May 27, 2021
Art Talk, Exhibition Programming
Colleagues Nicola López and Noah Chasin join us for an evening on Zoom as they discuss their experiences at the intersection of art, urbanism, and architecture.
Ms. López will share about her artistic process and dive deeper into how she engages urban structures and architectural imagery to reimagine our contemporary, human-built landscape as well as its relationship to non-human nature.
Mr. Chasin will speak to his work in urbanism and human rights as he introduces questions on how citizenship and access are adjudicated in urban social networks.
We hope you’ll join us Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. for an Art Talk over Zoom for this engaging conversation designed to prompt us all to better consider the future we are building. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Born in Santa Fe, NM, Nicola López lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches at Columbia University in New York City. Through her work in installation, drawing and printmaking, López describes and reconfigures our contemporary—primarily urban—landscape. Her focus on describing ‘place’ stems from an interest in urban planning, architecture and anthropology and it has been fueled by time spent working and traveling in different landscapes. López has received support for her work through a NYFA Fellowship and a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, among others. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, at museums including MoMA – NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City and the Denver Art Museum. It has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Chazen Museum of Art (Madison, WI) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. López’s site-specific work “Un-building Things” is currently on view the Balcony Lounge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.
Noah Chasin is Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture in the Urban Design program at Columbia GSAPP. He received his Ph.D. in Architectural and Urban History from the CUNY Graduate Center and is a historian/critic/theorist with a specific emphasis on the relationship between urban design/planning and human rights. His teaching, research, and writing center on issues of human rights in zones of urban conflict, questioning the ways in which citizenship and access are adjudicated in urban social networks.
Chasin has taught at Bard College, Cornell, Barnard, RISD, and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School. His critical writing has appeared in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, ArtForum, and Journal of Architectural Education, among many others. He was formerly architecture critic for Time Out New York, and was featured in the urban design documentary Urbanized, directed by Gary Hustwit.
In addition to his role in the M.S. AUD faculty, he is affiliated faculty at Columbia´s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He is also Executive Editor for publications at The Drawing Center, NYC.