Ian Callender

Ian Callender is a New York City-based artist and designer exploring the intersection of the built environment and digital technologies.

It has become increasingly clear that those situated human experiences are incresingly dominated and defined by the digital. In pushing against this through my work, there is little distinction between provocation, prototype, and installation. Drawing from art, a sketch (in whatever medium) is a valid and sufficient expression of an idea; drawing from architecture, the resolution of that idea must carry across all scales.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts in architectural history from Brown University and is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP. He has also conducted coursework at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, as well as held professional positions in experience/exhibition design and real estate development. His work has been recognized by, among others, the Architizer A+ Awards, the SEGD Global Design Awards, and the ADC Awards; presented at conferences such as ISEA and the Media Architecture Biennale; published in ArchDaily, Hyperallergic, Designboom, and MIT’s Thresholds; and exhibited internationally.