The Territorial City, an advanced studio taught by Neeraj Bhatia in the spring of 2019 will be part of the Global Studios Exhibition at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. Curated by Sanki Choe, the exhibition is organized into the themes of the Post-domestic City, Informal Aggregation, and Collective Infrastructure. The Urban Works Agency project will be featured in the Collective Infrastructure section, focussing on the implications of Highspeed Rail in California. More about the studio here.
Immerse yourself in the struggles of “Bartertown,” a game and fictional land that asks how new networks of care and sociability can emerge in a world without money. This event stages Bartertown as a life-size board game, in which players must brave disasters such as climate change, a stock market crash or even a divorce.
As an experiment in the cooperative production of knowledge within a designed framework –a co-drawing table–, this conference event invited participants to collaborate in The Continuous Campus, a drawing game that asked participants to consider future architectures of knowledge exchange.
The Urban Works Agency was thrilled to welcome Ashton Hamm, Alice Armstrong, and Meghan McAllister from the San Francisco Chapter of the Architecture Lobby at CCA to lead a workshop on workers’ housing in the Bay Area for students in the Experiments in Commoning Domestic Space studio
Janette Kim will present the In It Together [link to post] board game at the upcoming Congress of New Urbanism Conference with Gena Wirth and Richard Mullane.
Janette Kim will present the In It Together board game at the upcoming EDRA Conference at a panel titled “Resilient by Engagement” with N. Claire Napawan, Brett Snyder, Beth Ferguson and moderator Karen Kubey.
Claire Bonham-Carter of AECOM and Kris May of Silvestrum are bringing In It Together to the National Adaptation Forum in a workshop called “Engaging through gaming: Five games to further your adaptation goals” Link.
Join us for a game-night featuring works from women artists and architects from the Bay Area Now 8 exhibition, including board games designed by architecture-collective Urban Works Agency (UWA). Represented by collective member Janette Kim, they will feature five games set up in our Grand Lobby space with rotating guides to help you design, think, and then re-think what you know about cities.
Future Architecture is the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.
Janette Kim's work focuses on design and ecology in relationship to public representation, interest, and debate. Janette is assistant professor of architecture and co-director of the Urban Works Agency at California College of the Arts, and founding editor of ARPA Journal, a digital publication on applied research practices in architecture. To watch a very dark video of this lecture, please see link.
Joining the curation of painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed media artists in this eight iteration of the exhibit are four local firms that are thinking beyond buildings, parks, and homes to consider "how ideas surrounding civic engagement, personal identity, solutions for climate change, or waste allocation can manifest themselves within the work, and propel the practice forward," says YBCA's Martin Strickland, who curated this portion of the exhibition.
This exhibition was curated by the Urban Works Agency at the CCA Architecture Division. It features CCA’s contribution, both in graduate and undergraduate courses at CCA and in UWA’s research and design production, to the All Bay Collective team in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge.
The Community Alliance Awards honor the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership, and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.
Members of the All Bay Collective, an interdisciplinary design team that competed in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, will share their experiences aligning policy, finance and design to support equity as the foundation of climate resilience.
Known Unknowns: CCA Students Bianca Lin, Joshua Park, and Wilson Fung exhibited at AIA LA 2x8 Exhibition
You are invited to the opening reception of AIA LA's 2018 2x8 Exhibition, Interlaced, on Tuesday, May 22nd. The party is free and you are encouraged to attend to support our exhibiting CCA Students: Jinda Guo and Haonan Jia will be showing a Component Assemblies project (Architecture Advanced Studio, SP18); and Bianca Lin, Wilson Fung, and Joshua Park will be showing a Known Unknowns project
Known Unknowns: CCA Students Bianca Lin, Joshua Park, and Wilson Fung awarded AIA 2017-2018 COTE Top Ten for Students award.
We are very pleased to announce “Dead Ends Aren’t Dead” has been selected for the 2018 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Design Competition. Project by Bianca Lin, Joshua Park, and Wilson Fung for Janette Kim’s “Known Unknowns” studio and part of Urban Works Agency’s work for Resilient by Design with The All Bay Collective.
The Resilient by Design All Bay Collective and “The Estuary Commons” proposal by design team All Bay Collective (which included Urban Works Agency as a core member) have been in the news
UWA Associate Director Antje Steinmuller will participate in a panel discussion on housing and
gentrification in the Bay Area. The characters of the hilarious and smart new comedy series “The
North Pole” have ingenious solutions to rising rents and climate change, and so do the panelists
as they introduce a few sustainable public policies and innovative design solutions that are
poised to positively impact San Francisco and Oakland, and adaptable to other communities.
Please join the California College of the Arts Urban Works Agency and the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge for a panel discussion on housing and climate resilience. We’ll explore driving forces behind the Bay Area’s acute housing crisis, the potential impacts of climate change on housing, and opportunities to address overlapping risks of sea level rise and gentrification.
Merve Bedir is partner of Land and Civilization Compositions, and a phd candidate at Delft University of Technology. Merve is a facilitator of the Kitchen initiative in Gaziantep, Turkey, and she was the curator of uncommon river at One Architecture Week in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.