Architecture Beyond Borders

photos mounted in a long hallway
Architecture Beyond Borders. photo / provided
photos mounted in a long hallway
Architecture Beyond Borders. photo / provided

Architecture Beyond Borders is an exhibition in which Cornell architecture faculty have selected inspiring works from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, (or by architects from those countries) as a sign of solidarity with Cornell's global community and of commitment to Cornell's founding principle: "Any person, any study." The exhibition is supported by Critically Now: A Pop-Up and Growing Event Series, and was designed and organized by Daniel Toretsky (B.Arch. '16) and Caroline O’Donnell, Edgar A. Tafel Assistant Professor and director of the M.Arch. program, with guidance from Associate Professor Esra Akcan.

Participating faculty include Esra Akcan, Ruben Alcolea, Joao Almeida, Luben Dimcheff, Timur Dogan, Tao DuFour, George Hascup, Alicia Imperiale, Daria Khapalova, Katharina Kral, Medina Lasansky, James Lowder, Aleksandr Mergold, Jonathan Ochshorn, Caroline O'Donnell, Andrea Simitch, Daniel Toretsky, John Zissovici, and Sasa Zivkovic and Leslie Lok. Assembly assistance was provided by Danny Salamoun (M.Arch. '14), Isabel Oyuela Bonzani (B.Arch. '16), Arista Jusuf (B.Arch. '16), and Dillon Pranger (M.Arch. '15).

For information on how to get involved locally, visit Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, a community initiative that fosters a welcoming and fair environment for refugees who come to the region.

About Critically Now: A Pop-Up and Growing Event Series

Critically Now hopes to bring together open classes, exhibitions, colloquiums, movie screenings, publications, and seminar and studio collaborations, which are currently being planned for this semester and the next, with the anticipation that they may continue into the future. The series aims to respond to the current events such as the travel ban, displacement, immigration and statelessness, civil liberties, infrastructure projects, climate change, automation, and employment, by discussing architecture's role and critical potential in these matters. The series is expected to take shape and grow in time in response to changing exigencies and with the participation of faculty, staff, and students. The Critically Now team includes architecture faculty members Esra Akcan, Luben Dimcheff, Jeremy Foster, George Hascup, Aleksandr Mergold, Caroline O'Donnell, Jenny Sabin, and Sasa Zivkovic.