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Agustin Schang on Being a Cultural Instigator

Agustin Schang on Being a Cultural Instigator

Augustin Schang Ph. Mariam Samur

Through curating and producing, Agustin Schang manages to bring people, objects, and communities together. He understands architecture as a tool to navigate through different disciplines in the expanded field of cultural production. The reinforcement of local communities and minorities and accessibility are at the center of his work as he continuously strives for new strategies to expose architecture to a general public. In this podcast, we addressed three projects or scales of engagement: Schang’s role in the Emily Harvey Foundation, the GSAPP Incubator, and the Mile–Long Opera.

Agustin Schang is an Architect and Independent Cultural Producer based in New York and the former Programmer of the Columbia GSAPP Incubator. He studied architecture at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia University with a thesis on archives and architecture. Since 2003, he has collaborated in multiple art, architecture, and cultural projects with institutions such as Chicago Architecture Biennial; Columbia GSAPP; New Museum’s Ideas City; Friends of the High Line; Emily Harvey Foundation; and the Leslie-Lohman Museum.

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