Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine

Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine Informality is a student-run publication of the Spitzer School of Architecture

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04/04/2019

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04/04/2019

Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine's cover photo

Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine's cover photo
04/04/2019

Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine's cover photo

How do you feel about the weather?Has it been treating you right? Let us know by sending us your work to : Informality@g...
10/09/2017

How do you feel about the weather?
Has it been treating you right?
Let us know by sending us your work to : [email protected] to be featured in our OCTOBER NEWSLETTER!🍂🍁

Informality's first interest meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19th! Join us by the cafe at 6:30pm.
09/17/2017

Informality's first interest meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19th! Join us by the cafe at 6:30pm.

Forgot to post this earlier, but a collection of work from this year.
07/13/2017
Informality SPR 2017

Forgot to post this earlier, but a collection of work from this year.

annual publication, SPR 2017.

Join us for an open interest meeting at the cafe tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5:30!
02/07/2017

Join us for an open interest meeting at the cafe tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5:30!

02/05/2017
Operation Ivy

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Informality Magazine is soliciting reactions, responses, fears, needs, desires, impulses, acts of...

Informality developed a survey for the Advanced Option Studios at the end of the Fall 2016 semester, and crunched the da...
01/30/2017
Advanced Option Studio Survey Findings

Informality developed a survey for the Advanced Option Studios at the end of the Fall 2016 semester, and crunched the data into noticeable trends and actionable proposals for improving the new curriculum change. We're taking this information to the administration with the hope that the faculty will work with us to implement the changes. Thanks to all who helped with the development of the survey and report findings, and to every student respondent!

Developed based on the Fall 2016 Semester, intended for future use by the SSA

A recent email outlining calls to action in the architecture community from Architecture 2030"Students: Demand a design ...
11/23/2016
Architecture 2030 Email - ‘A Sleeping Giant Awakens’

A recent email outlining calls to action in the architecture community from Architecture 2030

"Students: Demand a design and planning education that prepares students intellectually and practically for the future of a carbon-neutral built environment and the challenges posed by rapid urbanization and projected climate disruption.
Be creative, informed, and inclusive. Solving climate change through the built environment is about visionary planning and design, active engagement in social issues, and a working understanding of policy and building technologies."

Full Reprint of a recent email sent by Architecture 2030 regarding the election of Trump: The election of Donald Trump, and a hastily composed (and later retracted) post-election statement by the...

Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine's cover photo
11/21/2016

Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine's cover photo

The Second Year M.Arch Students at the Spitzer School of Architecture have signed and released a letter denouncing the p...
11/21/2016
Operation Ivy - The Second Year M.Arch Students at the Spitzer...

The Second Year M.Arch Students at the Spitzer School of Architecture have signed and released a letter denouncing the positions held by president-elect Trump, declaring the SSA a safe space for all students in our community. We want thank and to give our full support to the Architecture Students Against the Presidency. We will uphold the declarations of their letter.

The Second Year M.Arch Students at the Spitzer School of Architecture have signed and released a letter denouncing the positions held by president-elect Trump, declaring the SSA a safe space for all...

The faculty members of the California College of the Arts' School of Architecture have written an open letter pledging a...
11/19/2016
CCA Architecture Faculty Statement on 2016 Election

The faculty members of the California College of the Arts' School of Architecture have written an open letter pledging against the rhetoric of Trump - see the letter here!

Statement of CCA Architecture Division Faculty on the Election of Donald Trump As Architecture faculty at CCA, we reject Donald Trump’s racist, sexist, and xenophobic policies as we pledge to respect, defend, and celebrate the rights of all members of our diverse community. The California Coll...

Dear Spitzer School of Architecture Students, Faculty, Alumni, and associated individuals:Informality is looking to hear...
11/17/2016

Dear Spitzer School of Architecture Students, Faculty, Alumni, and associated individuals:

Informality is looking to hear your reactions and responses to the recent election results and the conciliatory remarks of Robert Ivy on behalf of AIA national membership.

Submissions can be digital or physical!

Find some prompt questions and submit digitally at: informalitymagazine.tumblr.com

Informality 8 is LIVE on Issuu.  A big thank you to the students, faculty and alumni who contributed to this issue, and ...
10/10/2016
Informality 8: Industrious

Informality 8 is LIVE on Issuu. A big thank you to the students, faculty and alumni who contributed to this issue, and to you all for patiently waiting!

Check it out here!

Student-run publication at the Spitzer School of Architecture and the City College of New York

Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine's cover photo
10/02/2016

Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine's cover photo

LEAK: Digital copy of Informality 8: Industrious to be released shortly!
10/02/2016

LEAK: Digital copy of Informality 8: Industrious to be released shortly!

SMALL INTERVENTIONS BIG VISION. Join JMBC this Monday evening, October 5, 2015 at 6:30pm, to kick off JMBC Talks for the...
10/05/2015
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SMALL INTERVENTIONS BIG VISION.

Join JMBC this Monday evening, October 5, 2015 at 6:30pm, to kick off JMBC Talks for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This semester's set of JMBC Talks focuses on tactics designers are taking to "Design Differently". This Monday, join London-based group Massive SMALL (http://www.massivesmall.com) and our very own Professor Michael Sorkin as they discuss visions and design vehicles in the development our cities.

This discussion will be moderated by JMBC Director and Professor, Toni L. Griffin. The event will take place inside the J. Max Bond Center in the Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York. Concourse Level.

Evolving a sourcebook of ideas, tools and tactics for citizen groups, civic leaders and urban professionals. It will show how to plan, design and deliver viable urban neighbourhoods, quarters and centres in our increasingly complex world. We call this the Massive Small Compendium.

TONIGHT! 6:30PMThe first talk "Massive Small" with the The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City and our very o...
10/05/2015

TONIGHT! 6:30PM
The first talk "Massive Small" with the The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City and our very own Michael Sorkin and Toni Griffin.

SMALL INTERVENTIONS BIG VISION. Join JMBC this Monday evening, October 5, 2015 at 6:30pm, to kick off JMBC Talks for the 2015-2016 academic year. This semester's set of JMBC Talks focuses on tactics designers are taking to "Design Differently". This Monday, join London-based group Massive SMALL (http://www.massivesmall.com) and our very own Professor Michael Sorkin as they discuss visions and design vehicles in the development our cities. This discussion will be moderated by JMBC Director and Professor, Toni L. Griffin. The event will take place inside the J. Max Bond Center in the Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York. Concourse Level.

For those joining us from the public, please RSVP for event (preferred, but not required): Register for your free tickets at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2015-jmbc-talks-kickoff-massive-small-with-kelvin-campbell-tickets-18609583766

Make sure to check out this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival!This year’s festival will have 33 films from ...
09/08/2015
ADFF | Welcome...

Make sure to check out this year's Architecture and Design Film Festival!

This year’s festival will have 33 films from 17 countries, shown in 15 unique programs. Each program is shown twice during the festival. For a complete listing of the films and descriptions, go to adfilmfest.com. Tickets go on sale September 14th!

architecture and design film festival

BanG studio (www.b-an-g.com) recently won a competition to build a pavilion on Governor’s Island this summer as part o...
04/24/2015

BanG studio (www.b-an-g.com) recently won a competition to build a pavilion on Governor’s Island this summer as part of the FIGMENT arts festival. The Billion Oyster Pavilion is not only a cool art space, but it will ultimately help restore New York City’s waterways by restoring oyster habitat.

The thing is: we need help to make it happen; we’re looking for a few good architecture students willing to give us a few hours of time. We’re building this thing in our LIC studio starting now and continuing all of May.

Help us pour concrete and assemble the canopy. You’ll get to meet other architecture students from the NYC area. You’ll see what it’s like inside a small architecture, design, and fabrication studio. You will earn IDP credit. Best of all – you’ll get your hands dirty and make something real that over 250,000 people will visit this summer on Governor’s Island.

We’re building in our LIC studio starting now and continuing all May. You can volunteer for as many or as few sessions as you like. We’ll be happy to have you!
More info on the project can be found at: www.oysterpavilion.org
Use this google form to volunteer now!
https://docs.google.com/…/1BJhAyYIV2Qg7ssCqS9g8yVR…/viewform

CCNY asked for a yearbook photo.... we think this is a better fit for Informality. Thanks to Marta Gutman, all our board...
04/17/2015

CCNY asked for a yearbook photo.... we think this is a better fit for Informality. Thanks to Marta Gutman, all our board members, and everyone at the SSA for helping make the 2015 publication!

We're still accepting submissions - get them in before May 1st!

HEY SSA!Guess what you forgot to do during the break? Submit to Informality! We've got some good promises that came our ...
04/12/2015
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HEY SSA!

Guess what you forgot to do during the break? Submit to Informality! We've got some good promises that came our way - so please send 'em in before the finals crunch really hits!

If you still don't think you have something to submit, start with the things you've done for elective classes! Arch related or not! (maybe even especially not!). Photos, essays, poems and sketches from your sketchbooks, travel experiences.

Trust us, it's probably cool even if you don't think it is.

And if you're still unsure.... ask us! or submit ANONYMOUSLY! or check out the archive of past issues here: http://www.informalityssa.com/informalityarchive/

Art, Social Change, and the Urban Sphere: A Symposium at The City College of New York.
03/18/2015

Art, Social Change, and the Urban Sphere: A Symposium at The City College of New York.

Art, Social Change, and the Urban Sphere: A Symposium at The City College of New York.

Held in conjunction with the Grey Art Gallery’s exhibition, The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929–1940, this symposium will bring together contemporary artists, curators, and writers to discuss socially engaged artistic interventions in the urban sphere and ask panelists to respond to the question posed by the exhibition, “what could a revolutionary art be today?”

Panel speakers:
Dread Scott (artist, activist)
Johanna Fateman (musician, writer, cultural critic)
Carlos Motta (multi-disciplinary artist)

Moderated by:
Eva Franch i Gilabert (Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture)

Architecture: A topic even in cartooning.
03/15/2015
14 Times The Simpsons Skewered Architecture and Design

Architecture: A topic even in cartooning.

Tesla Building towering over the Chrysler Building in an episode of The Simpsons. Photos via FOX Frank Gehry crumples up a piece of paper, tosses it to the ground, and...

Check out these brilliantly designed informal structures and homes. Raw materials, beautiful details!
02/17/2015
Best of #RuralArchitecture

Check out these brilliantly designed informal structures and homes. Raw materials, beautiful details!

Fifteen projects able to find a compromise between agricultural landscapes, ancient traditions and contemporary architecture.

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to Spring Semester! Don't forget to come to the first lecture TOMORROW at 6:30PM. This year...
02/04/2015

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to Spring Semester! Don't forget to come to the first lecture TOMORROW at 6:30PM. This year's lecture series is featuring recently tenured faculty and guest critics.

For more information about this semester's lecture series:
http://ssa1.ccny.cuny.edu/people/lecture-series.html

12/05/2014

Ladies and Gentlemen!


Informality is super excited to announce it's first publication of the school year! Follow the link below to the first release of Informality Talks, a collection of interviews from the SSA.

This issue features:
Helen Levin, former student and Informality Magazine editor
Jeremey Edmiston, thesis professor
Adam Hayes, style guru and professor
& Joseph Gomez Serrano, guest lecturer and Gaudi expert


We hope you enjoy and look forward to future issues!

www.informalityssa.com/talks

Want to know a good way to be involved in the conversation around Architectural Education? Check out the annual Dean's R...
11/14/2014
AIA New York Chapter : Calendar

Want to know a good way to be involved in the conversation around Architectural Education? Check out the annual Dean's Roundtable discussion at the Center of Architecture TOMORROW NIGHT.

If you can't make it to the event the Center of Architecture will be doing a live stream broadcast starting at 6pm!

Events, lectures, and public programs at the Center for Architecture

We are so proud of our advisor Dr. Marta Gutman for putting out her new book last month "A City for Children: Women, Arc...
10/24/2014
A City for Children

We are so proud of our advisor Dr. Marta Gutman for putting out her new book last month "A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950"!

To hear more about the work that Profess Gutman has put out check out: "Presidential Conversations" A series debuting on November 13.

Architectural historian Dr. Marta Gutman will be the inaugural speaker in the new year-long series, "Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement," debuting Thursday, November 13, at 4 p.m. in Shepard 95. The forum features a City College faculty member in conversation with President Coico. Dr. Gutman will talk about her book, "A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950."

American cities are constantly being built and rebuilt, resulting in ever-changing skylines and neighborhoods. While the dynamic urban landscapes of New York, Boston, and Chicago have been widely studied, there is much to be gleaned from west coast cities, especially in California, where the m…

What everyone has been waiting for — We are officially accepting submissions for the 8th issues of Informality: Spitze...
10/18/2014

What everyone has been waiting for — We are officially accepting submissions for the 8th issues of Informality: Spitzer School Architectural Magazine! All students, undergraduate and graduate alike are invited to submit content.

Open to ALL ideas and inquires!
Submissions are encouraged in all mediums including essays, renderings, photographs, drawings, poetry, painting, sketches, multimedia, sculpture and more!

Priority deadline for submissions will be December 12th.
Please submit content at:
dropitto.me/informality

For any inquries reach us at inform[email protected] or message us here.

Informality's Archtober Event — Coffee Cup Sketch Collection!We are looking to collect those beautiful, quirky, crazy,...
10/12/2014

Informality's Archtober Event — Coffee Cup Sketch Collection!

We are looking to collect those beautiful, quirky, crazy, colorful, sketches! Let your creative side go wild during your long-neverending lectures and put all those coffee cups to good use! Use any part of the cup for your sketch.

We will be collecting your creations outside iBean cafe for the duration of October.

If you have any questions message us here or email us at [email protected].

http://www.archtober.org/2014-calendar/Don't forget to check out the amazing things that are happening this month and st...
10/08/2014
2014 Calendar | Archtober

http://www.archtober.org/2014-calendar/

Don't forget to check out the amazing things that are happening this month and stay tuned for Informality's Archtober event!

Join the AIANY and NOMA/nycoba colleagues for an open forum about architecture and design excellence in the new Adminsitration with staff of the NYC Department of Design + Construction (DDC). DDC Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora will present his thoughts and observations coming from the listening tou…

Come by to meet the Informality Team on October 2nd, room 128! Learn about how you can get involved with this year's mag...
09/25/2014

Come by to meet the Informality Team on October 2nd, room 128! Learn about how you can get involved with this year's magazine by either becoming part of our team or submitting your own original work!

With Archtober right around the corner, make sure you check out all the great films at the Architecture and Design Film ...
09/23/2014
New York 2014

With Archtober right around the corner, make sure you check out all the great films at the Architecture and Design Film Festival which will be coming to NYC!
http://adfilmfest.com/site/ny2014

architecture and design film festival

If you haven't heard of Open House New York make sure to get involved this year to experience all the architectural gems...
09/19/2014

If you haven't heard of Open House New York make sure to get involved this year to experience all the architectural gems of New York City!

For more information about ONHY go to www.ohny.org !

The Woolworth Building, a New York City icon that was the tallest building in the world when completed in 1913, will participate for the first time ever in #OHNYwknd this year! Tour the tower's exquisite lobby with an expert guide from Woolworth Tours to learn about the building, its construction, and the stories of the architects, engineers, and craftspeople people who created it. #DailyReveal

Informality Magazine is looking for students (graduate and undergraduates) who are interested in being apart of this yea...
09/13/2014

Informality Magazine is looking for students (graduate and undergraduates) who are interested in being apart of this year's publication of our 8th issue!

Take a look at our open positions and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at > or message us here on our page!

We are looking forward to seeing your innovative ideas and creations!

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