The Center for Architecture
In order to train professionals to design new kinds of built environments in the rapidly changing world, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) students and faculty are engaging with and learning from all the transformative regions around the globe – East Asia, South Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. LIVE FEED: Middle East Collaborations 2005 – 2012 offers a survey of GSAPP’s engagement in the region. All of the school’s disciplines – architectural design, historic preservation, real estate development, and urban planning – have led radical research and educational experiments. Through partnerships with international colleagues in the professional, academic, artistic, nonprofit, public, and private realms, GSAPP has developed architectural design studios and workshops, city planning processes, engaged historic preservation projects, and urban planning studios in Afghanistan, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition highlights 21 projects from seven cities.
For this exhibition Handwerk managed a team of twelve students under the authority of the Office of Global Network Programming at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. The work included collecting, curating, designing, and installing the travel material as video, designing the overall gallery layout, and producing all graphics.