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Conflict Urbanism Aleppo Project Featured on World Politics Review Conflict Urbanism Press

Conflict Urbanism Aleppo project has been featured in “‘An Entire Archive of Our Life.’ Saving the Record of Syria’s War”

Homophily: The Urban History of an Algorithm at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial Conflict Urbanism Exhibitions

Homophily: The Urban History of an Algorithm will be on view at the Chicago Architecture Biennial from September 19, 2019 - January 5, 2020. An exhibit focusing on the urban origins of the term homophily, its formalization and proliferation through the algorithmic logics of online networks, and the risks we run when it becomes not just a descriptive model but a prescriptive rule for social life.

Unnatural Disaster: Infrastructure in Puerto Rico before, during, and after Hurricane Maria Conflict Urbanism Events

Speakers on Unnatural Disaster: Infrastructure in Puerto Rico before, during, and after Hurricane Maria is co-orgnaized by Columbia GSAPP Urban Planning, Urban Design, and Historic Preservation Programs, the Center for Spatial Research, and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture.

Spaces of Exception Conflict Urbanism Events

Spaces of Exception, conference presented by the Geographies of Injustice working group of the Center for the Study of Social Difference.

Call for Applications: Mellon Associate Research Scholars Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Jobs

The Center for Spatial Research is pleased to announce a call for applications for Associate Research Scholars for the 2018-2019 academic year as part of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation funded initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities. We invite applications from candidates whose intellectual interests are situated within the broad urban humanities, who have strong digital, visual, and multidisciplinary research practices, and are enthusiastic about collaborative working environments.

Conflict Urbanism: Aleppo on view at 2016 Istanbul Design Biennale, Are We Human? Conflict Urbanism Exhibitions

Conflict Urbanism: Aleppo is on view at the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennale from October 22, 2016 to November 20, 2016. The Biennale is titled “Are We Human?” and presents projects that stretch “from the last 2 seconds to the last 200,000 years.” Our exhibit is on view in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and presents two zooms from high-resolution satellite images of Aleppo at the scale of 1:1000 along with the Conflict Urbanism: Aleppo interactive map and case studies.

Laura Kurgan Speaks at SUPERHUMANITY TALKS at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennale Conflict Urbanism Events

On October 20, 2016 Laura Kurgan spoke about the Conflict Urbanism: Aleppo project as part of SUPERHUMANITY TALKS, a panel event at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial pre

Conflict Urbanism: Colombia Recognized at Habitat III Conference in Quito Conflict Urbanism Press

Conflict Urbanism: Colombia was named a winning entry of the CityVis Competition at the Habitat III conference in Quito. The competition was organized by University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany and the Future Earth Media Lab. We are thrilled to have been selected as a winner!

Symposium on Conflict Urbanism Projects Conflict Urbanism Events

To mark its inaugural year, The Center for Spatial Research will present its work on "conflict urbanism" in Aleppo, and Colombia. The event will engage participants in a discussion about the role of conflict in structuring urban space and the politics of representation in zones of discordance, disruption and violence as it contributes to the making and remaking of cities.

Conflict Urbanism: Colombia at the Oslo Architecture Triennale Conflict Urbanism Exhibitions

Our Conflict Urbanism: Colombia will be on view at the Oslo Architecture Triennale, After Belonging from September 8 to November 27, 2016.

Spring 2016 Lecture Series: Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures: Focus Aleppo Conflict Urbanism Events

In the Spring 2016 the Center for Spatial Research is cosponsoring a lecture series with the Art History Department and the Middle East Institute. The series is running in conjunction with the CSR seminar Conflict Urbanism: Aleppo and aims to give historical, and art historical, context to the contemporary conflict in Syria and in particular in Aleppo.

EXIT on view at Palais Tokyo from November 25, 2015 – January 10, 2016 Advanced Data Visualization Exhibitions

EXIT, a collaborative project produced with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Ben Rubin, Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith, has been fully updated and is on view at the Palais Tokyo in Paris from November 25, 2015 – January 10, 2016. The project was initially completed in 2008 but has been fully updated to coincide with Cop21, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

Columbia University Receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Establish Center for Spatial Research Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities Press

Columbia University published a press release about the founding of the new Center for Spatial Research “Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce the creation of an interdisciplinary Center for Spatial Research. Directed by GSAPP Associate Professor Laura Kurgan, the Center will serve as a hub for urban research that links the humanities, architecture, and data science and will also sponsor a series of curricular initiatives built around new technologies of mapping, data visualization and data collection.”