Monday, October 12, 2015

Associate Professor of Architecture Thérèse F Tierney was invited to exhibit “ZIPBox Housing: a transit-oriented development” at MIT Disrupting Mobilities: A Global Summit Investigating Sustainable Futures, November 11-13, Cambridge, MA, co-convened by Ryan Chin, City Science Initiative, MIT media lab and Susan Shaheen, TSRC, University of California Berkeley. The Disruptive Mobility Summit brings together leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the role of current innovations within mobility networks.

The UIUC advisory board unanimously approved Tierney’s joint appointment with the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory. Faculty are appointed to the Unit in recognition of the relevance of their research and teaching to theoretically informed interdisciplinary work.

Tierney’s transdisciplinary research on 21st c. urbanism, “Point clouds, locative media, and digitizing the image of the city” is featured in a multimedia exhibition titled "Now/There: Scenes from a Post Geographical City" in Los Angeles from Sept -24 -Oct 29. In December, the exhibition travels to Shenzhen, China as part of the Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism + Architecture, curated by Aaron Betsky, Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner, ETH Zurich, and Doreen Heng Liu.