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The cover of Andrew Witt's book Formulations
3/26/22, 12pm - 2pm
Center for Architecture

Join author Andrew Witt to launch his new Writing Architecture Series book, Formulations, an examination of the intersections between architecture and mathematics and of architecture’s encounters with calculational systems. In Formulations, Witt argues that architecture has adapted not only the shapes and surfaces of mathematics but also the field’s values and epistemic ideals. The launch will include presentations by the author as well as the series graphic designer Ben Ferhman-Lee, followed by a discussion with the series editor Cynthia Davidson and interlocutors Sean Canty, Esther Choi, and Cameron Wu.

Sean Canty, Assitant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Founding Principal, Office III
Esther Choi AIA, Adjunct Associate Professor, The Cooper Union; Lecturer, Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design
Cynthia Davidson AIA, Editor, Writing Architecture Series 
Ben Fehrman-Lee, Graphic Designer
Andrew Witt, Associate Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Co-founder, Certain Measures
Cameron Wu, Assistant Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture

About the Speakers:

Sean Canty is assistant professor of architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the founder of Studio Sean Canty, an architecture practice based in Cambridge. He is also a founding principal of Office III, an experimental architectural collective in New York, San Francisco, and Cambridge.

Esther Choi is a multidisciplinary artist and architectural historian whose work explores issues related to identity and worldmaking across the fields of art, architecture, and the life sciences. She is adjunct associate professor at The Cooper Union and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design.

Cynthia Davidson is editor of the Writing Architecture Series, published by MIT Press. She is also the editor of Log.

Ben Fehrman-Lee is a graphic designer working between Denver and New York, developing projects with individuals and institutions for culture and commerce. He maintains an independent practice focused on editorial and typographic projects across media.

Andrew Witt is associate professor in practice of architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and co-founder of Certain Measures, a design and technology studio based in Berlin and Boston.

Cameron Wu is assistant professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture. His practice engages with formal analysis, research, and design with developable and ruled surface geometries.

This event is offered in person; proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (for attendees ages 5 and up) with photo ID for adults is required to attend. Face masks are required for visitors ages 2-5, and optional for those vaccinated. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.  

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Center for Architecture
The cover of Andrew Witt's book Formulations
3/26/22, 12pm - 2pm
Center for Architecture
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