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By Kirk Finkel - a digital artist with a focus on architecture and urban design. In 2011, Kirk co-founded the Hither Yon collective. Together, they were exhibited in Rome, Milan, Copenhagen and Berlin. From 2013-2017, he practiced as an architectural designer at Cooper Robertson in New York and taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University. In 2017, Kirk co-founded and led creative direction at Sndbox; a blockchain-centric design lab. Kirk opened his design practice
untitled, xyz in 2020. Today, his work explores architecture and urbanism infused with the tenets and tools of emerging technology.
Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (MsAUD), Columbia University, GSAPP. 2014.
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), Cornell University, AAP. 2011.
Guest Lecturer - Blockchain Urbanism: Exploring The Future of Decentralized Design Practice (link)
Columbia University, Urban Design Lecture Series. 2018.
Guest Speaker and Panelist - Blockchain Resiliency and Community Impact.
Resiliency Roundtable, The World Bank. 2017.
Guest Speaker - Cryptocurrency and Art.
Workshop at Con Artist Collective NYC, 2017. [with Sndbox]
Adjust Assistant Professor - The Urban Ecology Studio, FUTURE CITY DETROIT.
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. 2015.
Instructor - Sustainable Urbanization: New Designs for the Future City.
Columbia University, Urban Design Lab. 2014.
Crypto Renaissance - Exhibition on blockchain use-cases and creativity.
100 Bogart Gallery. 2018. Brooklyn, US [as Sndbox]
Steem Park - Community garden funded through cryptocurrency.
Herbert Von King Park. 2017. Brooklyn, US [as Sndbox]
NEST - Public art installation.
NYC DOT Arts Program. 2016. Staten Island, US.
techne - Exhibition on contemporary craft in art and architecture.
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art. 2014. Copenhagen, DK [as Hither Yon]
Kulturpark - Public art installation and ideas competition.
Spreepark in Plänterwald. 2012. Berlin, DE [as Hither Yon]
No Illusion - Art exhibition.
Kreuzberg Pavillon. 2012. Kassel, DE [as Hither Yon]
Id, Ego, Superego - Mural installation and exhibition.
Traffic Konzept + Film. 2012. Berlin, DE [as Hither Yon]
FRAME Work - Art exhibition.
Grimmuseum. 2011. Berlin, DE [as Hither Yon]
The Hither Yon Collective - Mural installation and exhibition.
Curated by Carlotta Testori. 2011. Milano, IT [as Hither Yon]