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2023 Spring Lecture Series: Quilian Riano

Spatial Processes for Expanding Bodies


Quilian Riano.
Quilian Riano, Interim Dean, Pratt Institute and Lead Designer, DSGN AGNC

Date

February 15, 2023

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

Cascieri Hall

For More Info

communications@the-bac.edu

Cost

FREE

Categories

Events   Lecture  

Join us in person in Cascieri Hall
or on Zoom

Meeting ID: 956 5992 1752
Passcode: 207236

This lecture will review work that looks at how communal games, defined as processes with loose rules for others to negotiate, interpret, and execute as they see fit, can supplement other design tools to broaden the socio-spatial imagination and conversation.

Join us in person in Cascieri Hall or on Zoom.

Quilian Riano is the Interim Dean of Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, working across the school’s architecture, landscape, urban design, planning, and management programs. Quilian also serves as the Vice President for Architecture of the Architectural League of New York.

Quilian founded and leads DSGN AGNC, a design studio exploring new forms of political design, processes, and engagements through architecture, urbanism, landscapes, and art. Quilian/DSGN AGNC’s design work has been featured at the Venice Biennale, Queens Museum of Art, Harvard University, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The New Museum, the Center for Architecture, and the Architectural League of New York, among others. Quilian has won awards from the Vilcek Foundation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University, The Boston Society of Architects, and the University of Florida. Quilian has received fellowships from the Design Trust for Public Space, Institute for Public Architecture, and the J. Max Bond Center for the Just City at CUNY, among others.

ICA Commonwealth Resiliency Garden Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary, Virginia Commonwealth University  Richmond, VA. Art project by Duron Chavis (Artist and Food Activist) and designed by Quilian Riano (DSGN AGNC) Built in 2020. Photo by David Hale, VCU ICA.
ICA Commonwealth Resiliency Garden Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA. Art project by Duron Chavis (Artist and Food Activist) and designed by Quilian Riano (DSGN AGNC) Built in 2020. Photo by David Hale, VCU ICA.

Over the last few decades, Quilian has taught studios in architecture, urban design, art, and transdisciplinary design at Harvard University, Columbia University, Carleton University, Parsons The New School of Design, The Pratt Institute, Syracuse University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, the City College of New York, and Kent State University. Quilian is an initiator and core member of Dark Matter University, a democratic network committed to creating new forms of knowledge and knowledge production, institutions, collectivity, practice, design, and community culture. Quilian holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Florida.

Corona Plaza Engagement Process Comprehensive urban landscape community engagement, research, and public space design project in North Corona, Queens.
Corona Plaza Engagement Process Comprehensive urban landscape community engagement, research, and public space design project in North Corona, Queens. Photo by Quilian Riano.

Date

February 15, 2023

Time

6:00 p.m.

Location

Cascieri Hall

For More Info

communications@the-bac.edu

Cost

FREE

Categories

Events   Lecture  

Join us in person in Cascieri Hall
or on Zoom

Meeting ID: 956 5992 1752
Passcode: 207236