Video Archive | Architectural discourse (115)

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Jeffrey Kipnis introduces the second of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations with a survey of Florencia...
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Jeffrey Kipnis, Florencia Pita and Marcelyn Gow respond to comments from the audience concerning the relationship of Pita's work...
Stefano Passeri Design Of Theory Fellowship...
Dora Epstein-Jones introduces Stefano Passeri, who, with Ben Farnsworth, were the 2013-4 Design of Theory Fellows at SCI-Arc....
Stefano Passeri Design Of Theory Fellowship...
Stefano Passeri responds to comments from the audience concerning possible trajectories his work could take.
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8684
Hernan Diaz Alonso stresses the unique ability of SCI-Arc students to discover new coherences. Andrew Zago defends the usefulness...
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8683
Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Elena Manferdini, and Andrew Zago debate the audience for new architectural ideas, the need for...
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8682
Elena Manferdini and Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, and Andrew Zago debate what is needed now to keep thesis at SCI-Arc...
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8680
Six graduate students discuss the issues, arguments, and strategies of the thesis projects they will work on: Taryn Bone, Scotty...

Jeffrey Kipnis & Florencia Pita-clip_9560

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Jeffrey Kipnis introduces the second of the Fecundity of a Mossy Climate conversations with a survey of Florencia Pita’s work, including Tendril Formations in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Alice (2007), the Lapset Playground (2009), the Flowervases (2009),  the Kaohsiung Ferry Port Terminal (2010), Cronopios at the Art Institute of Chicago (2010), and the UMMA Table & Exhibition (2013). Kipnis stresses Pita’s focus on architectural issues, arguing that what often seems to be flatness in her work is only apparent.


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Jeffrey Kipnis, Florencia Pita and Marcelyn Gow respond to comments from the audience concerning the relationship of Pita’s work to contemporary art discourse, short-term versus long-term gestures in architecture, and difficult versus easy geometries.


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Dora Epstein-Jones introduces Stefano Passeri, who, with Ben Farnsworth, were the 2013-4 Design of Theory Fellows at SCI-Arc. Epstein-Jones characterizes this new program as an attempt to not only provide an academic career launchpad, but to develop a new format and role for architectural theory.


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Hernan Diaz Alonso stresses the unique ability of SCI-Arc students to discover new coherences. Andrew Zago defends the usefulness of engaging with abject or outré ideas.  Marcelyn Gow distinguishes sobriety—as represented by greyscale work—from seriousness. Elena Manferdini wonders how much of the claim of seriousness is a reaction.


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Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Elena Manferdini, and Andrew Zago debate the audience for new architectural ideas, the need for thesis work to be documented and shared, and the qualities of a successful thesis project. They discuss contexts, including the organization of thesis at the ETH, the work of the Futurists as presented at the Guggenheim. They also discuss authenticity, tools and nostalgia.


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Elena Manferdini and Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, and Andrew Zago debate what is needed now to keep thesis at SCI-Arc relevant, the crucial transition from thesis research to design, and plausibility.


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Six graduate students discuss the issues, arguments, and strategies of the thesis projects they will work on: Taryn Bone, Scotty Zane Carroll, Mustafa Kustur, Hannah Pavlovich, Julian Ma, and Yu Li.