Drawing Agency explores expanded sites of architectural production, and the methods of diagnosing political and ecological externalities embodied within our cities, buildings, and material supply chains. Focusing on research and design projects in Myanmar, Singapore, and the Great Lakes — and the drawing machines, geospatial datasets, and models produced to explore them on view in Banvard Gallery — Drawing Agency proposes new methods of understanding architecture’s impact on the world, and how these impacts can be quantified, communicated, and integrated into expanded architectural practice.
Galen Pardee is a designer, educator, and researcher; currently the LeFevre Emerging Practitioner Fellow at The Ohio State University. He received his BA from Brandeis University and an MArch from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Galen has taught at Columbia University and Ohio State, and designed projects in New York City and California. His studio Drawing Agency explores dimensions of architectural advocacy, material economy, and expanded practice. His research projects have been funded by The Ohio State University, Columbia University GSAPP, and the Graham Foundation; and published in the Avery Review and FAKTUR, among others.