Please join us on Thursday, November 10 for our first New Talks, with short lectures by John Bruce, Robert Kirkbride, and Soyoung Yoon.
This event will take place at 66 West 12th Street, Klein Conference Room 510 from 12:30pm-2:00pm. Lunch will be served. RSVPs are encouraged.
John Bruce is a filmmaker, design strategist, and educator. He is co-founder of the strategy firm Forward Mapworks, as well as the architecture and design firm super-interesting! He earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Strategic Design at Parsons School of Design, and is President of the Board of Trustees at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. He was a Fellow (2015/16) at the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography, and Social Thought at The New School. An installation of his project End of Life, with collaborator Paweł Wojtasik, was exhibited in September 2016 in Los Angeles by Equitable Vitrines; and the feature film End of Life will premiere in 2017. End of Life is the product of four years spent by Wojtasik and Bruce with five individuals at various stages in the process of dying. In preparation for this project, the filmmakers trained to be end-of-life doulas and documented hundreds of hours of interactions with their subjects, two of whom are still living.
Robert Kirkbride is Dean of Parsons School of Constructed Environments and Associate Professor of Architecture and Product Design. Dr. Kirkbride also directs studio ‘patafisico and is Spokesperson and a founding Trustee for PreservationWorks, a non-profit organization for the adaptive reuse of Kirkbride Plan Hospitals. He is fond of forms of knowledge and know-how that don’t quite fit; things that have been lost or overlooked, including everyday habits and their impressions on the built environment. Robert designed the Morbid Anatomy Museum, in Brooklyn, NY, with collaborator Anthony Cohn, and authored the award-winning multimedia online book, Architecture and Memory, which focuses on two Renaissance memory chambers. Kirkbride has been a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and architect-in-residence at the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy. He recently received the University Distinguished Teaching Award at The New School. Dr. Kirkbride established the Giuseppe Zambonini Archive at the Kellen Design Archives, and is an ongoing contributor to Memory Studies. Robert received his Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture from McGill University, and a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Design of the Environment from the University of Pennsylvania.
Soyoung Yoon is Program Director and Assistant Professor of Art History & Visual Studies at the Department of the Arts, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School. She is also a Visiting Faculty at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program [ISP]. In 2015-6, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pembroke Center at Brown University, under the annual theme of “Fatigue,” the first installation in a five-year series on “War.” Yoon received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, and holds a B.A. from Seoul National University. Yoon is at work on two book projects: Walkie Talkie, regarding the rise of cinéma vérité amidst the struggles for decolonization and new techniques of policing; and Miss Vietnam: The Work of Art in the Age of Techno-war, a project on feminist mediation, which reframes technological reproducibility via the framework of reproductive labor.