Joshua G. Stein is the Mitchell Visiting Professor in AIADO. Stein is the founder of Radical Craft, a Los Angeles-based studio that advances an experimental design practice saturated in history, archaeology and craft. He received a Bachelor of Arts from UW-Madison and a Master of Architecture from UCLA. He is Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University where he also directs the Institute of Material Ecologies (T-IME).
Joshua G. Stein is the founder of Radical Craft and the co-director of the Data Clay Network (www.data-clay.org), a forum for the exploration of digital techniques applied to ceramic materials. Radical Craft (www.radical-craft.com) is a Los Angeles-based studio that advances an experimental design practice saturated in history, archaeology and craft. This inquiry inflects the production of urban spaces and artifacts by evolving newly grounded approaches to the challenges posed by virtuality, velocity, and globalization. Stein is author of Trajan’s Hollow, which examines the role of craft and reproduction in the era of digital scanning and fabrication, and co-editor of Dingbat 2.0, the first-full-length publication on the iconic Los Angeles apartment building type.
Stein has received numerous grants, awards, and fellowships, including multiple grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the AIA Upjohn research award, and the 2010-11 Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture. He is a former member of the LA Forum Board of Directors and has taught at the California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He is Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University where he also directs the Institute of Material Ecologies (T-IME).
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