Snoweria Zhang

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Hi! My name is Snoweria. I am an artist + designer who enjoys mathematics, earrings, and tea.

I'm based in New York currently but have lived and worked in many cities around the world. As a result, I am a teensy confused culturally. In 2017, my proposal to hybridize a waste-to-energy plant with a mosque was awarded an Architizer A+ Jury Award. Most recently, my design work was featured on the cover of Nature.

I have a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, both from Harvard University. I previouly spent most of my time thinking about future cities at the Senseable City Lab at MIT. Currently, I am the Urban Innovation Architect at KPF and an Ajunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Below is a list of talks I've given and chapters I've written, in case you really want to know what I think of technology and cities.

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Publications

Wilson, L., Zhang, S., Ringo, K. (2021)
Blueprints For a Better World: Rethinking the Role of Community
Document Journal

Zhang, S., Duarte, F., Guo, X., Johnsen, L., Van de Ketterij, R., Ratti, C. (2020)
Regaining Amsterdam Canals for Waste Collection
MIT Senseable City Lab

Zhang, S., Duarte, F., Ratti, C. (2019)
A world of data: Underworlds and health challenges in the age of smart cities
Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era (ed.).
U.K.: Edward Elgar

Zhang, S. (2019)
The Wicked Queen’s Smart Mirror
Resiting Reduction: A Manifesto
MIT Press

Zhang, S. (2019)
Lake, House
Almanac for the Beyond
Tropic Editions

Zhang, S. (2018)
Through Sick and Sane
MASKS 2: SIRENS
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Zhang, S., Hamm, D. (2017)
Progressive Purification
Architecture and Waste: A (Re)planned Obsolescence
Actar; English edition

Zhang, S. (2017)
Open Letter to Hanif Kara and Leire Asensio-Villoria
Open Letters
Harvard Graduate School of Design

The Architectural Double in the Museum City
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Zhang, S. (2010)
The Role of New Media in Architecture in Urban China
The Mobile City

Speaking

DIGITAL DESIGN COMMUNITY
Bjarke Ingels Group | March 31, 2020

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN URBAN INNOVATOR
NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress | Oct 18, 2019

AA VISITING SCHOOL
Cooper Union | July 14, 2019

FORUM ON FUTURE CITIES
Senseable City Lab | April 12, 2019

CREATIVE PLACEMAKING SYMPOSIUM
Kennesaw State University | Nov 8, 2019

Designer, illustrator, mathematician.

    

snoweriazhang@gmail.com