FF – Distance Edition: AGENCY

The El Paso practice discusses its wide-ranging investigations of the US–Mexico Border, among other work.

December 11, 2020

Recorded on December 3, 2020.

The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work on the boards.

This fall and winter, the First Friday series is shifting to a new online format and day of the week: Thursday. Expanding our reach beyond New York City, each event explores design practices that operate in multiple roles—coupling architecture with initiatives including design advocacy, fabrication research, and community engagement.

In this video, the League visits AGENCY, a collaborative interdisciplinary practice engaging contemporary culture through architecture, urbanism, and advocacy. Partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller provide a tour of their workspace in Daniel Burnham’s El Paso Union Station and discuss projects including their 2019 book, Fronts: Military Urbanisms and the Developing World.

Following AGENCY’s lecture, MAS Studio director Iker Gil moderates a discussion with audience members.