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DOMAIN is an architecture and urbanism studio based in Belgrade, Serbia and Syracuse, New York, led by Mitesh Dixit and Ryan Gillum. DOMAIN deliberately works without a manifesto or agenda, but insists on a method that explores the very nature of a question.  We aim to discover ‘new’ questions, as opposed to recycling existing solutions. Our method of investigation transcends scale.  We describe this method as ‘unpacking' - exposing the multiple layers, the hard & soft, the physical & critical in order to identify new hierarchies or hidden actors.This process demands an intense investigation into the local, an abject surrender to the existing, and the rejection of any singular ‘vision’.


The office works internationally on projects ranging from residential to public buildings and masterplans. Its work has been presented at the Venice Architectural Biennale (2014), Franc Centre in Orleans Museum (2014), and MIPIM Conference in Canes, France (2014), The National University of Singapore (2012), and the Inaugural Chicago Architectural Biennale (2015). DOMAIN has been in numerous publications including Domus, Metropolis Magazine, and Wallpaper. 


DOMAIN operates within the contemporary art realm and has collaborated with artists such as Wim Wenders, Armin Linke, Vincent de Rijk, Ari Versluis (Exactitudes) and Antonio Lopez Garcia, as well as curators including Chris Dercon and Julio Vaquero.


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November 26, 2018

Mitesh Dixi to moderate "The Birth Part 1" at Center for Architecture in New York City

The Birth – Part 1 is the first of two conversations exposing deeper investigations into Hip-Hop Architecture. Mitesh Dixit will moderate the session.

This is a program of  Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture.

Monday, November 26th from 6-8pm, and The Center for Architecture in New York City

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November 12, 2018

DOMAIN - Publications

DOMAIN's publication are now available on-line

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October 26, 2018

"Borders: The Architecture of Violence" Mitesh Dixit to lecture at the AA in London

As part of the 'Design Agency within Earth Systems" organized by Ed Wall (University of Greenwich), Lindsay Bremner (University of Westminster) and Alfredo Ramirez (Architecture Association), Mitesh Dixit will present "Borders: The Architecture of Violence".

 

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August 13, 2018

Mitesh Dixit interviewed by TV Telma on the Mexico/US Border

DOMAIN's Mitesh Dixit was interviewed TV Telma to share his work and discuss the inherent racism, systematic violence, and the absolute stupidly of our countries absurd and impossible desire to build a border wall between Mexico and US.

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June 30, 2018

Mitesh Dixit's AUCD 6th Ohrid Summer School "Material Contours"

Mitesh Dixit / DOMAIN Office / Syracuse University will be leading the 6th International Summer School of Architecture, organized by the School of Architecture and Design, University American College Skopje. The summer school will take place in Ohrid, Macedonia from 25 June - 2 July 2017.

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June 27, 2018

"Comparative Urban Atlas" at the 'Material Contours' Exhibition in Skopje, Macedonia

The Comparative Urban Atlas launched 27 June, 2018 at the Material Contours exhibition in Skopje, Macedonia! The result of a Syracuse Architecture graduate-level seminar led by Prof. Mitesh, the C.U.A. studies and compiles visualized data across 12 select cities around the world.

The exhibition will examine and illustrate this paradigm shift, the emergence of the geographic and the emerging tools necessary for designers to operate and shape larger scales and contexts, i.e.  Territories.

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April 18, 2018

"Comparative Urban Atlas Exhibition" at Syracuse University School of Architecture

Wednesday 18 April, 2018 - The Comparative Urban Atlas launches at Syracuse University School of Architecture. The CUA is result of a Syracuse Architecture graduate-level seminar led by Prof. Mitesh Dixit the C.U.A. studies and compiles visualized data across 12 select cities around the world.  The CUA will be part of the "Material Contours" Exhibition in Skopje, Macedonia on June 27th, 2018.

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March 14, 2018

"After Marx: Material Contours" by Mitesh Dixit at School of Architecture & Design UACS in Skopje, Macedonia

On Wednesday, 14  March, 18.00, at the School of Architecture and Design UACS in Skopje, Macedonia. Mitesh Dixit’s lecture will illustrate DOMAIN’s work in Monterrey, Mexico and the US / Mexico Border, both of which present territorial transformation via ideology. Dixit’s lecture will examine and critique Marx’s notion of Alienation, thereby exposing the relationship between architectural form and the political

University American College Skopje Blvd. Treta makedonska brigada no.60, Skopje 1000, Macedonia

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February 27, 2018

"St. Pete Next...past, present, and future" - moderated by Mitesh Dixit

"St. Pete...Next" at Studio@620 in St.Petersburg, Florida.

The symposium will discuss two of the most significant challenges of our time: rapid urbanization and climate change, in a city with many of the world’s greatest opportunities and threats. The panel will consist of Ray Arsenault / USF - St. Petersburg, Lori Brown/ Syracuse Architecture, Maya Burke/Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Tim Clemmons/ PLACE Architecture, Joseph Godlewski/Syracuse Architecture, Bob Devin Jones / Studio 620, and Sharon Wright / City of St. Petersburg, Mitesh Dixit of DOMAIN Office and Syracuse University will moderate the event.

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February 2, 2018

Material Contours – The co-dependency between territorial investigation and architecture

Floris van der Burght of DOMAIN Office and TU Delft will give an introduction lecture at the School of Architecture, 02 February at 1200 EST, to kick-off a four-day workshop for graduate students, which will provide an introduction to critical cartography, via digital mapping, Data Scrapping, and graphic representation.  Through instruction of ArcGIS and Python, the students will use mapping, search, and graphic tools to think, organize, and visualize data at multiple scales and varying mediums, in order to learn how to begin a project.

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December 27, 2017

DOMAIN launches Belgrade Studio

DOMAIN Office has launched a new research studio in Belgrade, Serbia to begin a five-year research project on the Balkans. The Belgrade Studio will be led by Creative Director Sandra Subić. The studio’s primary ambition will be to focus at the intersection of ideologies, feudalism to urbanism to communism to capitalism. The intent is to examine one site per year, in the Balkans, and compile the work into an Atlas. Employing forensics, analysis, and documentation, the work will document the intersection of conflicting ideologies at specific moments in the urban fabric, to objectively illustrate the transformations, e.g. housing, street hierarchy, mobility, landscape, ecologies, and infrastructure. The research will focus on sites where these transformations took place; these sites are perhaps the only examples, which have illustrated the ‘vision’ of both Communist and Capitalist Ideologies.



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December 21, 2017

"ON Process" Key Note Lecture by Mitesh Dixit to close 2017 Strand Conference

On Thursday, 21 December, 18.30, at the Faculty Of Architecture in Belgrade, DOMAIN's Mitesh Dixit will deliver the Keynote lecture ‘On Process’ at the closing of the fifth international STRAND conference 'ON Architecture'.

Amphitheater, Faculty Of Architecture, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73, 2nd floor

 

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December 19, 2017

"The Need for (re) Definition" by Mitesh Dixit at Faculty of Architecture, Skopje, Macedonia

DOMAIN's Mitesh Dixit will deliver his lecture "Need for (re) Definition", , Tuesday 19 December, at 1900 at Faculty of Architecture - Skopje / Архитектонски факултет Скопje / UKIM, Macedonia.

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December 15, 2017

Mitesh Dixit to close "ON Architecture" exhibition at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

On Friday, December 15th at the Gallery of Science and Technology – Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Mitesh Dixit of DOMAIN, serving as the President of the Jury, will deliver the closing remarks at the exhibition 'ON Architecture' and announce the winning exhibitions.




 



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December 7, 2017

CCdC to be on exhibit at STRAND 2017 Exhibition "ON Architecture"

On December 15th, at 1800, Mitesh Dixit, of DOMAIN Office to present the project ‘CCdC’ at the Gallery of Science and Technology – Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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December 5, 2017

Professor Mitesh Dixit featured in the Daily Orange

DOMAIN's Mitesh Dixit is featured in the latest issue of Syracuse University's Daily Orange. The essay focus on Dixit's office, teaching, research, and DOMAIN's latest ambition - The Belgrade Studio.

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September 15, 2017

"The Need for (re) Definition" Key Note Lecture by Mitesh Dixit at 2017 Strand Conference

DOMAIN's Mitesh Dixit will delivery the Key Note Lecture for the Strand Conference "ON Architecture - Case Netherlands" - The lecture will examine a fundamental question regarding our future: What is a City?

Keynote Talks will be hosted at University of Belgrade, Faculty Of Architecture, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73, 2nd floor, Belgrade, Serbia

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August 21, 2017

Mitesh Dixit to join the School of Architecture at Syracuse University

DOMAIN's Mitesh Dixit will join the faculty of Architecture at Syracuse University in New York, as an Assistant Professor of Architecture.

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July 20, 2017

DOMAIN on Instagram

We are on Instagram @ DOMAIN_Office check us out!

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July 18, 2017

Mitesh Dixit featured in City Magazine

Belgrade Journalist and Architect Ljuba Slavkovic has profiled DOMAIN's Mitesh Dixit in the Serbian Publication "City Magazine".

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February 1, 2017

Mitesh Dixit feature in the Macedonian journal 'ArhiTek'

DOMAIN's MItesh Dixit is featured in the latest issue of the Архитек journal (Arhitek.afs)...make sure to order your copy now!

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January 12, 2017

"On Process" lecture by Mitesh Dixit at Studio@620

Mesh Architecture and Studio@620 are pleased to present Mitesh Dixit of DOMAIN Office to deliver his lecture “On Process”.  Dixit’s lecture will explore the relationship between theory and practice, the question of what theory is and does, and what constitutes a definition. Through an analysis of academic and professional works, each with varying architectural typology, density, and location, Dixit will illustrate DOMAIN’s desire to find a ‘new’ definition for practice.


The lecture will take place on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at the Studio@620 Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida at 18:30.




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December 21, 2016

"Violence" - Mitesh Dixit to lecture at Knjižara Karver

Nezavisna platforma za obrazovanje SCAPES:LAB, u saradnji sa URBAR, Podgorica poziva vas na predavanje i razgovor sa arhitektom i filozofom, Miteš Diksitom u sredu, 21. decembra u 18:00 časova u sali KUD "Stanko Dragojević" (iznad knjizare Karver) u Podgorici. Događaj se organizuje u okviru višegodišnje saradnje između platforme SCAPES:LAB i studija DOMAIN OFFICE (Njujork - Roterdam) kroz nekoliko posebnih tematskih programa, kao što su "FLAT.SCAPES:LAB" u Holandiji, "Belgrade.SCAPES:LAB" i "Anatomy of a Landmark: Belgrade" u Beogradu i dr. Predavanja su održana i u Skoplju, Novom Sadu i Beogradu.

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December 16, 2016

"Death of Modernity" - Mitesh Dixit to lecture in Belgrade

Mitešovo predavanje u Beogradu, pod nazivom “Kraj modernosti” (“Death of modernity”) istraživaće ekstazu komunikacije, vrtoglavicu izazvanu preopterećenjem informacijama, kao i banalnost transparentnog društva. Da li ijedan od ovih simptoma post-moderne može da nas izvede iz 20. veka i pokaže put ka izgradnji novog čoveka? Da li možemo da nađemo značenje u zatečenom “svetu”, onom koji je već nad nama?

 

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December 9, 2016

"On Process" - Mitesh Dixit to lecture at the University St. Cyril and Methodius

Faculty of Architecture, at the University St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia presents Mitesh Dixit, of DOMAIN Office to deliver his lecture ‘On Process’.  Dixit’s lecture will explore the relationship between theory and practice, the question of what theory is and does, and what constitutes a definition. Through an analysis of three projects, each with varying architectural typology, density, and location, Dixit will illustrate DOMAIN’s desire to find a ‘new’ definition for practice.



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December 6, 2016

"Freedom" - Mitesh Dixit to lecture at Fabrika in Novi Sad, Serbia

Scapes Lab and Fabrika present Mitesh Dixit, of DOMAIN Office to deliver his lecture ‘On Process’.  Dixit’s lecture will will begin by retracing the historical accounts of human values given in the Western philosophical tradition. At the centre of the discussion will be the concept of freedom and philosophers pursuit to define it. 




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December 6, 2016

Mitesh Dixit featured in Skopje, Macedonia's Newspaper Porta 3

On Friday, December 9, at 12 o'clock in the amphitheater at the Faculty of Architecture - Skopje, a lecture and a conversation with architect and philosopher Miteš Dixit will be held. The event is a result of the collaboration between the independent educational platform SCAPES: LAB , the Faculty of Architecture - Skopje.

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December 1, 2016

"Failure" - Mitesh Dixit to lecture at at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Niš:

An intimate and personal exploration into the beautiful and necessary failures of a contemporary practice.

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December 1, 2016

"On Heritage" - Mitesh Dixit to lecture at the KreNi 2 Conference

Mitesh Dixit will kickoff the KreNi Creative Conference in Niš, Serbia with his lecture "On Heritage"

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November 16, 2016

BALKAN TALKS - MITESH DIXIT

As part of the US State Department’s Traveling Professor program, Architect and Philosopher, Mitesh Dixit of DOMAIN Office, will travel on behalf of the United States to deliver a series  of lectures on ideology as it relates to architecture, urbanism, and design.



KRENI - Konferencija kreativnih industrija
February 15, 2016

"On Process" lecture by Mitesh Dixit at Columbia University GSAPP

Columbia University - GSAAP invites Mitesh Dixit, of DOMAIN Office to deliver his lecture ‘On Process’. The lecture will take place on Monday, February 15th, 2016 at Avery Hall, room 113, New York City, at 1330



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December 2, 2015

DOMAIN Passport

DOMAIN Passport shows a quick overview of our projects.
December 1, 2015

CP In Chicago: Magazine Prelaunch

Complex Projects In Chicago studio will present the magazine Issue #1 - Decline. It will be the closing event for the 3 month stay in Chicago.

The event will take place on Tuesday December 1 at ARCHEWORKS at 19:00.

 

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November 30, 2015

DOMAIN launches Website

November 6, 2015

Mitesh Dixit "Freedom" at ARCHEWORKS

Mitesh Dixit has been invited to give the last closing presentation of CP In Chicago Public Lectures.

Friday November 6 from 17.30 at ARCHEWORKS.

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October 8, 2015

"On Process" lecture by Mitesh Dixit at Hanyang University

Hanyang University School of Architecture invites Mitesh Dixit, of DOMAIN Office to deliver his lecture ‘On Process’.

The lecture will take place on Thursday October 8 at Faculty of Architecture, Seoul, Korea at 17:00.

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October 7, 2015

"On Process" lecture by Mitesh Dixit at Korea National University of Arts

The lecture will take place on Wednesday October 7 at Architecture, Art department, Korea National University of Arts in Seoul at 14:00.

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September 30, 2015

Bnieuws interview with Complex Projects Chair Editor Mitesh Dixit.

DOMAIN's Mitesh Dixit sits down with the editors of Bnieuws to discuss his research studio examining the region defined by the US / Mexican Border.

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September 10, 2015

Mitesh Dixit will open ARCHEWORKS Fall 2015 Lecture series

Complex Projects In Chicago presents the inaugural lecture by Mitesh Dixit: "In Chicago, in search of a region’s ideology".

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September 7, 2015

‘The Need for Definition’, lecture by Mitesh Dixit at UDEM

Dixit’s lecture will explore the relationship between theory and practice, the question of what theory is and does, and what constitutes a definition. He will also situate the emergence of ‘critical theory’ in the history of Intellectual thought and, through an analysis of academic and professional works, illustrate DOMAIN’s desire to find a ‘new’ theory for practice.

The lecture will take place on Monday September 7 at Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design, Av. Ignacio Morones Prieto 4500 - San Pedro Garza García, N.L. México. at 18:00.
August 8, 2015

CCdC published by archisearch.gr



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July 9, 2015

archisearch.gr published CCC



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June 1, 2015

Complex Projects featured on Domus 992, June 2015 issue

The chair of Complex Projects​ is featured in this month issue of Domus​ magazine.

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April 25, 2015

Building Z published by archisearch.gr



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April 9, 2015

Mitesh Dixit at MOVIEMENT- International Film School Meeting in Lleida, Spain

This Thursday, 09 April, Fundació Sorigué has invited Mitesh Dixit, of DOMAIN Office to MOVIEMENT - an International Film School gathering, which brings together international students and professionals from the world of cinema, arts and theory.

Dixit will give two lectures, as part of the 1 day Master-class: The Need for Definition & The Death of Modernity.

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April 1, 2015

Mitesh Dixit lecture at “Belgrade.SCAPES:LAB / I Think BG” Conference

Mitesh Dixit, of DOMAIN Office, will give a lecture on the necessity and co-dependency of Theory & Practice.

The event will take place on Saturday April 4 at the Center for Cultural Decontamination – CZKD, Belgrade at 17:00.

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February 18, 2015

"Violence", a lecture by Mitesh Dixit at ARCHEWORKS, Chicago

Dixit's lecture will examine the dominant ideologies of vision from Modernity to the embedded violence of our contemporary ocular-centric system.
It'll take place on Wednesday February 18, at 19:00.

Space is limited, please RSVP: info@archeworks.org

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Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 124
11050 | Belgrade
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