

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