: is a collective workshop on architectural practices and ideas. It is a publication and a platform that aims to carve out a space for critical reflection within architecture by interrogating the vocabulary, rhetoric, and boundaries that constitute it.
Founded by Marcel López-Dinardi and V. Mitch McEwen, A(n) Office is an architectural practice based in Detroit and New York. The group’s work engages issues of migration and democracy through political economy, urban design, architecture, exhibitions, and installation work.
Animate Lot is an idea-driven spatial design practice that brings together art, architecture, and computation.
Dan Choi is an architect, artist, real estate developer, and professor. Choi has worked for twelve years as an architect and developer, and is currently working on several projects investigating new potential strategies for design, marketing, acquisition, and financing. Choi is a professor at Columbia University’s Real Estate Development program.
City and Disaster
Established by architects Martin Kropac and Hana Petrik and in collaboration with the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, City and Disaster is a series of international workshops that addresses responses and advanced solutions for natural or man-made disasters in urban contexts.
f-architecture (alt: feminist-architecture collaborative) was founded by Gabrielle Printz, Virginia Black, and Rosana Elkhatib as an enterprise for architectural research. f-architecture aims to disentangle the contemporary spatial politics and technological appearances of bodies, intimately and globally.
Family, Playlab, + Pool
Columbia GSAPP alumnus Dong-Ping Wong is among the group of architects, designers, engineers, strategists, and scientists who are building the world's first water-filtering floating pool, + POOL, while developing other interdisciplinary projects.
Forrest Jessee has spent ten years researching the communication of architecture to the public. He situates his body of work between two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation and, through his passion for publishing books, strives to express architectural ideas in the materiality, layout, and design of publications.
Founded by Nikolay Martynov, Artem Kitaev, and Leonid Slonimskiy, KOSMOS is a research-driven architectural practice that addresses density and urban issues.
Poché Arts aims to reappropriate existing urban conditions through the insertion of art, architecture, and design works from emerging professionals and students. The organization will stage exhibitions featuring parallel and collaborative curation between different art and design disciplines, united by a common theme.
QSPACE is a platform for research projects by students and professionals working on queerness in the built environment, making questions of gender and sexuality visible to a field that has traditionally disavowed such questions.
Rebek is an architect whose work questions the relationship between museums and technology. She is using the GSAPP Incubator as a testing ground for models of collaboration between institutional structures and communities engaged in the research of novel digital techniques.
Dimitrios Spyropoulos is an independent architect whose current research aims to scrutinize the possibilities of how an automated mobile transportation network can affect the existing urban fabric and its potential for a more efficient, finely “orchestrated” city.
Untapped Cities is an online publication about urban discovery and exploration, unearthing the most surprising places in NYC and around the world, as well as a community of over 500 contributors that range from crowdsourced residents to experts in city building.
Ashley Simone is a photographer, designer, editor, and educator whose practice centers on architecture and visual communication. While at GSAPP Incubator she will continue her work in graphic design and photography of the urban and built environments.
The X-Lab is a cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice working on research and speculative projects in architecture and urbanism.
Xin Wang is Design Principal at DesXY, a design studio located in New York and Shanghai. Working from the socio-environmental theory of Urban Acupuncture, Wang explores how small-scale interventions can solve urban problems and transform the larger urban context through the design of strategic architecture.
Marty Wood is a writer, researcher, and curator who brings communities, methodologies, and ideas into contact. He is launching General Economy, a new multi-channel platform for critical conversations at the intersection of art, architecture, and urban spatial politics.