MX/TX Lecture: Ersela Kripa

Gerald. D Hines College of Architecture and Design Spring 2019 Lecture Series

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February 18, 2019
6:00 PM
University of Houston's College of Architecture and Design Theater

Ersela Kripa is a registered architect and a founding partner of AGENCY, an award-winning architectural research and design practice established in New York City in 2010. Born and raised under communist dictatorship in Albania, Ersela’s work is particularly focused on uncovering the machinations of the securocratic regimes that surveil and control our public lives.

AGENCY tactically shapes urban and architectural ecologies to inform new ways of living, seeking productive and unexpected anomalies within the urban context, and capitalizing on their potential through tactical interventions. Their research focuses on using data to give agency to marginalized urban communities by operating where hacker culture meets the city, cataloging, analyzing, and co-opting ways in which citizens intersect with urban systems.

AGENCY has recently relocated to the U.S.-Mexico border where they teach, practice, and write on pressing border issues.

Event is free and open to the public. Metered parking is available in front of the Blaffer Art Museum.