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Monday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cities, Buildings, Screens: New Civic Engagement

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“Can architecture serve as a way to reconnect parts of the city or enhance human experience?” asks architect Michel Rojkind, founder of Mexico City–based Rojkind Arquitectos. Although the sharing economy recalibrated how we interface with the city through apps and services, the design of buildings and public spaces are still largely conventional. So, how to design for better civic engagement? In conversation with architect Michel Rojkind, writer Leslie Wolke, and architecture critic Mimi Zeiger will explore recent experiments at the intersection of architecture, interaction design, and urban intervention: from a department store in Mexico City wrapped in a 10-foot-deep layer of programmable hexagonal pods to mobile structures in Madrid that transform historical spaces. What do these urban interventions mean to us as technology and architecture intermingle in unfamiliar ways?

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Michel Rojkind

Founding Partner, Rojkind Arquitectos
Michel Rojkind is the founding partner of Rojkind Arquitectos, a Mexico City-based architecture firm practicing globally and focusing on design, business tactics and experiential innovation. His work explores architectural solutions, social and urban strategies that positively impact... Read More →
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Leslie Wolke

Principal, Leslie Wolke Consulting
As an independent consultant, Leslie works at the intersection of design and technology to produce wayfinding websites and interactive tools to help people find their way in complex environments. She writes about design, architecture and technology and lives in Austin, Texas and... Read More →
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Mimi Zeiger

Architecture Critic, Rojkind Arquitectos

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 208 110 E 2nd St

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