2018 11 14 Jesse Reiser
From Daniel Dugan on November 19th, 2018
Projects and Their Consequences
Jesse Reiser is a principal of RUR Architecture DPC in New York and a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University. Founded with Nanako Umemoto, Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary design firm, which has built projects at a wide range of scales: from furniture design, to residential and commercial structures, up to the scale of landscape, urban design, and infrastructure.
Reiser will give an account of a series of ongoing projects in the office from conception to realization, and present a manifesto of sorts, as he delves into the complex interrelationships their architecture weaves between technology, expression, and politics in the context of the ‘nowhere place’ of the global city. He will propose an alternate understanding of the architectural project as it spans across firms or subsists within one firm’s oeuvre. The lecture will examine the firm’s two ongoing projects in Taiwan: the Taipei Pop Music Center and the Kaohsiung Port Terminal.