Oct

17

Lecture: Emanuel Admassu, AD—WO

Image Credit: Immeasurability by AD–WO (Emanuel Admassu and Jen Wood) for Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America at The Museum of Modern Art. Duration: Feb 27—May 31, 2021

Date

Mon

,

Oct 17

Time

6:30 pm

-

8:00 pm

How

Virtual

Type

Talk

Location

YouTube

Partner(s)

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

A lecture by Emanuel Admassu ’12 MSAAD ’13 AAR, Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and founding partner, with Jen Wood, of AD—WO. He is also a co-founding board member of the Black Reconstruction Collective. Following the lecture, Dean Andrés Jaque will provide a response. This lecture is hosted on the occasion of Columbia GSAPP’s Fall 2022 Open House.

This lecture will be held in person, and will be live-streamed for the general public on the GSAPP YouTube Channel.

Emanuel Admassu’s art, design, and teaching practices operate at the intersection of design theory, spatial justice, and contemporary African art. The work meditates on the international constellation of Afrodiasporic spaces. Most recently, he has been analyzing the socio-spatial identities of two urban marketplaces: Kariakoo in Dar es Salaam and Merkato in Addis Ababa. Admassu has previously taught at RISD Architecture and Harvard GSD. AD—WO’s work was featured in the exhibition Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America at the Museum of Modern Art. Their installation focuses on the immeasurability of Black spatial practices in Atlanta and the Atlantic.

Organized by Columbia GSAPP. Free and open to the public. GSAPP is committed to providing universal access to all of our virtual events. Please contact events@arch.columbia.edu to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

This event content is equivalent to 1 AIA/CES total learning credit, 1 total credit earned. AIA. Please contact events@arch.columbia.edu for more information.

Date

Mon

,

Oct 17

Time

6:30 pm

-

8:00 pm

How

Virtual

Type

Talk

Location

YouTube

Partner(s)

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

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