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Constructing Practice
Columbia University, GSAPP, New York. November 17, 2017

Organized by Professor Juan Herreros the symposium hosts 15 international firms to discuss their respective contexts, ambitions, and influences relevant to their founding and early years, followed by joint discussions on their experiences and strategies.

Constructing Practice traces the narratives of 15 firms from around the globe that were established within the past 10 years. The daylong symposium features case studies and dialogues on designing, establishing, and maintaining a practice. The speakers reflect various approaches in responding to particular regional conditions and the expanding definition of architecture. The 15 firms participating in Constructing Practices are:

Max Nuñez (MSAAD '10), Santiago, Chile
O-office Architects, Guanzhou, China
Macias-Peredo, Guadalajara, Mexico
Case Design, Mumbai, India
TERRAIN architects, Tokyo, Japan
Zeller & Moye, Mexico City/Berlin
Welcome Projects, Los Angeles, USA
GRAU, Paris, France
MAIO, Barcelona, Spain
Local Studio, Johannesburg, South Africa
Ramos Castellano, Mindelo, Cape Verde
People’s Architecture Office, Beijing, China
Bruther, Paris, France
Something Fantastic, Berlin, Germany
Ultramoderne, Providence, USA