In conjunction with the New Practices New York exhibition, the AIANY New Practices Committee is hosting a series of salon-style programs featuring the six winners of the competition's last cycle. New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as New York City’s preeminent platform to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. Each event in the series will feature a stimulating conversation between the firm principals and an invited architect or critic, highlighting the range of work and approaches to practice among the winners.
BRANDT : HAFERD
About the Firm:
BRANDT : HAFERD is reflective by nature—a young practice whose work began with the design of interactive public installations across New York City. The firm is committed to new forms of civic and client engagement, to inventing ways of being together, and to expanding its territory in search of new audiences for design. Identity is a persistent theme in the firm’s work. Feminist, black, queer, and parallel approaches to practice imbue their work and provide a critical lens. BRANDT : HAFERD describes its scrappy use of digital and analog tools in urban sites as “guerilla research” exploring imaginative re-toolings of POPS and low-density and underutilized lots. Co-production, collective drawing, and exchange are meaningful to the aesthetic and ethos of the practice. An interest in scale, the land, and regional architecture continues to bridge the studio’s practice and teaching. Who has access, and how sharing can lead to health, are motivators when they re-think co-living, intergenerational exchange, and even representation.
More Events in This Series:
Wednesday, 11/16, 6:30–8pm: New Affiliates
Wednesday, 11/30, 6:30–8pm: GRT Architects
Friday, 12/2, 6:30–8pm: Citygroup
Tuesday, 12/6, 6:30–8pm: Bryony Roberts Studio
Thursday, 2/1, 6:30–8pm: ANY
Wednesday, 1/12, 6:30–8pm: BRANDT : HAFERD
This event is offered in person; COVID-19 vaccinations and face masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.
AIANY New Practices Committee