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Lecturer: Joyce Hwang, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo

Title: Design for the Collective

Date: Thursday, March 2

Time: 12:00 p.m., MT

Location: CU Denver Building, 2nd floor gallery

RSVP: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management

Lecture Description

How can we design for the more-than-human world? What are ways to include non-human species as architecture's intended inhabitants -- and even as stakeholders? The lecture will focus on Hwang's research and practice in multispecies design, and her more recent interdisciplinary collaborations.

About Joyce Hwang

Joyce Hwang is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and Founder of Ants of the Prairie, an office of architectural practice and research that focuses on confronting contemporary ecological conditions through creative means. For over a decade, Hwang has been developing a series of projects that incorporate wildlife habitats into constructed environments. She is a recipient of the Exhibit Columbus University Research Design Fellowship (2020-21), the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award (2014), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship (2013), the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Independent Project Grant (2013, 2008), and the MacDowell Fellowship (2016, 2011). Her work has been featured by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and exhibited at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Matadero Madrid, the Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Rotterdam International Architecture Biennale, among other venues. Hwang’s projects and writing have been featured in publications including Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, AV Proyectos, Azure Magazine, Biophilic Cities Journal, Bracket, Curbed, Elle Décor, Forbes, Good, Log, Metropolis Magazine, Next Nature, Praxis, Volume Magazine, and World Architects. She is a co-organizer of the Hive City Habitat Design Competition and a co-editor of Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice, published by Actar. Hwang is on the Steering Committee for US Architects Declare, serves as a Core Organizer for Dark Matter University, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE). Hwang is a registered architect in New York State, and has practiced professionally with offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Barcelona. She received a post-professional Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Bronze Medal.

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