This Thursday, April 23, Studio-X and Storefront for Art and Architecture will be hosting Iron Designer, an event based on the show “Iron Chef” that will put design students head to head in an ecologically-based competition. The event will be held in Raumlabor‘s Spacebuster pavilion (pictured above) at Pearl Street Triangle in DUMBO, Brooklyn and starts at 7 pm. Inhabitat will be covering the event, in fact — we’ve been asked to serve on their jury! We think it will be a fantastic and fun event so we hope you can join us on Thursday. Even if you can’t make it, be sure to check back with us as we’ll be covering the inventive ideas that the students come up with!
Participating students are all third-year Master’s of Architecture students at Columbia University, Parsons The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and CCNY.
Columbia University GSAPP
Kyung Jae Kim
Parsons The New School for Design
Hrolfur Karl Cela
ECOGRAM for DUMBO: Iron Designer is part of a series of events initiated at the Columbia GSAPP by Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. and Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Ph.D., to problematize the question of sustainability in architecture and architectural education. The first conference “Ecogram: The Sustainability Question” took place in October 2008. A second large-scale conference is planned for October 2009.