OfficeUS Mix n°8

Listen to the OfficeUS Mix for Global Citizenship + Cargo Cult by Palm Jockey.  

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“SUBALTERN URBANISM?”

Workshop with Professor Anupama Rao (Barnard College, Columbia University) & OfficeUS Housing Public Good research group Photo: Rehabilitation project in Dharavi Saturday, July 26th, 4-6PM (Venice, Italy) Please join us at the US Pavilion or through Glip Video and Google Hangouts     “Subaltern Urbanism?” will examine contemporary discourses and strategies around housing projects in a global context. We will touch on experimental self-building and self-funding initiatives; the role of the state in conditions of deregulated and informalized development; the privatized planning processes and financial speculations associated with these trends… What prototypes of “citizenship” do different housing models enact and (re)produce? What is the role of architecture –and architects– within these processes?   In preparation for the workshop, please read

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Guggenteim and/or the sheer explosion of eternity

The history of Finland extracted from the Guggenheim Helsinki Museum Competition Brief (***in no particular order) ***Poised on the northern edge of Europe, on the seam between East and West, Finland is a country with complex ancient origins, whose modern history reflects a constant tension between empires. Historically isolated from the rest of Europe and speaking a language wholly unrelated to Indo-European tongues, Finland has nonetheless come to embrace and embody European integration. Though located on challenging geopolitical terrain, Finnish creativity and ingenuity have generated a remarkable national success story. ***The ensuing decades were largely peaceful, and, for the most part, Finland thrived. A multiparty system was adopted and, to this day, it is common for the Finnish government to be composed

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Network Patents Tomato Ice-Cream

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As published in The Pittsburgh Press newspaper, Freaky Foods section (October 1981); and later republished in Synergetic Stew: Explorations on Dymaxion dining (1982). *Ingredients to celebrate Buckminster Fuller’s Open Source 119 Birthday: follow Buckminster Fuller’s own recipe for Tomato Ice Cream or this: 1.7 kg ripe tomatoes peeled, diced and made into jam with 200gr of sugar 6 dehydrated tomatoes cut in small bits 1 L fresh cream, 200 gr sugar, 6 yolks, 1 tbsp cornstarch, a bit of salt. heat the cream, mix in yolks and cook while stirring just until boiling point. **Mix everything together in your ice-cream maker. ***Find an open-source 3D model of a random geodesic dome circulating online, and 3D-print it. You can check: http://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com

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OfficeUS Interview with Peter Zellner

On 16 June 2014, as part of our special program for “Bodies and Architecture” at KCHUNG radio, I sat down with Peter Zellner to discuss a range of issues we are grappling with at OfficeUS… The resulting conversation turned out to be full of provocative ideas and proposals for how architecture can be thought and practiced today. Here’s the transcript of this thoroughly anti-nostalgic and anti-heroic talk: surely a sign of promise for the profession.     MS: I’m sitting in a small, very functional meeting room, at the headquarters of AECOM in Los Angeles where I just had a short but very intense tour with Peter Zellner, the Principal and Studio Design Leader for AECOM Southern California. Peter Zellner, who I know for a

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  1. • Sean Billy Kizy:
    2014-07-09 14:10:21
    Most important interview I've ready in a very long time. Brilliantly critical insight by Peter. From the beauty of the mundane to the importance of the regular, it boasts a critique of so many design blogs and fetishes with frills.

OUTPOSTS!

We’ve just announced the Outpost Offices who will be contributing to the project for the next 6 months. Check out the Team section of the site to see who they are.

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OfficeUS + KCHUNG Radio Broadcast

OfficeUS recently developed a one hour radio broadcast from Venice, Italy to Venice, California on KCHUNG radio 1630am in association with their participation in the Made in L.A., Hammer Museum’s Los Angeles Biennial exhibition. The partners collaborated on the recording and editing of a piece which originally aired Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 8pm. The program explored the relationship between architectural exports and radio broadcasting. Documenting, among other things, the nature of the musical export as a form of cultural transmission through a collection of original mixes overlaying parallel Venices, the strange alignment of architectural and surveillance grids in SOM’s 1968 US Chancellery Building in Moscow, the recent history “vanity height” radio antennae atop contemporary supertall towers and the mysterious

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OfficeUS to lead a workshop at W.A.Ve. 2014

OFFICEUS ISSUE: REPROGRAMING Workshop W.A.Ve. at IUAV, Venice, Italy, 30/06 – 17/06   OfficeUS, a global architecture practice dedicated to the investigation of global histories while mapping aspirations for the future, will teach its first architecture studio on Reprogramming within the context of Porto Marghera at the W.A.Ve. 2014 summer workshop. The workshop is part of the work developed within OfficeUS with its current headquarters at the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. The first studio to be taught by OfficeUS will be lead by one of the founders of OfficeUS, Eva Franch i Gilabert (Architect and Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York), and the 6 partners of OfficeUS: Arielle Assouline-Lichten, Cooking Sections: Daniel

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Venice >> Venice: OfficeUS + KCHUNG

Los Angeles friends! Tune in to a special OfficeUS radio broadcast from Venice, Italy to Venice California. Tuesday, June 17th at 8pm on KCHUNG radio, 1630am. Featuring: New mixes from Palm Jockey, Grids in Grids in Grids, Vanity Egg cooking tips, and The Thing Inside performed by J. Lalonde. Plus, a guest appearance by Peter Zellner of AECOM. Stream it live at: www.kchungradio.org

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