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FF – Distance Edition: Rael San Fratello
The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work on the boards.

This fall and winter, the League’s monthly First Friday series is shifting to a new online format and day of the week: Thursday. Expanding our reach beyond New York City, each event will explore design practices that operate in multiple roles—coupling architecture with initiatives including design advocacy, fabrication research, and community engagement. 

Each program, conducted onsite at an office or recent project, will consist of brief presentations about the practice and its work, relationship to the local context, and impetus for creating alternative modes of practice. An informal conversation with attendees will follow.

On Thursday, November 5, the event will be hosted by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the “alchemists” and architects behind Oakland-based studio Rael San Fratello and the 3-D printing make-tank Emerging Objects. Other than “rethinking the way sensuous and sustainable objects and buildings can be made from the ground up,” their work also speculates about the social agency of design, particularly along the US-Mexico borderlands. The partners will speak directly from Antonito, Colorado, where they will show one of their most recent projects, MUD Frontiers / Casa Covida.

This event is free and open to League members. To become a member, visit:

Non-members $5 ticket reservations will open two weeks before the event. Please visit for more information.

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Nov 5, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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