MAS Context is proud to introduce four new members to our Board of Advisors: Geoff Goldberg, Michel Rojkind, Alisa Wolfson, and Mimi Zeiger. We have collaborated with them in different capacities throughout the years and their work is an inspiration to us. It is an honor to be able to incorporate them to our board of advisors and learn from them. Below are their individual biographies:
Geoff Goldberg has practiced architecture and urban and design in Chicago for the past twenty-five years. His research and practice operate in a particular way, with the advantage of long and in-depth exposure to a broad range of architectural issues. At the large scale, he is interested in integration across disciplines in the design of complex infrastructures, finding in the overlays opportunities otherwise overlooked. With an enduring interest in synthesizing both theory and execution, projects undertaken are notable for the establishment of analytic rigor with speculative explorations. At a more intimate scale, Goldberg’s architectural work engages formal considerations with a contemporary notion of craftsmanship. Goldberg’s work has received AIA and other awards at differing scales, including design, planning, and the detail. Goldberg has an MArch from the GSD (’82) and a BA from the University of Chicago (’77). He has worked in the offices of I.M. Pei, Bertrand Goldberg Associates, and the Mayor of Chicago, has taught design at UIC and urban design at Harvard University. He has recently published Lancia and De Virgilio: At the Center, an in-depth look at Lancia company’s culture and the De Virgilio family.
Michel Rojkind is the founding partner of Rojkind Arquitectos, a Mexico City-based architecture firm practicing globally and focusing on design, business tactics and experiential innovation. His work explores architectural solutions, social and urban strategies that positively impact society and the environment. Using design thinking his firm cuts across strategic fields looking to maximize project potential while maintaining attainability. Together with his multinational team he works hand in hand with clients and collaboratively with experts in different fields to attain the necessary knowledge, gain value and establish method in service of the project and its areas of influence. Michel Rojking has lectured in many places around the world and has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, SCI-Arc, IAAC Barcelona, Nottingham University, and in his native Mexico Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad Anahuac, and UNAM.
www.rojkindarquitectos.com | @rojkind_arq
Alisa Wolfson is the EVP Head of Design at Leo Burnett, Chicago. She founded and currently oversees the agency’s Department of Design. In the last five years, she has grown the team from four to twenty designers. She has been an advocate for collaboration and design excellence within the agency and community. In 2012 she received the inaugural D&AD White Pencil for her work on Recipeace, a social movement that brings people of conflict together over food. Recipeace also won Best in Show at the One Show Design along with the first ever Gold Pencil awarded to Design for the Greater Good. She has been named one of 30 “Women to Watch” by Ad Age Magazine and recognized as “Fresh Talent” by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Chicago. Her work has been acknowledged by D&AD, The One Show, The Clio’s, Cannes Lions, The Type Directors Club and Communication Arts. When not at work, Alisa is an active part of the Chicago design and cultural scene. She is the President of the AIGA Chicago and the Design Director at Lampo, a nonprofit organization that presents experimental sound art. Alisa is also a mentor, volunteer, lecturer, and mom.
www.lbdod.com | www.lampo.org
Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and critic. She covers art, architecture, urbanism and design for a number of publications including The New York Times, Domus, Dwell, and Architect, where she is a contributing editor. Zeiger is author of New Museums, Tiny Houses and Micro Green: Tiny Houses in Nature. She’s lectured internationally on “The Interventionist Toolkit”, a series of articles on alternative urbanist practice she wrote for Places Journal. Zeiger is editor and publisher of loud paper, a zine and blog dedicated to increasing the volume of architectural discourse. She is a founding member of #lgnlgn, a think tank on architecture and publishing. The group’s work has been shown at Urban Design Week, the New Museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture, pinkcomma gallery, and the AA School. She is currently adjunct faculty in the Media Design Practices MFA program at Art Center and co-president of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Previously she was Director of Communications at Woodbury School of Architecture. She has taught at the School of Visual Art, Art Center, Parsons New School of Design, the California College of the Arts (CCA) and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc.)
www.mimizeiger.com | @loudpaper
The new additions join our current board of advisors formed by Ethel Baraona Pohl, Alberto Campo Baeza, Pedro Gadanho, Jason Pickleman, Zoë Ryan, and Rick Valicenti.
We want to thank all of them for their continuous support to MAS Context.