APRIL 5, 2019 to
APRIL 26, 2019
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Too Fast Too Slow

Parasol Projects @ 40 Wooster St

Princeton School of Architecture: TOO FAST TOO SLOW @ 40 Wooster
April 6 – 26, 2019  |  12 pm – 6 pm
Opening Reception: April 5th  |  6 pm – 8 pm

11 Architectural Moves

Architecture works hard to keep up to speed. In environments that are quickly changing, on borders that are stealthily shifting, and among publics that are increasingly more than human, the discipline swings between representation and agency until it becomes hard to see. A quick look around suggests that its oscillation has either sped up beyond useful limits or ceased altogether. In other words, architecture is somehow both too fast and too slow.

To help architecture find its rhythm again, AWP* asks 11 designers: can architecture be made to move lithely with the present in an effort to remain an agile and relevant agent of social and cultural production? In the search for agency, the projects respond to this question by slipping between visual and material contexts, synced to their pace and situated in unusual places—in the middle, along the edge, over water, out there, in the shadows, through the air, amidst data, on unstable ground—in a critical display of architecture’s versatility. In the search for representation, the work moves between image and material, circulating through time-consuming genres and formats to slow down—or speed up—architecture’s incorporation into visual culture at large.

Following these themes, the exhibition is organized in two parts: Environments and Apparatuses. Environments bring exterior worlds into the gallery, simulating the effects and affects of sites and atmospheres. They are built up and take you places. Apparatuses sample, mediate, and image materials to demonstrate that the difference between architecture and environment is not a thin line, but a space held wide open for interaction. In a field with differences too uncoordinated to make a difference, AWP asks “when” rather than “how” in the search for shared criteria.

*AWP (Agency for Work and Play) is the platform through which the Princeton School of Architecture Post-Professional M.Arch class explores issues relating to architecture through an interdisciplinary lens.



Indefinite Boundaries: Projections of Immaterial Space
Kenny Chao
Advisors: Stan Allen + Cameron Wu

Watermelons and Walls: Building Infrastructure in Sur
E. Ece Emanetoğlu
Advisor: Paul Lewis

Deborah Garcia
Advisors: Michael Meredith + Stan Allen

Uncertain Grounds: Rethinking Settlement in the Anthropocene
José Ibarra
Advisors: Hayley Eber + Spyros Papapetros

this tower was reconstructed on the Green Line
Rami Kanafani
Advisor: Mónica Ponce de León

Turning the Last Page: Knowledge Exchange and Political Crossings in Hong Kong 2046
Jessica Leung
Advisor: Mario Gandelsonas

Visual Guide to A House, Museum
Erik Tsurumaki
Advisor: Paul Lewis

Climate as a Medium
Zherui Wang
Advisor: Elizabeth Diller

Balancing Act / Social Piling
Ece Yetim
Advisor: Hayley Eber

A Floating Urbanism
Sophia Zhu
Advisor: Stan Allen

Clip-on Urbanism: A Maker’s Survival Guide to Shenzhen
Zhonghui Zhu
Advisor: Mario Gandelsonas


Princeton School of Architecture 2019 Post-Professional Master of Architecture Thesis is coordinated by Professor Jesse Reiser.


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Past Pop-Ups:

Princeton University @ Parasol Projects – 208 Bowery
March 29  April 15, 2017