urban research art, technology and urban life

Geoff Manaugh and Mary Mattingly

What if mobile, self-sufficient living units were the building blocks for future cities? In a time when growing urban populations are faced with environmental, political, and economic instability, and when human and societal dislocation and relocation increasingly erode stable notions of dwelling, Eyebeam Fellow Mary Mattingly’s Flock House project represents a group of migratory, sculptural living systems built collaboratively from reclaimed materials that merge with preexisting urban infrastructure.

Join us for a conversation between Mary and Geoff Manaugh, author of the architecture blog BLDG BLOG and director of Studio-X NYC, the founding node in Columbia University’s network of advanced research laboratories exploring the future of cities. Together with his partner Nicola Twiley, he is currently conducting a design studio at Columbia GSAPP on the City of Mobile Services.

Moderated by Mark Shepard.

The Urban Research Group conversation series aims to address the underlying issues, ideas and interests that drive the research of its current fellows.


 Audio recording coming soon.

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