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Markus Berger — CONTINUATION AND DISRUPTION: Resilience, Adaptability + Design

Markus Berger — CONTINUATION AND DISRUPTION: Resilience, Adaptability + Design

Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 p.m.

The Design School

Design North, Room 60

810 S. Forest Avenue

Tempe, AZ 85287


CONTINUATION AND DISRUPTION: Resilience, Adaptability + Design

AIA architect Markus Berger visits the ASU Design School, as part of ongoing their Lecture Series.

This lecture attempts to explore ideas of continuity and disruption in their relationship to the design and re-design of the existing built environment. Continuity and disruption as a source of creativity and a strategy for resilience and adaptability will be reviewed in general as well as through the lens of articles of Volume 05 of the Int|AR journal, Interventions and Adaptive Reuse where authors explored a wide range of ideas on Resiliency and Adaptation.

Resilience can be defined as continuity and recovery in the face of change; as such change itself will be reviewed as well as approaches, attributes and challenges towards resilience, including the liberation of traditional constrains, new forms of collaborations, built in redundancies, adaptability, and transformability.

About Markus Berger 

Markus Berger is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a registered architect (SBA) in the Netherlands and principal of the Providence based art|design studio InsideOut Design. He co-founded and co-edits Int|AR, the Journal on Interventions and Adaptive Reuse, that encompasses issues of preservation, conservation, alteration and interventions. His research and writing focuses on forms of change such as art and design modifications and interventions in the built environment. His recent publications include  the essays: Change, Preservation and Adaptive Reuse”, (past. present. future, Rhode Island School of Design, 2011); “(In)convertability and Memory” (Int/AR -Interventions and Adaptive Reuse V04, 2012); “Constructing Change; Developing a theory for Adaptive Reuse”, (Common Ground Publishing, 2012); “Left over spaces: Rediscovering Qualities for Interior Architecture” ([In]arch Proceedings, Universitas Indonesia, 2014) and the forthcoming article, “Death of the Architect: Appropriation and Interior Architecture” (Interior Architecture Theory Reader, Routledge)

For more information about Markus Berger and his work, please click on the links below.