CONTROL SYNTAX RIO by Farzin Lotfi-Jam and Mark Wasiuta

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Curators
Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Mark Wasiuta
Exhibition Design
Sharif Anous, Farzin Lotfi-Jam, Mark Wasiuta
Graphic Design
MTWTF
Exhibition Design and Production Assistance
Florencia Alvarez, Javier Bidot-Betancourt, John Dwyer, Jennifer Komorowski, Chelsea Meyer, Jacqui Robbins, Miranda Römer, Augustine Savage, Jen Wood
Collaborators
Sound Design.- Sonic Platforms (Michael Christopher, Max Lauter) Film Voiceover.- Louise Dreier Field Recordings.- Marco Pavão Videography.- Terry Barentsen
Production
Team Het Nieuwe Instituut This project has been made possible through the initiative and leadership of the teams at HNI, led by Guus Beumer (Artistic Director) and Marina Otero Verzier (Head of Research), and at Storefront, led by Eva Franch (Chief Curator and Executive Director).

Farzin Lotfi-Jam. Farzin Farzin

Farzin Farzin (Farzin Lotfi-Jam) investigates the means by which objects, sites and systems acquire cultural value and examines the representation of value in architectural form. In what unexpected ways might architecture engage questions of history, preservation, and political contingency? Can a method of intervention in these matters be learned from the hairy logic of computational processes?  The studio addresses these questions through the design of spaces, software, and media.

Farzin Farzin was founded in 2008 by Farzin Lotfi-Jam. Lotfi-Jam (b. 1984, Tehran) is an adjunct professor in architecture at Columbia University, and holds advanced degrees from Columbia University and RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. He is a 2015-2017 Fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and was a 2013-2014 Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan.

Mark Wasiuta

Mark Wasiuta is Co-Director of the MS degree program Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia GSAPP. Over the last decade, as Director of Exhibitions at GSAPP, he has developed a body of research and archival exhibitions that focus on under-examined practices of the postwar period. Recent exhibitions, produced with various collaborators, include “Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation,” “Environmental Communications: Contact High,” “Information Fall-Out: Buckminster Fuller’s World Game,” and “Les Levine: Bio-Tech Rehearsals 1967-1973.” His work has appeared at the Graham Foundation, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and elsewhere. He directs Collecting Architecture Territories, a multi-year research program that analyses global art institutions that have emerged from private collections. Wasiuta is recipient of recent grants from the Asian Cultural Council, the Graham Foundation, and NYSCA.

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