Kate was recently featured on the latest episode of GSAPP Conversations, a podcast series designed to offer a window onto the expanding field of contemporary architectural practice. Each episode pivots around discussions on current projects, research, and obsessions of a diverse group of invited guests at Columbia from emerging and well-established practices.
Dean Amale Andraos speaks with Kate about the role of climate change in the design of future cities and looking at the role of in water in reframing urban infrastructure and networks. The discussion ranges from how to think across scales, global cities, and social contexts, drawing from Kate’s perspectives from SCAPE’s work and as director of GSAPP’s Urban Design Program.
“We are teaching our students very differently now, because they need to be able to operate differently in light of not only climate change, but also in light of very different political and social systems that characterize the urban context.”