Farzin Farzin is an interdisciplinary design studio led by architect Farzin Lotfi-Jam working across architecture, urbanism, computation and media.
From modeling the control matrices of smart cities to spatializing the cultural logics of new media, the studio is research-based and multimediatic—researching with datasets, designing with algorithms, fabricating with robots, and expanding audiences across digital platforms.
Farzin Farzin sees discourse as uniquely spatialized and disseminated in architectural exhibitions, creating opportunities to pose important questions to the public and make new urgencies evident. Working in this way has allowed the studio to operate collaboratively and with diverse clients.
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Farzin Lotfi-Jam is assistant professor in Architecture at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning where he directs the Realtime Urbanism Lab and director of Farzin Farzin, an interdisciplinary design studio working across architecture, urbanism, computation and media. His work explores the politics of technology and cities. From modeling the control matrices of smart cities to spatializing the cultural logics of new media, his individual and collaborative projects are research-based and multimediatic.
Lotfi-Jam’s work has been collected by The Centre Pompidou and the Sharjah Art Foundation, and he is recipient of the 2022 Architecture League of New York LeaguePrize, as well as recent grants and support for his research from the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, M+/Design Trust, and The Shed where he was an inaugural Open Call Artist. He has been exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture, MAXXI, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Seoul Architecture Biennial, the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, and elsewhere. His co-authored book Modern Management Methods: Architecture, Historical Value, and the Electromagnetic Image was published by Columbia University Press.