Florian Idenburg / SO-IL / US
10th International Architecture Festival CANactions / #CANactionsfestival2017
Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine. June 3, 2017.
Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu co-founded SO – IL during the financial crisis of 2008 with the notion to realize ideas in the world. Prior to founding SO – IL, Idenburg gained experience at the practice of Pritzker laureates Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA), where he led the design teams for the Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio and The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.
Florian especially recognizes the merit of combining practice with academia to allow cross-pollination to stimulate innovation. He is Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where he currently leads a three-year research project on transformations in the workplace. Idenburg holds a MSc. in Architecture from Delft University of Technology.
In his writing, he has reflected on his own architectural activities as they relate to the position of contemporary architecture and the larger framework of cultural production.