“Fifteen years ago, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen announced that the world had entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene, marking a fundamental shift in human-nonhuman relations and the onset of a new period of environmental anxiety and existential uncertainty. Geofutures speculates on the future of architecture and urbanism in the Anthropocene by suggesting that the “built environment” embark on establishing new affiliations beyond the human; a fundamental realignment of buildings and cities as no longer significant for “us” alone.” (Chris Perry, Director)


Chris Perry at The Storefront For Art & Architecture (NYC)

Geofutures director Chris Perry’s design practice, pneumastudio, which he shares with landscape architect Cathryn Dwyre, will be featured in a group exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, August 14 – September 12, 2015. Titled Measure, the exhibition features 30 drawings by 30 international architects.  pneumastudio will have “storefront 2115: (not) […]

Chris Perry at 2015 ATINER Conference (Greece)

Geofutures director Chris Perry will present a paper titled “A Folly for the Anthropocene: Aesthetic Performance in an Age of Shifting Human-Nonhuman Relations” at the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) in Athens, Greece on July 6. The paper features a recent project, an “architectural folly” commissioned by OMI International Arts Center in Ghent, […]

Nancy Diniz Awarded Prize at Milano Expo 2015

Geofutures’ faculty Nancy Diniz was awarded an ‘Honorary Mention’ Prize at the Milano Expo 2015 competition, ‘Solutions’ – with the ‘MUSHRICE Series’ project – an ongoing research project at CASE/ RPI on the topic of bio-materials that are multi-scalar and functional. Team: Nancy Diniz (PI) Boqun Huai, Anqi Huo and Alexandria Frisbie (RPI undergraduate summer research students at CASE). All […]

Fleet Hower Featured in C-NET

Fleet Hower is the featured artist for “In The Gallery” for this quarter’s c|net magazine. The magazine’s gallery, which is the last spread of each issue, features “work by brilliant young artists and the technology they rely on.” Hower’s recently released line of 3d printed three-dimensional puzzles, the Lock-Nesters, are the featured work. Find out […]

Chris Perry Featured in Global Design

Geofutures Director Chris Perry’s design practice, pneumastudio, featured in the new book Global Design (Prestel, 2015)

Chris Perry at ACSA Annual Meeting

Chris Perry (Geofutures director) chaired a panel at the ACSA annual conference in Toronto and presented work from the Geofutures program as a speaker in the first keynote event, titled Mission Statements. Chris and pneumastudio partner Cathryn Dwyre also presented recent work for a special panel celebrating a new issue of JAE titled “Crisis”.   […]

Geofutures Director Chris Perrry co-edits Journal of Performance and Art special issue

Cathryn Dwyre and Chris Perry (pneumastudio partners) guest edit a special issue of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art titled Performance and Architecture. The issue features the work of ten contemporary design practices, an introductory essay, and an interview with renown architect, theorist, and educator Bernard Tschumi.

Geofutures students won WT SmartCity Award

Former students Bing Bai, Edgar Garcia, and Jessica Hernandez’s final project in the Geofutures program, “Biotic City” (Spring, 2013), won Second Prize in the WT SmartCity Award and was exhibited in Milan, Italy during Milan Design Week in April, 2014. WT SmartCity Award.

Chris Perry in “Architecture in Formation”

Essay by Chris Perry featured in the book Architecture in Formation (Routledge, 2013).


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