Expanding Modes of Practice: Interboro
June 11, 2020
“Expanding modes of practice suggest that the center of architecture is shifting and cannot hold. They are also an invitation to think differently, a chance to reask the questions that haunted the 20th century: How to find shared realities? How to gather knowledge? How to practice?”
—Bryony Roberts, Log 48
Update: In acknowledgment of the unfolding events of this week—a time of action and reflection for all of us—The Architectural League has rescheduled this event, originally planned for Friday, June 5, to Thursday, June 11 at 7pm.
The League and Log journal present a series of monthly Friday night conversations based on the recently published Log 48: Expanding Modes of Practice. Moderated by Bryony Roberts, guest editor of the issue, these online discussions bring together architects and designers whose work harnesses multiple modes of practice, exemplifying a “slipperiness” between fields. An online replacement for the insider’s view provided by the League’s First Friday programs, these informed but informal conversations are followed by a Q&A with attendees.
For the third event of this series, Georgeen Theodore, Daniel D’Oca, and Tobias Armborst, principals and co-founders of Interboro Partners, will discuss their integrative architecture, urban design, and planning practice to address some of the issues raised in Log 48. The conversation will focus on methods for community engagement in small- to large-scale projects, tools for acquiring on-the-ground knowledge, the role of narrative in their work, and beyond.
Interboro is an architecture, urban design, and planning firm based in Brooklyn, New York, and Detroit, Michigan. As experts in public space design and community engagement, Interboro works on a variety of scales, from the building and neighborhood to the city and region. Their clients include federal and local government agencies, cultural institutions, universities, and private developers.
Bryony Roberts leads the New York design and research practice Bryony Roberts Studio and teaches architecture and historic preservation at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. She was the guest editor of Log 48: Expanding Modes of Practice.
Founded in 2003, Log is an independent journal of critical observations on architecture and the contemporary city.
This program is a partnership between The Architectural League and Log.