Join Woodbury School of Architecture for a lecture by Jennifer Bonner and alumnus Germane Barnes.
Jennifer Bonner founded MALL, a creative practice for art and architecture in 2009. MALL stands for Mass Architectural Loopty Loops or Maximum Arches with Limited Liability—an acronym with built-in flexibility. As a recipient of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, Emerging Voices Award (AIA/ Young Architects Forum), and Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award, her creative work has been published in architectural trade journals including Architect, Metropolis, Architectural Review, Architectural Record, Azure, Gray, and Wallpaper, as well as more experimental publications including Flat Out, a+t , DAMN, PLAT, Offramp, and MAS Context. She is founder and author of A Guide to the Dirty South: Atlanta, editor of Platform: Still Life, and a guest editor for ART PAPERS special issue on architecture and design of Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited at the 2012 Istanbul Design Biennial, the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, the 2017 Design Biennial Boston, Yve Yang Gallery, and the pinkcomma gallery. Jennifer Bonner holds a BArch from Auburn University where she attended the Rural Studio and constructed the Perry Lakes Pavilion and a MArch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she was awarded the James Kelly Templeton Prize for her final project Assemblage of Twins. She is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Director of the Master in Architecture II Program.
Germane Barnes is the Director of Studio Barnes, a testing ground for the physical and theoretical investigations of architecture’s social and political agency. He is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Miami. He holds a Master of Architecture Degree from Woodbury University in 2012 where he was awarded the Thesis Prize for his project Symbiotic Territories: Architectural Investigations of Race, Identity and Community. His design and research contributions have been published and exhibited in several international publications and institutions. Most notably, The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, The New York Times, DesignMIAMI/ Art Basel, Architect Magazine, The National Museum of African American History, and Curbed.com, where he was named a member of the 2015 Class of Young Guns, under-the-radar professionals who are busy challenging the status quo in the design industry.