Open lecture at KADK!
Spaces of Possibility: When a game designer meets an architectLecture April 6th, 14-16 pm, Auditorium 6
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Italian architect Nathalie Pozzi and American game designer Eric Zimmerman will give a lecture about their recent work: large-scale installations that sit at the intersection of game design and architecture.
These projects, which playfully shape and subvert both physical and social space, are played in public spaces ranging from galleries to streetscapes to the outdoor Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
NATHALIE POZZI is an Italian-licensed architect and the principal of Nakworks, an interdisciplinary design studio based in New York, exploring the critical intersection of space, material and culture. http://nakworks.com/
ERIC ZIMMERMAN is a game designer and Arts Professor
at the NYU Game Center. He designs games on and off
the computer that invent new forms of play. He was the
co-founder of the NYC-based studio Gamelab.
Over the last several years, Nathalie and Eric have designed a series of large-scale game installations that are part architectural sculpture and part interactive performance. Their collaborations have appeared at events and exhibitions at the MoMA Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, as well as in Paris, Dublin, Moscow and Los Angeles. Pozzi sees parallels between architecture and game design: creating a structure for people to inhabit.
“The structure that you set makes possible an experience, but you have no control over that experience. Architecture doesn’t have to be art,” she adds. “Some of it is, some of it isn’t.” — NEW YORKER