University of the Underground is selected as one of the BEST OF THE YEAR by the MET (Metropolitan Museum in New York).

As a result, on the 9th December 2017, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun will be as part of In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day,  a symposium devoted to the most exciting and critical spatial projects of 2017.

This year’s selection included a number of distinguished creatives and their projects including : David Adjaye, National Museum of African American History and Culture; Marwa al-SabouniThe Battle for HomeBenjamin Bratton, The New Normal; Design EarthOf Oil and IceAvril FurnessThe Last Moments: A 360 VR Film Experience;  Amanda Levete, Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road Quarter; Johnston Marklee, 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial; Lucy McRaeThe Institute of IsolationJulie MehretuPoliticized LandscapesHeneghan Peng, The Palestinian Museum; Philippe Rahm, Jade Eco Park and others.

The event brings together international architects, artists, curators, theorists, and filmmakers, who were selected to present one new project—whether a building, a book, an artwork, or an exhibition—considered to be among the most engaging and relevant of the past year. 

The event consists of fast-paced presentations on the selected “Projects of the Year”; a conversation with a creative leader at IKEA led by Beatrice Galilee, Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met; and a panel discussion, “In Our Future: Radical Design Education,” moderated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Met. 

You can read more about the event and this year’s selection here