We are pleased to inform you that our very own Editor-in-chief, Carlo Aiello, will be part of the “Viral Voices: Global Discussions” panel at the Center for Architecture on May 02, 2013. If you are in the city please reserve your place as soon as possible. Admission is free.

When: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM THURSDAY MAY 02
Where: Center for Architecture (536 Laguardia Place, New York, NY 10012)

The AIANY Global Dialogues Committee has dedicated this year to “uncovered connections,” with the intent of investigating issues that are similarly impacting multiple regions, cultures and individuals. Viral Voices: Global Discussions will explore the impact that social media, technology and device culture are having on our design process, and ultimately the way we practice. How do we shape a global conversation? How are we changing the relationships between academia and the profession? What is the impact of hyper information sharing and critique? Throughout the evening, the topics of communication, research, collaboration, and data distribution will be addressed and debated.

Mark Wigley, Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University and David Basulto with David Assael of ArchDaily will come together for an evening discussing how these technologies affect the relationships between academia and profession. Following their talks, Carlo Aiello from eVolo, David Fano from CASE, Jill Fehrenbacher from Inhabitat, Toru Hasegawa from The Morpholio Project/the GSAPP Cloud Lab, Tim Maly from Wired Magazine and Cliff Kuang from Fast Company will join the speakers for a panel discussion addressing the impact that social media, technology and device culture are having on our design process, and ultimately the way we participate in a global discussion.

Price: Free
Please RSVP
Organized by: AIANY Global Dialogues Committee

Mark Wigley: Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University
An accomplished scholar and design teacher, Mark Wigley has written extensively on the theory and practice of architecture and is the author of Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (1998); White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995); and The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt (1993). He co-edited The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationalist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond (2001). Wigley has served as curator for widely attended exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; and Witte de With Museum, Rotterdam. He received both his Bachelor of Architecture (1979) and his Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

David Basulto and David Assael: Co-founders, ArchDaily
David Basulto and David Assael are co-founders of Plataforma Networks and editors of ArchDaily . Their mission is to improve the quality of life for the next three billion people moving into cities over the next 40 years, by providing knowledge, inspiration and tools for architects. Basulto was invited to be part of the jury for the XVII Chile Biennale and coordinator for the Chilean exhibit at the XVII Ecuador Pan-American Biennale. He was also a guest critic at the 44th Architecture Salon in Croatia and served on the jury of the 2010 Young Architects Award by the Young Architects Association of Catalunya, Spain, as well as a juror for the XVII Chile Biennale and the Chilean Selection for the VII Iberoamerican Biennale. He was coordinator of the Chilean Selection for the XVII and XVII Panamerican Quito Biennale and has been on the juries for several civic and educational projects in Chile. Basulto was included in the 100 Young Leaders in 2009 by El Mercurio (Chile’s most influential newspaper), and was chosen as an Endeavor Entrepreneur by the Endeavor Foundation, based in New York.

Carlo Aiello: Editor-in-Chief, eVolo
Carlo Aiello is editor-in-chief and Creative Director of Evolo Magazine. Carlo graduated from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. After collaborating with Asymptote Architecture and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, he established eVolo Magazine in 2006. Carlo has also been a professor of Architectural Design at the University of Southern California since 2010.

David Fano: Partner, CASE
A founding partner of CASE, David Fano is predominantly responsible for leading technology implementation, knowledge capture and sharing, social media initiatives and business development. David has also contributed to the design industry with the development of DesignByMany.com, a challenge-based virtual design community and DesignReform.net, a digital design publication and free tutorial resource for design professionals. David received his Master of Architecture with honors from Columbia University and has been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s GSAPP since 2007 leading seminars and workshops focusing on the impact of technology on design processes.

Jill Fehrenbacher: Founder, Inhabitat
Jill Fehrenbacher is the founder of Inhabitat, as well as a LEED-AP green designer and green design consultant based in New York City. Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future. Jill created Inhabitat in the Spring of 2005 as a way to catalog her search for new ways to improve the world through forward-thinking, high-tech, and environmentally conscious design. Educated at Brown University, where she received a B.A. in Art Semiotics, and Columbia University, where she’s pursuing a Masters of Architecture, she currently resides in New York City, which so far has been good for her obsession with rooftop farming and vegan fast food restaurants.

Toru Hasegawa: Co-creator, The Morpholio Project; Co-director, Cloud Lab Columbia University GSAPP
Toru Hasegawa has focused on teaching, research and architecture in New York City and Tokyo since 2006. Toru is currently a Co-director of Columbia GSAPP’s Cloud Lab and a Co-creator of The Morpholio Project, researching the ways in which the proliferation of device culture, the development of the cloud, and the ubiquity of social networking, are collectively shaping the creative process. Toru is also an adjunct assistant faculty member at the Columbia University GSAPP where he teaches advanced design studios and seminars on building construction technology and spatial computing. In addition, along with Mark Collins, Toru is a Co-founder of Proxy which explores potentials within the computational paradigm for a range of clients and institutions, providing expertise in both design and realization. Morpholio seeks to create a new platform for presentation, dialogue, and collaboration relevant to all designers, artists and members of any image driven culture advancing the ways that we discuss, debate, and critique our work with a global community.

Tim Maly: Design Blogger at Wired Magazine
Tim Maly is a design Blogger for Wired Magazine. He writes about cyborgs, architects, and our weird broken future at Quiet Babylon. In addition, he’s the project coordinator for Small Wooden Shoe’s Upper Toronto, a science fiction design proposal to build a new city in the sky above the current Toronto. With Emily Horne, he is running an independent studio course about border towns, called Border Town. His work has appeared in Icon, The Atlantic, McSweeney’s, Mission at Tenth, and Volume Magazine.

Cliff Kuang: design editor at Fast Company
Cliff is design editor at Fast Company, where he oversees design coverage in print and online. He is the founding editor of its spin-off, Co.Design, which in 2011 won the National Magazine Award for best online department and draws over 2 million readers a month. Recently, his work was collected in The Best Business Writing of 2012. Prior to Fast Company, he has been an editor at I.D.magazine and The Economist online. His work has also appeared regularly inWIRED, Popular Science and GOOD.

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