03.02.2018 | Mario Gooden joins Torkwase Dyson and the Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Justice at The Drawing Center in New York for the Winter Term Class 2: Architecture and Liquidity: What types of energy are available to us and why should we diversify and use less? This class will investigate diverse sources of energy and their site-specific pros and cons. As a drawing project, it will consider hydroelectric power and gravitational potential energy as a way to examine state changes in matter and liquid. In addition, it will use the fundamental logic of elevation drawing to think through the science of water and the way in which it shapes space.
02.17.2018 | Mario Gooden and Mabel Wilson of Columbia University's Global Africa Lab will moderate a public discussion African Mobilities - Im/mobility + Afro-Imaginary at Gavin Brown Enterprises 439 West 127th Street, New York City. The discussion will bring together artists, urbanists, and architects working in New York City and around the world to discuss how policing, the legacy of urban renewal, and other disruptive pressures of the modern neo-liberal city disrupt black urban mobility. This event is part of the African Mobilities New York Exchange for the This is Not a Refugee Camp exhibition at the Architekturmuseum der TU Munchen April 25 - August 19, 2018. The event is open to the public.
02.17.2018 | Mario Gooden and Mabel Wilson co-directors of Columbia University's Global Africa Lab will lead a masterclass: IM/MOBILITIES + THE AFRO-IMAGINARY. The masterclass is by invitation only and is part of the African Mobilities New York Exchange for the This is Not a Refugee Camp exhibition at the Architekturmuseum der TU Munchen April 25 - August 19, 2018.
02.03.2018 | Mario Gooden will speak about image and representation at Studio Musuem / New York Public Library's studio salon. Gooden will highlight architecture's engagement with issues of black representation in a discussion of his book Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity.
12.02.2017 | Mario Gooden presented the gallery talk "W.E.B Dubois and the Architecture of Housing and Race: The Philadelphia Negro and the Laurence Dunbar Apartments" at the Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem, and Modern Housing exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University.
11.06.2017 | Artist Jimmy Robert reflects on his Performa Commission at Philip Johnson's Glass House, Imitation of Lives, with architect and Associate Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Mario Gooden live at the Performa 17 Hub, 427 Broadway New York, NY 10013. Read the interview between Mario Gooden and Jimmy Robert at the Performa Magazine.
10.20.2017 | Mario Gooden will be in conversation with Cecily Brown, Jonathan Horowitz, and Marilyn Minter for Another 100 Days: Artists Organizing Resistance. Columbia GSAPP continues the "100 Days" talk series in which faculty and students gather to discuss, organize, and plan for changes during the Trump administration. Our next event features artists who are organizing for collective action through political action committees such as Downtown for Democracy and artist-run protest groups like Halt Action Group.
10.11.2017 | Mario Gooden presented the lecture "Dark Space" at Louisiana State University College of Art & Design's Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series and discusses Huff + Gooden Architects' recent work.
10.07.2017 | Mario Gooden and Mabel Wilson presented "Afro-Imaginaries: Exploring Blackness and the City" at the 2017 Black In Design Conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design organized by the Harvard GSD African American Student Union. The theme of this year’s conference: Designing Resistance Building Coalitions.
09.29.2017 | Mario Gooden presents the lecture "Dark Space" at the University of Kansas for the Fall Lecture Series and discusses Huff + Gooden Architects' recent work. The lecture is sponsored by the KU National Organization of Minority Architecture Students.
09.14.2017 | Want To Fight Inequality With Design? Read These Books Now. Urban designers, architects, professors, and activists share their essential reads. Mabel Wilson recommends Dark Space at Fast Company's Co.Design.
07.17.2017 | Dark Space reviewed in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Amber Wiley reviewed Mario Gooden's Dark Space in the most recent issue. Wiley sees in the book a call to "designers to employ a more thorough methodological process...that acknowledges the existence and autonomy of the black subject, the black experience, and black identity."
07.11.2017 | Mario Gooden and Mabel Wilson (Co-directors of the Global Africa Lab at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning & Preservation) will moderate "AFRO-IMAGINARIES for the Future Harare: How History, Memory, Imagination and Dreams Can Inform Social Practices" at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CAT).
04.22.2017 | Mario Gooden and Mabel Wilson (Co-directors of the Global Africa Lab at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning & Preservation) will moderate "African Modernism(s): Past/Present/Future" at the New York AIA Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
04.03.2017 | Mario Gooden receives the 2017 Design Excellence Award from the University of Florida School of Architecture in recognition and appreciation for outstanding contributions that advance the discourse and practice of Architecture through design. Gooden was named Faculty of the Year at the University of Florida in 1996.
03.23.2017 | Mario Gooden joins Joel Sanders in response to his lecture on "Non-Compliant Bodies: Social Equity and Public Space" at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation of Columbia University. This event is hosted by QSAPP.
01.20.2017 | Mario Gooden speaks at "THE FIRST 100 DAYS: DAY 1" at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation of Columbia University to discuss, organize, and plan for changes to come during the Trump administration.
12.01.2016 | Mario Gooden presents "Mapping Venus and the Reflexive Lenses of Representation" at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics of the University of Pittsburg Symposium: Why Does Black Art Matter Now? Book signing and reception.
08.25.2016 | Mario Gooden, AIA is interviewed by Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, for the AIANY Oculus and Center for Architecture podcast. Gooden and Baltierra discussed Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity, published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City.
07.28.2016 | Huff + Gooden Architects presents its manifesto for urban design and housing in Sharing Models: Manhattanisms Friday, July 15, 2016 - Friday, September 2, 2016 at Storefront for Art and Architecture.
07.11.2016 | Mario Gooden launches his book Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity at the Center for Architecture and discusses "Space as Praxis as Identity" with architect Joel Sanders. Book signing and reception.
05.17.2016 | Mario Gooden discusses "(Black) Sexuality and Space" from Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity at Storefront for Art and Architecture with Prof. Mabel Wilson and Prof. Meredith TenHoor. Book signing and reception.
04.08.2016 | Other Desires: The African City is an all day conference at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning & Preservation of Columbia University organized by Mario Gooden, Mabel Wilson and Mpho Matsipa.
03.10.2016 | Mario Gooden launches his book Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity at Open House Architecture in Cape Town with Columbia GSAPP Studio X Johannesburg. Book signing and reception.
03.08.2016 | Mario Gooden launches his book Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity and discusses "Liberation as Spatial Practice" at David Krut Bookstore, Parkwood, Johannesburg with Columbia GSAPP Studio X Johannesburg. Book signing and reception.
10.08.2015 | Mario Gooden presents his lecture "IMAGE-CITIES" on the work of Huff + Gooden Architects and the "Market-UP" urban redevelopment project currently under construction in Johannesburg, South Africa at Columbia GSAPP Studio X Mumbai.
02.26.2015 | Mario Gooden presents "Dystopic Utopia: Public Art in the World Class African City" at the Fordham University Urban Law Journal Conference Law, Urban Space And The Future Of Artistic Expression: Perspectives On Recent Regulatory Developments.