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Jeanne Gang: Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen

Jeanne Gang: Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen

*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*

Person Place Thing is an interview show hosted by Randy Cohen based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly about themselves, but about something they care about.

Cohen’s guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that is important to them. The result: surprising stories from great speakers. This installment of Person Place Thing will be a conversation with Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal and Partner of Studio Gang.

Ordinarily, this program takes place live, on-stage, but for the duration of the current crisis, we’ll livestream our conversations.

For more information and to hear past episodes, visit PersonPlaceThing.org.

Speakers:
Jeanne Gang, FAIA, Founding Principal and Partner, Studio Gang
Randy Cohen, Host, Person Place Thing

Architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA, is the founding principal and partner of Studio Gang. Her inquisitive, forward-looking approach to design—unique in its pursuit of new technical and material possibilities as well as in its expansion of the active role of designers in society—has distinguished her as a leading architect of her generation. Gang is a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, her alma mater, where her teaching and research focus on the cultural and environmental aspects of buildings’ reuse. She is the author of three books on architecture. A monograph of the Studio’s work, Studio Gang: Architecture, will be published this spring. Her work has been exhibited widely, including at the Museum of Modern Art, the International Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Art Institute of Chicago. A MacArthur Fellow, 2017 William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Gang has been honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture and was named one of 2019’s most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. Further accolades include Architectural Review’s Architect of the Year, the Louis I. Kahn Memorial Award, and the Marcus Prize for Architecture.

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman,” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything, was published by Chronicle.

Organized by:
Center for Architecture and Person Place Thing

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Cite: "Jeanne Gang: Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen" 24 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/959075/jeanne-gang-person-place-thing-with-randy-cohen> ISSN 0719-8884

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