Schedule / 9 March 2022
Talk → 4:15 pm
Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy (Design Earth) will be giving this talk virtually to a live audience. Seats are limited and are only open to VCUarts Qatar or Education city students, faculty, or alumni. In-person attendees must follow VCUarts Qatar guidelines related to COVID-19.
9th March 2022, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Upon Registration Only
DESIGN EARTH is an architectural research practice that deploys the speculative project to make public the climate crisis.
Founded by Rania Ghosn and El Hadi Jazairy, DESIGN EARTH is an architectural research practice that deploys the speculative project to make public the climate crisis. They are recipients of the NY Architectural League Prize (2016), ACSA Faculty Design Awards (2014; 2017), Boghossian Foundation Prize (2017), Jacques Rougerie Award, and other honors.
The work of DESIGN EARTH has been featured in numerous international exhibitions, including commissioned projects for Bauhaus Museum Dessau (2021), Venice Architecture Biennale (2021; 2018; 2016), Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (2017), Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016); as well as in shows at Milano Triennale, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Matadero Madrid; maat Lisbon; Sursock Museum, Beirut, and Times Museum, Guangzhou. Their project “After Oil” was acquired by New York Museum of Modern Art and exhibited in the New MoMA inaugural exhibition entitled “Energy”.
Ghosn and Jazairy are authors of Geographies of Trash (Actar 2015), Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (Actar 3rd ed. 2022 ), and The Planet After Geoengineering (2021). Their essays and projects are widely published in professional and scholarly press, including Domus magazine, Journal of Architectural Education, and New Geographies.
Rania Ghosn (Lebanon, b. 1977) is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a Doctor of Design Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
El Hadi Jazairy (Algeria, b. 1970) is an Associate Professor and Director of the Urban Design program at the University of Michigan. He holds a Doctor of Design Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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