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Webinar with French 2D and CPLA Metro: Design Collectives: Dresses, Dinners, and Bas-relief
April 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a free Zoom webinar on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time, for a Lecture and Discussion with Anda French and Jenny French of French 2D.
Design Collectives: Dresses, Dinners, and Bas-relief
Hosted by the Cal Poly Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design — California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Organized and Moderated by CPLA_Metro Director Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 9, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: FRENCH 2D: Design Collectives: Dresses, Dinners, and Bas-relief
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Meeting ID: 740 905 806
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French 2D is Boston-based architecture studio founded by Jenny French (MArch Harvard GSD) and Anda French (MArch Princeton). Their intimate knowledge of Boston, where the sisters were born and raised, allows the close practice to be both deeply engaged and work critically with local issues of housing, public space, history and identity. French 2D works on housing and mixed-use projects with a focus on strange housing types that combine familiar ideas of home with radical organizations and typologies, found in their cohousing and micro-housing projects. The practice also works on civic installations and exhibitions that call upon the domestic to bring people together for familiar rituals in unfamiliar spaces, found in serial dinner-parties, fuzzy bartering environments, and out-scaled dresses.
Jenny and Anda’s interest in hybrid models that exist between practice and academia has been the catalyst for their practice-based research and advocacy. Jenny is an Assistant Professor in Practice at the Harvard GSD and Anda serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston Society of Architects, where the pair organized the recent Now Practice Now series, exploring emerging modes of practice.
French 2D was named as an Architectural Record Magazine Design Vanguard winner in 2019. The firm has been featured in Domus, Metropolis, The Architect’s Newspaper, and as Architect Magazine’s Next Progressives. French 2D was a 2013 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program finalist and exhibited at the US Pavilion of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Photo: Anda French and Jenny French / Photograph by Steph Larsen