David received his Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He is an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, where he currently serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Graduate Architecture and Urban. Prior to Pratt he held positions at the University of Hong Kong and UCLA. David has been a Visiting Professor at Yale, Berkeley, Rice, University of Michigan and Syracuse University. David co-founded servo in 1999 and also co-founded davidclovers (now plusClover) in 2007. He actively shaped and designed projects in both practices. Both firms were recognized and decorated for their work as well as included in the collections of established arts institutions such as SFMOMA (San Francisco), the FRAC (Orleans, France) and M+ (Hong Kong). David has lectured throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada and Mexico, has been cited and/or interviewed in major Newspapers and has written chapters for established imprints and journals. In his capacity as the Chair of Graduate Architecture at Pratt he has edited and Co-Authored three books – Pratt Sessions Volume 01. Volume 02 and The Studio of Experiments Volume 01.
David Erdman’s research, teaching, writing and buildings conceptualize the qualities of dense urban space. Using interiority as a framework to re-imagine creative opportunities in current and future dense cities, Erdman’s lecture will explore the impacts of density on architectural design through a series of case studies. Tracing a line of inquiry from the urban to the architectural, the built to the speculative, the lecture will provoke alternative understandings of the architectural object and showcase the ways in which specific aspects of climate change can shift the ways in which we practice, educate and influence policy in cities like Hong Kong and New York.
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