University of the Underground, the tuition-free Master programme run by Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun is selected as one of the BEST OF THE YEAR by the MET (Metropolitan Museum in New York). It is the second year in a row that Nelly Ben Hayoun’s project is included in the selection!

On the 9th December 2017, Nelly Ben Hayoun will be speaking at the MET, 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