You are invited to a lecture by Christoph a. Kumpusch, The Theory of Everything – The Practice of One Thing
- Thursday 12th March 2015 > 6.30pm
- Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]
- The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series
Christoph a. Kumpusch is a New York-based architect and the principal ofC.a.K LAB and Productions. He is the director of Forward Slash (/), a multidisciplinary and experimental group, Co-Founder of Mutating-Cities.global and the CEO of a-IM / Architecture in Motion.
Within these domains, the office investigates technology and material effects on form and tectonics. It grounds such work in a concentrated research program focused on architectural details and the spawning of new building from the smallest parts outward. A theoretical project runs parallel to this work, identifying historical and cultural contexts triggered by detail innovation. The office is both a design and publishing outfit, producing a number of essays, books, exhibitions, podcasts, and films.
Kumpusch holds a Ph.D. in Architecture and Technology from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. He is a Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in New York. The recently completed Light Pavilion at the Sliced Porosity Block by Steven Holl Architects in Chengdu, China, is one of several projects in over a decade of collaboration between Kumpusch and Lebbeus Woods.