Between 2013 and 2016, a team at Columbia University’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture attempted to answer a series of questions: What is the relationship between architecture, real estate, and the imagination? How are designers implicated in the profit-driven development that significantly shapes both where we live and how we belong? How did this happen? To date, the results of this research have appeared as site-specific interventions in Venice, Chicago, Berlin, and Los Angeles; were compiled in a website; were analyzed in a report; and are traveling in the form of the exhibition, House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate, in Pieces—showing from November 7–27 at the Galleri AHO as a part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale.
On November 25 at 18:00, Jacob Moore, Assistant Director of the Buell Center and curator (with Susanne Schindler) of House Housing, will present on the project and discuss its relationship to the theme of "After Belonging" with Léa-Catherine Szacka, Assistant Professor, The Institute for Form, History and Theory and Project Coordinator for AHO at OAT 2016.
Jacob Moore is a critic, curator, and editor based in New York. Prior to joining the Buell Center, where he is the Assistant Director, Moore worked as an editor at Princeton Architectural Press. His work has been exhibited internationally and published in various magazines and journals including Artforum, Future Anterior, and the Avery Review, where he is also a contributing editor.