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Call for Applicants | Border Insecurities Summer Workshop

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION We are pleased to announce the inaugural Border Insecurities Summer Workshop, sponsored by the TTU College of Architecture. We seek students from a diverse range of disciplines, including architecture, art, geography, political science and economics to study, question, and design for emerging conceptions of public space in the borderlands. Workshop participants will engage…

Binational Crowd Control

In honor of Pope Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juarez (MX), AGENCY has taken a closer look at the way the binational region is manipulating traffic to accommodate the masses of expected visitors on both sides of the international divide. The impact of the papal visit provides insight into the temporary repurcussions of globalized power structures…

Cameron Visiting Architects

Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller have been selected as this year’s Cameron Visiting Architects at Middlebury College in Vermont. Kripa and Mueller will present a lecture and exhibit of their work, lead students on a two-day workshop, and visit with students throughout the school during their stay in February 2016. Other recent Cameron Visiting Architects…

AGENCY at Hong-Kong/Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale

AGENCY will exhibit new work in the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen this December, the world’s only biennale dedicated exclusively to the themes of urbanism and urbanization. AGENCY presents STEREOTYPES, an exhibit of three near-future urban scenarios which extrapolate the contemporary collapse of military and domestic space to imagine new potentials…

AGENCY Directs Students in Flash Installation

AGENCY Principals Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller worked with students at TTU-El Paso to realize Flash Installation, a temporary event space occupying an underused transit canopy near the El Paso / Ciudad Juarez border.  Students spent one day prepping and installing the barrels for a one-night-only event.   Read more about the project on the…

AGENCY Moves to the Border

AGENCY has moved to the El Paso / Ciudad Juarez border! Listen to AGENCY Principal Ersela Kripa discuss our current work and research initiatives in this dynamic binational region, on NPR’s State of the Arts. Kripa gives details on our work in this ‘highly porous’ border metroplex, including our new positions as faculty in the…

‘Cloudspace’ Opening in NYC

AGENCY’s ‘Cloudspace’ opened this week at Jill Newhouse Gallery, as part of Wendy Mark‘s show entitled ‘Beginning With Square One’.  The custom-fabricated installation was displayed alongside a collection of new work by the artist, including several monotypes of clouds and dots evocative of miniature landscapes, which provided both intellectual and visual ‘source material’ for the wall-sized optical device….

Cloudspace Prototype

AGENCY has completed a prototype panel for their upcoming ‘Cloudspace‘ installation, which goes into final production this week.  The final piece will be shown at the October 1st opening of ‘Wendy Mark : Beginning at Square One” at Jill Newhouse Gallery in New York.  The custom-fabricated full-scale prototype is CNC-milled from MDF to accept inlaid…

AGENCY Named Finalist in Wynwood Gateway Competition

AGENCY has been selected as a finalist in the Wynwood Gateway Park competition sponsored by Dawntown Miami. AGENCY is one of eleven design studios selected from a pool of over 230 applicants worldwide who have been asked to submit their proposals to design an urban park and garden in Miami to provide a vibrant community…

Urban Operations in Italy

AGENCY Principal Ersela Kripa will direct nineteen students from the NJIT architecture program in the Siena Studio, the New Jersey School of Architecture‘s study abroad program for graduate and undergraduate architecture and design students. This is Kripa’s second year directing the program, which has met with considerable success in past years, with student work being exhibited…