LAIDA AGUIRRE   [ COORDINATOR ]

IS AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER AND DIRECTOR OF STOCK-A-STUDIO. INTERESTED IN THE CIRCULATION OF MATERIALS AND COMMODITIES, THEIR RESEARCH FOCUSES ON THE WAY OUR BUILT ENVIRONMENT IS AFFECTED BY THE POLITICS OF AESTHETICS, LOGISTICS AND MEDIA. THEIR WORK CONCEIVES OF ARCHITECTURE AS A TEMPORARY ASSEMBLY OF MATERIALS IN SERVICE OF THE EVERYDAY EVENT. LAIDA IS CURRENTLY AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN’S TAUBMAN COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING, WHERE THEY WERE THE 2017-18 WILLIAM MUSCHENHEIM FELLOW. THEY HOLD A BA FROM NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND A MASTER’S OF ARCHITECTURE FROM CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC POMONA, WHERE THEY WERE AWARDED THE RICHARD NEUTRA AWARD FOR BEST GRADUATE THESIS. LAIDA’S RESEARCH AND DESIGN WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED AT STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE, MATERIALS & APPLICATIONS, MILAN ARCHITECTURE WEEK, A+D MUSEUM, BERLIN ART WEEK AND OYA IN OSLO, AND HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN E-FLUX, PIN-UP MAGAZINE, POOL AND ART PAPERS. CURRENTLY, THEY HAVE PROJECTS IN LOS ANGELES AND BERLIN.


DANIEL JACOBS

DANIEL JACOBS IS AN ARCHITECT AND EDUCATOR WHOSE WORK FOCUSES ON THE IDEOLOGICAL AND AESTHETIC IMPLICATIONS OF LABOR PRODUCTION IN ARCHITECTURAL PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE. HE CURRENTLY TEACHES AT TAUBMAN COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE + URBAN PLANNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AND IS INVOLVED IN ACTIVISM AROUND ISSUES OF LABOR PRODUCTION IN ARCHITECTURE INCLUDING MOST RECENTLY THE UN-WORKING WORKSHOP SERIES. JACOBS RECEIVED HIS MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE FROM YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND A B.S. IN ARCHITECTURE FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS WHERE HE WAS AWARDED THE FREDERICK WIDMANN PRIZE. JACOBS IS A LICENSED ARCHITECT IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND HAS PRACTICED AS AN ASSOCIATE AT SHOP ARCHITECTS WHERE HE WORKED ON PROJECTS THAT RANGE IN TYPOLOGY AND SCOPE, INCLUDING THE OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY COMPETITION, THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING, AND THE MIAMI INNOVATION DISTRICT MASTER PLAN, AMONG OTHERS. IN 2017, HE CO-FOUNDED THE DESIGN COLLABORATIVE HOME-OFFICE WITH BRITTANY UTTING.


STEVEN LAURITANO

STEVEN LAURITANO HAS SERVED AS A LECTURER AT TAUBMAN COLLEGE SINCE 2017 WHEN HE WAS NAMED THE WALTER B. SANDERS RESEARCH FELLOW. PRIOR TO JOINING THE COLLEGE, HE RECEIVED HIS DOCTORATE IN THE HISTORY OF ART FROM YALE UNIVERSITY AND HIS M.ARCH FROM THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE.

AS A THEORIST AND HISTORIAN, LAURITANO EXAMINES THE RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPS CONNECTING HISTORIOGRAPHY AND DESIGN. HIS RESEARCH INTERESTS INCLUDE HYBRID PRACTICES OF EIGHTEENTH- AND NINETEENTH-CENTURY ARCHITECT-ANTIQUARIANS, THE SURVIVAL OF ANTIQUARIAN METHODOLOGIES IN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN CULTURE, THE HISTORY OF BUILDING PRESERVATION AND THE HISTORY OF WORLD-ARCHITECTURAL-HISTORIES, FROM THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT. HIS CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT EXPLORES KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL’S EXPERIMENTAL WORK WITH ARCHITECTURAL REMAINS. THE BOOK ILLUMINATES SCHINKEL’S FASCINATION WITH RE-CONTEXTUALIZED REMNANTS OF ARCHITECTURE DURING A TIME WHEN BUILDINGS AND ARTWORKS WERE INCREASINGLY UPROOTED AND SCATTERED IN THE COURSE OF EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM.

LAURITANO WAS NAMED THE 2018 PANOFSKY FELLOW AT THE ZENTRALINSTITUT FÜR KUNSTGESCHICHTE AND HIS RESEARCH HAS RECEIVED PREVIOUS SUPPORT FROM THE GRAHAM FOUNDATION, THE BERLIN PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED GERMAN AND EUROPEAN STUDIES, THE KRESS FOUNDATION AND THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM, AMONG OTHERS. HIS ESSAYS AND TRANSLATIONS HAVE APPEARED IN PERSPECTA, PIDGIN MAGAZINE, 306090 BOOKS AND CIRCO.


SITUATION STUDIO  TAUBMAN COLLEGE  FACULTY: LAIDA AGUIRRE   DANIEL JACOBS  STEVEN LAURITANO    
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