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WORKSHOP. Kadambari Baxi

Time: 4 pm–6 pm
Place: The Studio, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s (Konstnärsnämnden) Maria Skolgata 83, Stockholm
Who Builds Your Architecture? – on the effects of globalization on architecture labour.

Join the workshop and presentation, which aims at discussing issues around migrant labour and reexamining ethics, technology, and activism in the discourse and practice of architecture.

Kadambari Baxi is an architect and educator based in New York. She is Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture at Barnard + Columbia Architecture at Columbia University. Her current work focuses on media, culture and social relations in architectural, design and urban contexts: recent projects include an audio-visual montage titled Two Cities/Three Futures: Architectural Transcripts, revisiting CST Station in Mumbai and Ground Zero in New York; Triptych-Apps, electronic interfaces for trans-lingual play; Citizenship by Design, a series of exhibitions on international passports. She is the co-author (with Reinhold Martin) of Multi-National City: Architectural Itineraries (Actar, 2007), and Entropia (Black Dog Publishing, 2001). www.kbaxi.net
Recently, Baxi co-founded WBYA? with Mabel Wilson: an interdisciplinary advocacy group that works to educate architects and allied collaborators on the effects of globalisation on architecture labour. Armed with one question: “Who Builds Your Architecture?” the group promotes fair labour practices at building sites worldwide while re-examining ethics, technology, education and activism in the discourse and practice of architecture. Through panels, workshops, exhibitions and a guide-book (in progress) WBYA? is exploring recent issues around migrant labour and global building projects. WBYA? exhibits in the forthcoming Istanbul Design Biennial, curated by Zoe Ryan, November 2014.

RSVP
Please  RSVP by September 19th to ae@iaspis.se, please write “Baxi Workshop” in the subject field.
Expert visits
Baxi is invited to Sweden as part of the International Visiting Expert Programme for Applied Arts by Iaspis, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Applied and Visual Artists. She will be meeting professionals in the fields of design, crafts and architecture during her stay.

 

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