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  • The Lowe-Wilkie Farm: It's Heritage and Future

    Cross Plains | Dates: 12 May, 2014

    Cross Plains residents and architectural historians Anne Biebel and Mary Jane Hamilton will discuss their research on the Lowe-Wilkie farm complex in the town of Cross Plains. The property now is being used as an interpretive site by the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Other participants will include Joyce Lowe, the last living member of the Lowe family to reside at the farm, and former friends of James and Jane Wilkie: Lauren Everard and Jeanne (Olson) Hillebrand. We are proud to hold this event in celebration of Wisconsin Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month.

    Location:
    St. Martin's Lutheran Church 
    2427 Church St 
    Cross Plains, WI

  • The 5000LB Life: The Energy Issue

    New York | Dates: 10 May, 2014
    Symposium
    Saturday, May 10, 2014 2:00pm
    New York Times Center

    A symposium on energy and architecture organized by The Architectural League of New York and GSAPP.

    The event is open and free to the public, though RSVP via email to rsvp@archleague.org is required.

    The Five Thousand Pound Life is an initiative of The Architectural League of New York on new ways of thinking, talking, and acting on architecture, climate change, and our economic future. It is supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

    The Energy Issue is a Columbia University GSAPP initiative to make energy a cultural issue, launched in partnership with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. Follow @theenergyissue on Twitter for updates.


  • Durst Conference: From Port to People: Reinventing Urban Waterfronts

    New York | Dates: 25 Apr, 2014
    For centuries, ports and harbors have played a seminal role in the development of commerce and cities. They evolved as a means of defense and of transportation—for both goods and people. Waterfronts were intense zones of use, dominated by piers, warehouses, markets and manufacturing workshops. Industrialization and increases in trade only reinforced the significance of water access, and harbors became an even more important asset of cities.

    Over the course of the last half century, however, changes in shipping and trade have fundamentally reshaped the physical relationship between port areas and the cities that grew up around them. Advances in land transportation, new technologies for cargo handling, and the physical space required by containerization made many inner-city port facilities obsolete, drastically reducing the number of people whose livelihoods are made along the shore.

    These changes have been felt by cities around the world, some as early as the 1960s and 1970s and some only more recently. Yet despite the disparity in time, the challenge has been the same: how to reclaim the waterfront for development, recreation or culture in a way that synthetically reconnects it to the city and the people it serves. Doing so is not a simple matter of physical planning; it often involves overcoming the challenges of contaminated lands, reluctant neighboring communities and environmental regulation that closely circumscribes what can be built (or rebuilt) in or along the water.

    The reactivation of redundant “working waterfront” lands occurred first in industrially advanced countries in Europe and the US, in cities such as New York and London. Containerization left central city dockyards and piers silent, and the second half of the twentieth century saw ambitious—and not always successful—efforts to repurpose them. Today, similar changes are taking place in rapidly industrializing and growing cities in the Eastern Europe, Asia, and South America. The different stages and nature of such transformation processes will be the subject of the one-day symposium From Port to People: Reinventing Urban Waterfronts, which will look closely at the experience of waterfront redevelopment in four cities: Istanbul, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro.

    As early as the 1970s, New York spearheaded waterfront redevelopment, revitalizing parts of lower Manhattan through development projects such as Battery Park City and the South Street Seaport. Since then, other parts of New York’s formerly working waterfront have been rezoned from non-residential uses to mixed-use, and redevelopment is taking place at a fast pace. Spurred in part by the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, Rio de Janeiro is moving ahead with a wildly ambitious plan to redevelop a major segment of its urban port zone—including the construction of underground roadways, new rail lines and significant new commercial development. Istanbul is likewise moving forward on significant waterfront projects, including the recent privatization of one of its former commercial ports as part of an effort to create a new district for tourism. In contrast, Mumbai’s waterfront has long been overlooked as part of the city’s development plans—though the opening of a new subway along the eastern side of the city has focused attention on the potential of the city’s eastern waterfront.

    The symposium will consider these realized, ongoing, and planned waterfront revitalization projects, investigating the challenges and opportunities that waterfront development presents for planners, developers and cities. Focusing among other areas on governance, finance, transportation planning, and design, panelists will explore what these waterfront cities can learn from each other in an effort to identify solutions and ideas that can help ease the exciting transition along the waterfront “from port to people.”

    Schedule

    9:15–9:30am
    Welcome & Conference Goals
    Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University GSAPP
    Kate Ascher

    9:30–10am
    Cities on the Water: A Historic Overview
    Studio-X Directors will present their respective cities in the context of their waterfront history, ports and harbors. The presentations identify and locate the sites of current port redevelopment projects that are of primary interest, and introduce the different issues at play.

    Mumbai:   Rajeev Thakker
    Istanbul:   Selva Gürdoğan
    Rio de Janeiro:  Pedro Rivera

    10–11am
    Urban Mobility: Access to and from the Waterfront
    The first panel discusses the link that exists between waterfront uses, infrastructure and development. Creating access to the waterfront plays a crucial role in the implementation and success of redevelopment projects, bringing people to and from jobs, recreation, and living—particularly in areas with no pre-existing infrastructure. How do you connect people from both the city’s heart and outlying areas to the old and new waterfront and beyond? The panel will examine issues of job access, infrastructure, governance, and management.
    Facilitator:   Tom Fox
    Istanbul:   Haluk Gerçek
    Mumbai:   Pankaj Joshi
    New York:   Helena Durst
    Rio de Janeiro:  Verena Andreatta

    11–11:15am
    Break

    11:15–12:15pm
    Envisioning & Financing Development
    In this panel, real estate developers will examine the strategies that guide their investments in waterfront developments. How are they different from typical developments? What are the risks? How have waterfront developments been financed? How do local regulations (e.g. coastal zoning laws) influence investment strategies? The panel will compare the underlying economic context, finance mechanisms, and development approaches in the four cities.
    Facilitator:   Vishaan Chakrabarti
    Istanbul:   Serdar Bilgili
    Mumbai:   Surendra Hiranandani
    New York:   Paul Januszewski
    Rio de Janeiro:  Gregory Vaca

    12:15–1pm
    Lunch

    1–2pm
    Identifying the Legal and Regulatory Framework
    The first panel sets the stage by discussing the various political challenges and legal hurdles that frame waterfront development, identifying the factors that impact the speed and nature of waterfront projects. What are the different levels of government and types of oversight involved in the planning and implementation of redevelopment schemes? Issues of governance, development rights, land-use regulations and ownership will be covered.
    Facilitator:   Jesse Keenan
    Istanbul:   Ulaş Akın
    Mumbai:   Sulakshana Mahajan
    Rio de Janeiro:  Vitor Hugo dos Santos


    2–3pm
    From Port to People: Shaping Public Space
    It is people who create successful urban spaces. How do we design waterfronts for the public’s access, use and benefit? What is the role of community and cultural heritage in the creation of new urban conditions? The panel will discuss various strategies proposed by designers and planners that enable the activation and transformation of these waterfronts to benefit more than just the development community alone.
    Facilitator:   Geeta Mehta
    Istanbul:   Sibel Bozdogan
    Mumbai:   P K Das
    New York:   Regina Myer
    Rio de Janeiro:  Washington Fajardo

    3–3:30pm
    Break

    3:30–4:30pm
    Now What? Planning for the Future
    Having discussed a wide range of issues and case studies, this last panel explores ideas and lessons that may be transferred from one place to another. How might the experiences of an ‘early adapter’ like New York or an ‘innovator’ like Rio help structure thinking about waterfront developments still in very early stages, e.g. the eastern waterfront in Mumbai? How do specific local contexts hinder or limit such transfer of ideas and knowledge?
    Facilitator:   Kate Ascher
    Istanbul:   Alexis Şanal
    Mumbai:   Rahul Mehrotra
    New York:   Richard Plunz
    Rio de Janeiro:  Shawn Amsler

    4:30pm–4:45pm
    Closing Remarks
    Vishaan Chakrabarti, Columbia University GSAPP

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  • Baumgartner + Uriu: Apertures

    Los Angeles | Dates: 11 Apr – 18 May, 2014

    Apertures reflects a current architectural discourse of digital ecologies, emphasizing the relationship between the natural world and advances in digital technology, which leads to a new type of interactive, organic buildings. The installation focuses on a symbiotic relationship between nature, building morphologies, and material expression.

    Rooted in B+U’s work and ongoing research, Apertures challenges the notion of an architectural opening as a static object. Moreover, it aims to redefine the DNA of a window both in terms of its appearance and materiality, as well as its nature as an object in continuous flux, responding to its environment through movement or sound. The pavilion and its apertures are designed to physically engage the visitor with the architectural work through sensors and sound feedback loops creating an immersive spatial environment in which the visitor can experience their own biorhythms.

    Apertures are the architectural catalysts for the installation design, being defined as objects within a larger building object that differ from its host in terms of morphology and performance. They are disruptive features to the overall building mass, but are able to interact with their environment, focusing on a symbiotic relationship between nature, building morphologies, and material expression.

    Baumgartner + Uriu challenge the notion of an architectural opening as a static object by re-defining the DNA of a window, both in terms of its appearance and materiality, as well as its nature as an object in continuous flux, responding to its environment through movement or sound.

    The 16-foot-tall, thin shell structure was designed to solely rely on its extremely thin surface (1/8”) as support, requiring no additional structural elements. Structure and surface are collapsed into a single component supported through its shape, creased surfaces and material strength only. Each one of the 172 panels is unique in terms of its shape. They are CNC milled from polyurethane foam, heat formed out of thermoplastic polymer resin, and then laminated together into a single object.

    Unique to this project is the proposal of building as organism, challenging how architecture can interface with its users and its environment in a much more intuitive way. This entails both the use of technology to augment its performance and a design aesthetic that is incongruous and can incorporate analog features into a digital design process.

    The project also offers a radically new design approach to sustainable design, emphasizing an Architecture in-between nature and technology that can operate as an interactive building organism where multiple discrete features operate simultaneously and independently. In this case sound is used to bridge the gap between the natural and the artificial, allowing the visitor to experience their own biorhythms.

    Download the exhibition poster

    About Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U) Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu, the founders of Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U), are an internationally recognized design duo operating at the forefront of contemporary design. Their design process can be described as driven by digital techniques and advanced computation that utilizes new technologies and material resources. B+U’s work consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design, experimenting with new spatial concepts, and intensifying existing urban landscapes in pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design.

    B+U recently exhibited at the FRAC Center in Orleans, France; the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, California; and the 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. Two monographs have been published on Baumgartner and Uriu’s work. It has also been widely published and discussed in books, magazines and newspapers. The firm was recently awarded with the Maxine Frankel Award for design research, the AIA national award for emerging professionals and the Architizer A+Award for sustainability. www.bplusu.com


  • Colloquium on Pre-Columbian Architecture & Urbanism in Mexico

    Austin | Dates: 25 Apr, 2014
    The colloquium will provide an overview of contemporary developments in the study and conservation of these monumental sites in southern Mexico. Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, who are responsible of sites, projects, and archaeological sites in Oaxaca and Yucatán will present the findings on architecture and urbanism on important pre-Columbian sites. The visiting archeologist to UT Austin will share their academic progress on the more recent projects and will reflect on the major challenges to perform actions for conservation for three World Heritage sites such as Monte Albán, Mitla-Yagul, Ruta Puuc and Uxmal. The presentations will also include other sites that have been recently explored such as Atzompa and Yucundaa in the region of Oaxaca. 

    Please notice that some presentations will be given in Spanish with slides in English. This event will be held in LLILAS-Benson Conference room.

    PROGRAM

    8:45am Welcome
    9:00 - 9:30 The architecture of Monte Alban and its long path to integral conservation.
    Nelly M. Robles García. Presentation in English
    9:30 - 10:00 The Archeological Project of the Monumental Site of Atzompa, Oaxaca.
    Jaime Vera Estrada y Leobardo Pacheco Arias. Presentation in Spanish with slides in English
    10:00 - 10:15 Break
    10:15 - 10:45 Yagul & Mitla in Oaxaca, New UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    Jorge Ríos Allier y Guillermo Ramón Celis. Presentation in Spanish with slides in English
    10:45 - 11:15 Yucundaa. “Cacicazgo’s” Architecture in the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca.
    Olga Landa Alarcón. Presentation in Spanish with slides in English
    11:15 - 11:45 Uxmal & Route Puuc. Investigation and Conservation Development
    José Huchim Herrera y Lourdes Toscano. Presentation in Spanish with slides in English
    11:45 - 12:00 Conclusions and Closing Remarks
    Benjamin Ibarra & Logan Wagner
    12:00 - 1:00 Snacks and refreshments
  • Nic Clear: 15x15: Fifteen Years of Unit 15

    Ithaca | Dates: 28 Apr, 2014

    "After the age of architecture-sculpture we are now in the time of cinematographic factitiousness; literally as well as figuratively, from now on architecture is only a movie." — Paul Virilio, The Aesthetics of Disappearance

    For 15 years Nic Clear has been using the moving image in the construction of new architectural possibilities through the work of a postgraduate design unit, Unit 15, that uses the moving image to generate, develop, and represent architectural projects.

    Students in Unit 15 do not make films of their projects, the film is the project; however, film does not simply mean linear narrative-based work of conventional cinema, the moving image can also be used in installations, performance-based work, and incorporated into computer games and augmented reality. Students are encouraged to use the most appropriate means to effectively describe their ideas.

    The exhibition features 100 films and animations produced over the last 15 years as a way of exploring new modes of architectural space, representation, and practice. The films encompass a wide variety of techniques, from stop-frame animation, performance, and motion graphics, to sophisticated computer-generated imagery. The work demonstrates a unique approach to both content and form, and suggests new possibilities for architectural production.

    Having previously taught and directed programs at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Clear is currently the head of the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Greenwich.

  • Adaptive Precedents

    Ithaca | Dates: 21 – 27 Apr, 2014

    "It is not the strongest species that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." — Charles Darwin

    Adaptation is not just a tool or technique, it is a necessary aspect of architectural development through time.

    The concept of adaptation in architecture is not a new one, rather it is one of the oldest. A survey of global architecture turns up a wide variety and curious convergences of innovative design strategies, material practicalities, and environmental intrigues that combine to bring about architectures grounded — sometimes quite literally — to their site, their environment, and their function.

    Through a series of research investigations, analytical drawings, and careful observations, a selection of these architectures, which span the globe from hot and humid jungles to dry cold windswept tundras are presented, each demonstrating their particularities of material, site, atmosphere, and use.

    Under the guidance of Associate Professor Val Warke and Visiting Assistant Professor Iñaqui Carnicero, and the teaching associates, Deborah Chang (M.Arch. '13), Vivian Shao Chen (M.Arch. '13), Caio Barboza (B.Arch. '13), Kyle Shumman (B.Arch. '13), and Andrew Hart (M.Arch.II '13), this exhibition presents the assembled analytical research of the freshman design studio, which will be presented in the form of a publication later this semester.

  • Prescriptions for Urban Ailments: Planning Solutions of the 1920s–40s

    Ithaca | Dates: 20 Apr – 08 Jun, 2014

    From the Roaring Twenties to the New Deal era, planners, civic leaders, and other reformers diagnosed urban ailments and prescribed new interventions to treat them. The young profession of city planning pointed to the debilitating effects of congestion and sprawl, as large metropolitan areas grew up and out. The negative aspects of automobiles were already becoming noticeable in urban areas. Planning as a profession evolved alongside a growing demand for improvements to urban mobility, safety, and parking.

    This exhibition explores these planning approaches through items drawn from the architecture and city planning collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library.

    The exhibition is organized by Assistant Professor Jennifer Minner, CRP, and Liz Muller, assistant director and curator of Media and Digital Collections, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

  • Hellstrip Gardening: Paradise at the Curb

    Boston | Dates: 21 May, 2014
    Evelyn Hadden, Author and Landscape Designer
    1 Session: Wednesday, May 21, 6:30–8:30pm
    Location: Hunnewell Building

    From coast to coast, overlooked landscapes languish in parking strips and alongside driveways and alleys. These semi-public spaces don't often support healthy lawns, but they can host thriving gardens that add beauty and provide ecological services, dramatically improving their surroundings. Though curbside gardens present many challenges, their potential rewards can tempt you to give that leftover a make-over. Evelyn Hadden will address issues such as car, foot, and paw traffic; utility and maintenance equipment; restricted root zones, contaminated soil; covenants and city regulations and present dozens of plants and ideas for increasing the green in your neighborhood. For discussion purposes, send images of successful hellstrips that you have seen, or alternatively, plantings that haven’t lived up to the challenges in advance of the class.

    Fee $15 member, $25 nonmember

  • Mariana Griswold van Rensselaer: A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age

    Boston | Dates: 19 May, 2014
    Judith Major, PhD, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University
    1 Session: Monday, May 19, 7:00–8:30pm
    Location: Hunnewell Building

    Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer (1851-1934) was one of the premier figures in landscape writing and design at the turn of the twentieth century, at a moment when the amateur pursuit of gardening and the increasingly professionalized landscape design field were beginning to diverge. Her close relationship with Frederick Law Olmsted influenced her ideas on landscape gardening, and her interest in botany and geology shaped the ideas upon which her philosophy and art criticism were based. Judith Major presents the first in-depth study of the versatile critic and author, revealing Van Rensselaer’s vital role in this moment in the history of landscape architecture.

    Fee $10 member, $15 nonmember
    Offered in collaboration with the Friends of Fairsted
  • 2014 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour

    Atlanta | Dates: 10 – 11 May, 2014
    Tour Atlanta’s Finest Private Gardens

    Saturday - Sunday, May 10 - 11
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Celebrating 30 years of beauty, the 2014 Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour showcases eleven spectacular private gardens representing the finest in garden design. Delight in exploring exquisite design and enchanting planting ideas.

    The Tour is an annual Mother’s Day Weekend tradition since 1984 with proceeds benefitting the Garden.

    Garden Tour Descriptions
    Learn About the Tour
    Ticket FAQs

    Know Before You Go

    Member Tickets
    Non-Member Tickets

    $20 Member Advance Ticket (April 8 – May 9)
    $25 Advance Ticket (April 1 – May 9)
    $30 Day of Tour (cash or check only)
    Children Under 12 Free

    Tickets available at Garden Admissions until May 9, at Select Retailers or directly at the Tour Locations the day of Tour.

    Online tickets purchased between May 1 and May 8 will be held for pick-up at Will-Call. Convenience fee of $1.00 added to each ticket purchased online. Online purchasing available until May 8.


  • Step inside SCADpad, next generation urban housing at SCAD Atlanta

    Atlanta | Dates: 26 – 27 Apr, 2014

    Explore SCADpad, next generation urban housing created by SCAD students and professors, at this free exhibition open to the public.

    Three experimental micro housing units will be on display noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, and 1-3 p.m., Sunday, April 27.

    Learn more about SCADpad.

  • School of Constructed Environments Exhibition

    New York | Dates: 20 – 23 May, 2014

    his exhibition presents drawings, models, and prototypes created by graduating students of the Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Product Design programs in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons. The thesis show takes place in the studio space created by the Parsons Design Workshop -- the school's signature design-build program -- where work desks and adjacent spaces convert to exhibition space.

    Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

    This event is part of Parsons Festival 2014: www.newschool.edu/parsonsfestival.

    Free; No tickets or reservations required.

  • Parsons Festival 2014

    New York | Dates: 25 Apr – 24 May, 2014

    Established to showcase the creativity, innovation, and scholarship of Parsons students in a diverse range of disciplines, the Parsons Festival offers an array of exciting thesis exhibitions, presentations, installations, workshops, symposia, gallery openings, and special events.

    Parsons Festival 2014 continues a tradition of presenting our students' visual work and the depth of their learning, but it also highlights the collaborative, cross-disciplinary interaction and social engagement that characterize our programs. This year's festival is once again part of NYCxDESIGN, a citywide initiative to celebrate New York City's contributions to and embrace of design.

    The 2014 festival lineup represents the breadth of Parsons graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college offerings in architecture, art and design history and theory, communication and graphic design, design strategies and management, design and technology, fashion design, fine arts, interior design, integrated and transdisciplinary design, lighting design, photography, product design, and urban design.

    For a full schedule of events, visit our website: www.newschool.edu/parsonsfestival.

  • Maureen Footer: George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic

    New York | Dates: 30 Apr, 2014

    George Stacey rose to prominence in the 1930s with projects for fashion high-priestess Diana Vreeland and commissions for socialites with last names such as Astor, Paley, Harriman, and Whitney.  His work—avidly covered at the time by Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, House & Garden and Town & Country—defined American chic.  This is the first book to chronicle the life, far reaching aesthetic legacy, and historical context of the groundbreaking American designer. The author, interior designer Maureen Footer, will give a lecture and sign books at a reception immediately following the lecture. 

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

    Register for this event

    Or call 212-472-1500 x405

  • Two Generations of Design: Vladimir Kagan and Amy Lau

    New York | Dates: 14 May, 2014

    The celebrated furniture designer Vladimir Kagan recalls his 60-year career in a discussion about the timelessness of good modern design, comparing notes with Amy Lau, one of today’s leading interior designers – and one of his biggest fans.

    NYSID Auditorium, 170 East 70th Street, NYC. 
    $12 General Admission
    $10 Seniors and Non-NYSID Students
    NYSID Students are Free

    Register for this event

    Or call 212-472-1500 x405

  • Art & the Urban Garden 2014

    Chicago | Dates: 25 Apr – 01 Jun, 2014

    Art & the Urban Garden
    Lillstreet Gallery
    April 25 – June 1

    Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-8pm

    After the success of its first two years, Lillstreet Gallery is pleased to announce the third annual “Art & the Urban Garden” exhibition. With last year’s show spanning planters, pots, birdhouses, lanterns, flags, sculptures and photographs, Lillstreet is excited to welcome another series of innovative, ecologically- minded art into the gallery.

    This year’s arists include: Marion Angelica, Janet Austin, Karen Avery, Alisa Banks, Christina Boy, Jessica Brandl, Meredith Brickell, Eva Champagne, Chris Chaney, Clay Cunningham, Heather Mae Erickson, Paul Eshelman, Daniel Farnum, Adam Field, Brett Freund, Rachel K. Garceau, Barbara Grunewald, Rain Harris, Linda Hoffhines, Meredith Host, Sarah Kaiser, Ann Marie Kennedy, Kristen Kieffer, TaeHoon Kim, Karin Kittelson, Justin Lambert, Martina Lantin, Deborah Lecce, Melissa Lee, Tammy Marinuzzi, Susan McBride, Karen McPherson, CJ Niehaus, Sean O’Connell, Justin Rothshank, Stacy Snyder, Josh Stover, Kyla Toomey, and Christy Wetzig.

  • Lecture: Christopher Baker

    Chicago | Dates: 06 May, 2014

    Tuesday May 6, 2014. Doors open at 6 pm.
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    Chicago-based artist Christopher Baker will lecture on Tuesday, May 6, as part of our 2014 Spring Talks series. Christopher’s work became the cover and back cover of our Conflict issue (work shown above) and we are really happy to have him speak about his recent work.

    Christopher Baker is an artist whose work engages the rich collection of social, technological and ideological networks present in the urban landscape. He creates artifacts and situations that reveal and generate relationships within and between these networks. Baker’s award-winning work has been featured extensively online, in print and internationally in festivals, galleries and museums. Since completing a Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Media Arts at the University of Minnesota, Baker has held visiting artist positions at Kitchen Budapest, an experimental media lab in Hungary, and Minneapolis college of Art and Design. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art and Technology Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

    The event will be hosted by The Logan Share, a co-working space in Logan Square run by George and Sarah Aye from the Greater Good Studio. Housed in a former furniture warehouse, this building benefits from 3,500 sq ft of lofted workspace, with white washed floors and ceiling, 45′ of north facing windows and 14′ ceilings. For more information about The Logan Share, please visit www.loganshare.com.

    What: Lecture by Christopher Baker
    When: Tuesday May 6, 2014. Doors open at 6 pm. Lecture starts at 6:30 pm.
    Where: The Logan Share – 2864 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago (Logan Square Stop Blue Line)
    Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation at the door)
    Registration: Yes as space is limited.

  • Drawing on Architecture

    London | Dates: 04 – 25 May, 2014

    PRIVATE VIEW SATURDAY 3RD MAY 5pm – 8pm

    Throughout its forty year history, the Society of Architectural Illustration has had within its membership and council some of the world’s leading and respected topographical and perspective artists. Although the world’s oldest organisation of its kind, the society has continued to evolve and embrace the new, perhaps one of the reasons why it is still here – a true illustrator cannot be separated from the soul in their work.

    Collating this shared love of architectural illustration for the first time, the society has published ‘Drawing on Architecture’, a book that not only reinforces its impressive history and influence but also brings together a remarkable collection of work from a selection of the Society’s members. With insightful contributions from Lord Norman Foster and Ben Johnson, ‘Drawing on Architecture’ is set to become invaluable for enthusiasts from many fields.

    http://www.anisegallery.co.uk/portfolio/drawing-on-architecture/

  • Van Alen Institute Spring Party

    New York | Dates: 21 May, 2014
    Wednesday, May 21
    8:00pm—11:00pm
    The High Line Hotel
    180 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY

    To conclude our Spring 2014 Events season, please join us for the Van Alen Institute Spring Party on Wednesday, May 21 at The High Line Hotel. We’ll celebrate our 120-year legacy and the years to come with festive cocktails, light food, and great music by White Prism and Maria Chavez.