ArchDaily at the Center for Architecture! Going Viral: Blurred Borders


Mark your calendars! In less than three weeks, ArchDaily founders David Basulto and David Assael will join Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Toru Hasegawa of Morpholio and Columbia University, and Carlo Aiello of eVolo for a lecture and panel discussion that will explore the impact of social media, technology and device culture on the way we design and practice. Moderated by Ned Cramer, editor-in-chief of Architect, Going Viral is part of the AIANY 2012 Global Dialogues that has been dedicated to “uncovered connections” with the intention to investigate issues that are similarly impacting multiple regions, cultures and individuals. In addition, selected game changing blogs and websites will be exhibited as Voices Going Viral on the evening of the event.

Going Viral will take place at the NY Center for Architecture on May 21st at 6:00 pm. It is free to join, but please RSVP. Continue after the break for more information.


Ned Cramer, editor-in-chief, Architect

Ned Cramer is editor-in-chief of Architect, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects, and editorial director of Hanley Wood’s commercial design media brands: Architect, Architectural Lighting, Eco-Structure, and Metalmag. Prior to joining Hanley Wood, Mr. Cramer served as the first fulltime curator of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) and worked for eight years as an editor at Architecture magazine. Mr. Cramer is a trustee of Archeworks, the Chicago–based alternative design school, and a member of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Design Excellence National Peer Registry, the selection committee for theNational Building Museum’s Scully Prize, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art National Advisory Committee. Born and raised in St. Louis, Mr. Cramer received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Rice University, where he also did graduate work in art and architecture history. He now lives in Washington, D.C.


Bjarke Ingels, Denmark: Founder, BIG Topic: Communication Question: How can we re-shape the discussion?

Bjarke Ingels started BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in 2006 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA inRotterdam. Bjarke has created an international reputation as a member of a new generation of architects that combine shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility, and humor. Located in over 10 different countries, BIG’s projects have received numerous distinctions including two World Architecture Festival Awards, an AIA National Honor Award and a ULI Excellence Award. Additionally, Bjarke has personally been designated as Wall Street Journal’s Innovator of the Year, selected as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and received the Royal Danish Culture Prize. In addition to his architectural practice, Bjarke has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia University, where he has often integrated architecture and business programs. He also co-founded KiBiSi, one of Scandinavia’s leading product design and branding companies.

Toru Hasegawa, Japan: Co-creator, Morpholio; Co-director, Cloud Lab Columbia University GSAPP Topic: Research Question: How should the relationship between academia and the profession evolve?

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.

Carlo Aiello, Mexico: Editor-in-Chief, eVolo Topic: Collaboration Question: How are we creating new multidisciplinary platforms for collaborative processes?

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 theUniversity of Southern California since 2010.

David Basulto and David Assael, Chile: Co-founders, ArchDaily Topic: Information distribution Question: How does the distribution of architectural knowledge shape and improve cities in the era of hyper-urbanization?

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.

Voices Going Viral Exhibition:

Credits: Global Dialogue Chairs: Bruce E. Fisher AIA and Jeffrey A. Kenoff AIA Event Co-Chairs: Elie Gamburg, Diane Chehab Design and Curatorial Team: James Kehl, Rebecca Pasternack, Ciara Seymour, Sarah E. Smith, Andy Vann

Exhibition and Reception by: AIA NY Global Dialogues Committee Microsol Resources w/ technical support by Autodesk

Global Dialogues: (un-covered) CONNECTIONS The AIA New York Chapter’s Global Dialogues’ 2012 theme (un-covered) Connections will view respective topics of our time through multiple lenses to uncover a broader understanding of global, urban trends in physical and digital space. Quarterly events include: Shadow City(s), Going Viral, Crisis, and Public/Private.

Date: May 21, 2012, 6:00pm Location: Center for Architecture, 536 Laguardia Place, New York, NY 10012 – (212) 358-6133

RSVP here!

*AIA Continuing Education Units available

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "ArchDaily at the Center for Architecture! Going Viral: Blurred Borders" 02 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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