6 March 2019
5:00PM – 7:00PM — Art + Architecture Library, 100 Cowgill Hall

OPEN SEMINAR: on the contemporary

Possible Mediums

The Open Seminar provides a space that connects history/theory to studio culture. Hosted by Professor Bedford, the Open Seminar will take a contemporary artifact of our moment (book, magazine article, film, building, conference, event, project) that raises important questions for the discipline of architecture. Copies of the artifact (where possible) are available in the library two weeks in advance. On the day, Professor Bedford will facilitate a public round-table discussion between faculty and students on issues which that artifact raises for design practice and the field at large.

The first session will be on Wednesday, March 6, 5–7pm in the Art + Architecture Library
We will discuss the book Possible Mediums, which documents the work of a young generation of American architects and designers who are engaged with pluralistic approaches to form-making that learn from an expanded field of new media, materials and graphic forms.

Two copies are available in the library (with one available to check out for a couple of days) if you would like to consult them in advance.

The second session will be on Monday, April 1, 5–7pm, in the Art + Architecture Library
We will discuss “Disorienting Phenomenology” a special issue of the journal Log, which rethinks phenomenology in architecture from the point of view of complex identity constructions and their political contestation.