Paul Guzzardo

Paul Guzzardo is a designer and lawyer based in St. Louis and Buenos Aires. Guzzardo maps the devolving state of the American public sphere. He is interested in epistemology and where urban designers, traditional creative practitioners and collectors fit, and or don't, in a zoomed out digitized culture. His research is out on the street. It's where he designs protocols for data sampling. He uses the street as a platform to assemble networks to critique the network. And he looks to the street as the place to probe how we're being changed by the sweep of information technologies.

His design praxis includes: nightclubs, outdoor multimedia projections, street-front media-labs, street theatre, remix concerts, gallery installations and documentary film. He exploits these venues and disciplines to design epistemic gear _ maps_ for navigating through this digital minefield. His writings have appeared in blogs, academic monograms and popular journals, including AD Architectural Design, Urban Design (UK), and Displaced with Michael Sorkin and George Ranalli. As a Fellow, Guzzardo has been involved in Exploring the Digital City and the Cartographers Dilemma, in which, with Lorens Holm, he has been working on recursive urbanism.

His earlier Geddes institute lecture A Hackerspace for Myth Making is now an e-book on the Institute's Working Papers site: A Hackerspace for Myth Making - The Manual. Guzzardo is currently the Plaintiff in lawsuit against Washington University of St. Louis, Emily Pulitzer, and the St. Louis cultural precinct Grand Center: 1422-CC08992. Excerpts from the lawsuit will be read at ARCHITECTURE_MPS THE MEDIATED CITY – Part Two – Los Angeles, as part of the performance-installation POSSE°S | PROTOCOLS | PERP°WALKS.