Future Cities Lab lecture

A League Prize talk by Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno.

February 16, 2012

Recorded on June 15, 2011.

The League Prize, an annual competition that asks young designers to respond to a given theme, has marked an important milestone in many architects’ careers since it was established in 1981. Winners showcase their work through a lecture series and exhibition.

Future Cities Lab won a 2011 award.

Future Cities Lab is an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California, and Athens, Greece. Design principals Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of projects exploring the intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems, and public space.

Most recently, they were the 2008–09 Muschenheim and Oberdick Fellows at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, as well as the 2009 New York Prize Fellows at the Van Alen Institute in New York City. They also exhibited work at the 2009–10 Hong Kong/Shenzhen Biennale, the Extension Gallery in Chicago, and the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.

Jason Kelly Johnson received his MArch from Princeton University and his BS from the University of Virginia.

Nataly Gattegno received her MArch from Princeton University and a MA from Cambridge University.

The designers currently teach at California College of the Arts and the University of California, Berkeley, and have taught at workshops including the Architectural Association Global Summer Program Biodynamic Structures and Hydra-Cities Lab in Athens, Greece.


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