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Tactical Urbanisms Exhibit

Work from AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller’s ‘Tactical Urbanisms’ seminar is now on display in Givens Hall, Washington University in St. Louis. COURSE DESCRIPTION Over half of the world’s population is now living in cities. Another half of the world is living in poverty. Urban slums and informal developments account for a growing,…

Soak It Up! Design Competition Finalists

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller are part of an interdisciplinary team chosen as finalists in Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up!, a nationwide design competition to revitalize urban neighborhoods with green stormwater infrastructure. Finalists were selected by an expert jury representing leaders in architecture and urban design, civil engineering, hydrology, landscape architecture, economic and…

Urbanism(s) | Sustainable Cities for One Planet

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller will present at Urbanism(s)-Sustainable Cities for One Planet, a symposium presented by Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, this Friday, November 9th.  AGENCY will present a lecture entitled “Inhabiting the Margin – A Social History of Informality”, as part of the Social Cities session, beginning at 3:30 pm….

Skyfill Land Art Generator

View AGENCY’s submission to the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2012 Competition below on the AGENCY blog and on the competition website. The organizers of the competition describe the objectives: The Land Art Generator Initiative brings together artists, architects, scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and others in a first of its kind collaboration. The goal of the Land Art…

AGENCY Lecture at Temple University

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller will present a lecture of their recent work at Tyler School of Architecture at Temple University on February 22, 2012.  The lecture begins at 6pm in the Gallery of the Architecture Building, 2001 N 13th Street.  Stay tuned to the AGENCY blog for more details.

[global] Crisis & Design

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller are contributors to a new publication by editor Changhak Choi.  Their essay, entitled Critical Conditioning | Managing Design in the Crisis Imaginary explores new roles for architects in the realm of crisis response. From the publication and event organizers: “[global] Crisis & Design ver.1.0: Living in the Crisis…

eme3 2011 Exhibit Catalog

View AGENCY’s contribution to the eme3 2011 Exhibition Catalog online here.  An excerpt from the text, entitled “Hackable Infrastructures”, is copied below. ‘Metropolitan Rome is a vibrant and dynamic collision of the pressures of globalization, urbanization, and migration. With the influx of populations escaping recent political conflicts, and the continued development of long-existing communities outside…

AGENCY profile on Public Interest Design

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller are featured this week on Public Interest Design.

AGENCY featured as ARCHITECT Magazine’s Emerging Talent

AGENCY partners Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller are featured in ARCHITECT Magazine’s Emerging Talent.  Mimi Zeiger describes the partners’ project as fellows at the American Academy in Rome: “It would be wrong to think that 2010 Rome Prize winners Ersela Kripa…and Stephen Mueller…have spent their time at the American Academy in Rome holed up on…

AGENCY at PKN Roma

AGENCY will present at Pecha Kucha Night Roma, Sunday June 19. The event will feature several short format presentations from artists, architects, and designers, including: Startt (architects) Insula (architects) Ersela Kripa + Stephen Mueller / AGENCY (architects) Freddy Ventriglia (graphic) Marta Gargiulo + Mondo Bizzarro “Street art Diary” edizioni Castelvecchia Allaboutpaula (designers) Orizzontale (architects, designers)…