Philadelphia Museum of Art

Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey
Co-organized with Kathryn B. Hiesinger, The J. Mahlon Buck, Jr. Family Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700
February 3 – September 8, 2018

From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation—and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum’s surprising collection of vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters and a series of powerful images of Martin Luther King Jr.

Selected press: BBC World News, ArtDaily, Courier Post Online, Philly Style Magazine, 1st Dibs

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018. Photo by Tim Tiebout.


Research, Interpretation, Administrative Support

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Design for Different Futures
October 2019 - March 2020
Traveling to Walker Arts Center (2020) and Art Institute of Chicago (2021)

Imagining possible futures has always been part of the human condition. For designers and architects it is an inherent part of their practice, enabling them, and in turn us, to grapple with urgent issues effecting society and to create concrete and whimsical visions that profoundly shape how we imagine, hope for, and realize different futures, some near, some far. Design helps us grapple with what is happening right now, as well as with what’s on the horizon. It implicates us in our future and gives us tools to allow our imaginations to take flight, but also emphasizes imbalances and weaknesses so that we might better shape and change our current lived experiences. Through 100 designs from the conceptual to the practical and defined expansively from wearable objects to urban infrastructure, this exhibition engages design, science, and technology and grapples with human needs, desires, and fears. From lab grown organs and robotic companions to smart cities, nationwide literacy projects, and outer space tourism, the projects included range from the practical to the conceptual, allowing us to synthesize the unimaginable with the incremental, and the iterative with the apocalyptic. Join us as we comprehend the possible, debate the inevitable, dream the unreachable, and weigh the alternatives.

Organized by Kathryn B. Hiesinger, Michelle Millar Fisher, Emmet Byrne, Zoe Ryan, and Maite Borjabad, with Andrew Blauvelt, Colin Fanning, and Orkan Telhan

Center for Architecture / American Institute of Architects New York Chapter

The Edgeless School: Design for Learning
October 1, 2012 - May 22, 2013
What do you remember most from school: a favorite teacher, a great book, a singular moment of discovery? And what is the setting of that memory? Do you think the design of the space affected the learning experience? The Edgeless School: Design for Learning presents nineteen 21st century school buildings from across the U.S. that blur distinctions between learning needs, approaches, and environments.

Selected press: Dwell, The Architect’s Newspaper

Organized by Tom Mellins

New Practices New York
June 14 – September 8, 2012

This year’s brought seven firms to the winner’s circle: ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS, Christian Wassmann, formlessfinder, HOLLER architecture, The Living, MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY, and SLO Architecture.

City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982
February 22 – May 5, 2012

Though the ravaging effects of war make it difficult to visualize today, Baghdad was once a flourishing, cosmopolitan city that attracted the world’s foremost modern architects. City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982, at the New York Center for Architecture, reveals this surprising architectural history to a Western audience, displaying 16 models of built and unbuilt works by architects including Le Corbusier, Gropius (shown), and Venturi, Rauch, and Scott Brown. The city’s Modernist works of the 1950s were particularly influential in later decades on Iraqi architects’ efforts to create a contemporary Iraqi architectural style; the history is worth considering today as Baghdad digs out from the rubble and begins to rebuild.

Selected press: The Wall Street Journal

Organized by Pedro Azara

AIANY Design Awards 2013 (April 18 – June 22, 2013)

Broadway 1000 Steps (March 7 – April 10, 2013)

Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm (December 10, 2012 – January 23, 2013)

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (October 19 – December 1, 2012)

Design by New York (October 10 – November 30, 2012 - on view in West 4th Street Subway Station)

Archtober Lounge (October 2012)

Beyond Zuccotti Park (September 10 – September 22, 2012)

The Harlem Edge: Cultivating Connections (July 12 – October 31, 2012)

V’SOSKE Rugs by Architects: Architecture in Transition, 1979 – 1993 (May 14 – 28, 2012)

AIANY Design Awards 2012 (April 19 – June 30, 2012)

NEWLY DRAWN­: Emerging Finnish Architects (April 1 – 30, 2012)

A Plague Remembered: AIDS Memorial Park Design Competition (March 27 – April 11, 2012)

CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 200­0 - Present (February 22 – June 23, 2012)

One Price 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough (January 18 – February 11, 2012)

Two Wheel Transit: NYC Bike Share (January 11 – February 4, 2012)

Arch Schools 2011 (November 19, 2011 – March 3, 2012)

Building Back: 30 Years of Growth in New York City (November 2, 2011 – January 4, 2012)

Buildings = Energy (October 1, 2011 – January 21, 2012)

New York New Work (October 2011 - on view in West 4th Street Subway Station)

Smarter Living – The 2,000 Watt Society (October 1 – November 12, 2011)

Archtober Lounge (October 2011)

New Practices Sao Paulo (July 14 – September 10, 2011)

Mapping the Cityscape (July 6 – August 27, 2011)