22 October 2020
with Lukas Hug & Emi Lorincz
Blockchain as a technology is mostly known through cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and the understanding of it rarely goes beyond a vague idea of speculative investments and young tech-savvy millionaires. Yet blockchain has the potential to affect vast swathes of public and private life, by promising maximal transparency while maintaining the privacy of its actors. In the eighth talk of the seminar week, the studio spoke to Lukas Hug from the digital asset bank Sygnum, and Emi Lorincz, Director Sales & Business Development at Ledger.
Lukas Hug holds a Master’s degree in international affairs and a Bachelor degree in business and economics. In 2018 he joined Sygnum and became vice president of product management and digital assets AML SME. Sygnum is a globally operating, regulated Digital Asset Bank, founded in 2017. The company aims to empower institutional, corporate, and private investors, as well as banks and other financial institutions, to invest in the digital asset economy. Lukas Hug main focus is on digital transformation, banking and blockchain technology.
Emi Lorincz professional background ranges from corporate finance to aircraft financing and later to commodity trading. Since 2017 her focus has been directed towards the evolving world of start-ups around digital assets and blockchain technology. Bringing a wealth of work experience from the traditional markets and the field of cryptocurrencies, she enjoys combining these two worlds to help companies benefit from both. Dedicated to increasing the usage and adoption of cryptocurrencies, Emi is engaged in rolling-out the enterprise-grade solution of the security company Ledger while serving on the council of the Bancor Foundation and on the board of the Crypto Valley Association.
Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich
19–22 October 2020
The Architecture Foundation presents a week of seminars from 19-22 October 2020 curated by Studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zürich exploring the architecture of crisis. Invited speakers include Carolyn Steel, Summer Islam, Paloma Gormley and others in the disciplines of architecture, politics and economics. Across 9 talks over 4 days, panelists will be asked to reflect upon the unit's posed question: What is Next?
London, United Kingdom
8 April 2021
Caruso St John is among the six shortlisted teams for the National Gallery NG200 competition. The project will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary, working on its historic structure and visitor experience.
Live-stream from Leuven, Belgium
8 April 2021
Adam Caruso participated in the 2020 Bauwelt Kongress, with a lecture entitled 'What is it Worth?', on reading the city and speculating about what its future might hold. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Kaye Geipel and Lina Ghotmeh.
Following a period of isolation at the start of the Lockdown, Adam Caruso met host Matthew Blunderfield online to discuss teaching at ETH Zurich, the work of Pierre Huyghe, and the series of monographs on lesser-known Modernist architects he co-edits with with his partner, Helen Thomas.
Adam Caruso contributes an essay to the Autumn 2020 issue of Superposition, discussing the modernities of Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer’s ADGB Trade Union School, and Jony Ive at Norman Foster's Apple Headquarters seen through the lens of Andreas Gursky.
To celebrate its anniversary, the Heong Gallery has created a video looking back at the five years since its transformation from an Edwardian stable block into a public gallery showing modern and contemporary art.
Adam Caruso contributes an article to the October Issue of Domus, outlining how on the failure of architecture to address the imbalances of contemporary life has motivated him to look again, in practice and with students at the ETH, at the ideological and programmatic promises of modernism.
Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich
20 October 2020
with Marlise Blaser, Katharina Lehmann, Summer Islam & Paloma Gormley
Adam Caruso will give an online lecture entitled, 'What Future for the City' as part of the 11th DAAD festival in Bratislava, Slovakia. The lecture will be at 20.00 (CET) and will be followed by a conversation with Architect Henrieta Moravčikova. The festival runs from 26 October to 1 November.