Columbia organizes conference on firms dealing with global conflicts

Library and community center in Dandaji, Niger, by atelier masōmī and Studio Chahar (James Wang)

Columbia University‘s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is holding a day-long conference next Friday, March 29, that will bring together young practices from around the world to discuss their work dealing with global conflicts.

Organized by Juan Herreros of estudio Herreros, Constructing (Engaged) Practice comprises four discussions that bring together three practices from Niger, Vietnam, Mexico, and a variety of other countries. The panel discussions will be themed around “Sustainability,” “Technology,” “Politics,” and “Theory,” and will look at “the need for young architects to adopt critical positions on today’s political and environmental challenges and to develop an expanded definition of the field,” according to the event’s organizers.

The event is free and open to the public and will also be live-streamed online.

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