Encounters with Arakawa and Madeline Gins

Conference at Columbia University's Avery Hall 1pm Friday, March 30 2018

A half-day conference on the occasion of the opening of the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery exhibition Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient. The event convenes architects, artists, historians and writers to offer fresh interpretations of Arakawa and Gins’ work and theories in the context of contemporary practices and scholarship.

Time: 1PM

Date: Friday March 30, 2018

Wood Auditorium
Avery Hall
Columbia University
1172 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

For more information please visit: www.arch.columbia.edu


Among the conference participants are:

Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia GSAPP and co-founder of WORKac;
Adrienne Hart, Artistic Director/Choreographer of Neon Dance (London), who is developing a new dance piece that draws on the life and work of Arakawa and Gins;
Momoyo Homma (Tokyo), Director Arakawa + Gins Tokyo Office (Coordinologist, Inc.);
Lucy Ives (New York), an author who is currently editing a collection of writings by Gins;
Andrés Jaque (Madrid/New York), founder of Office for Political Innovation;
Ed Keller (New York), Assoc Prof of Design Strategies & Director of the Center for Tranformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design;
Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman (Chicago/New York), founders of architectural and design office Norman Kelley and exhibition designers of Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient;
Léopold Lambert (Paris), The Funambulist editor and architect, who has written extensively on Arakawa and Gins’ partnership and worked closely with Gins in her later years;
Spyros Papapetros (New York), Associate Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton University;
Julian Rose (New York), formlessfinder;
Jenna Sutela (Berlin), Visual Artist;
Miwako Tezuka (New York), art historian who is Consulting Curator at Reversible Destiny Foundation/Estate of Madeline Gins;
Troy Conrad Therrien (New York), Curator, Architecture and Digital Initiatives, Guggenheim Museum


Organized by Columbia GSAPP Exhibitions.
Free and open to the public.


The exhibition Arakawa and Madeline Gins: Eternal Gradient is on view from March 30 – June 16 2018 at Columbia GSAPP’s Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery.

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm

Portrait of Arakawa and Madeline Gins, Office 124 West Houston Street, New York, 2000, photographed by Dimitris Yeros