Videos | Yearly Archives: 2008 (25)

Stephanie Smith Lighten Up
Stephanie Smith presents a collection of her work from the last two years while focusing on the topics of resource sharing,...
Jennifer Siegal Generation Mobile The Death Of Distance
Jennifer Siegal is a SCI-Arc graduate, and the founder and principal of the Office of Mobile Design (OMD). Siegal is interested...
SciFI Symposium The City After The Economy
SCI Arc's Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium with Kevin Ratner, David Bergman, Dan Wood, Peter Zellner, and Rene...
Christopher Michlig Negations
Christopher Michlig presents his recent work as a Los Angeles based installation artist. The projects documented were completed...
Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo
Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo's Lead Pencil Studio is an interdisciplinary practice with a focus on art installations, and...
Greg Walsh Backgrounds For Art Creating Coherent Context
Greg Walsh reviews his extensive experience in exhibition design, focusing on how he takes inspiration from the work and the...
Tom Wiscombe
Tom Wiscombe describes his practice as extracting architectural implications from natural, biological, and adaptive systems. He...
Peter Zellner Between Jobs
Peter Zellner discusses the current focus of his office, and their work in designing gallery spaces. He describes his design...

Stephanie Smith Lighten Up

Stephanie Smith presents a collection of her work from the last two years while focusing on the topics of resource sharing, communal living, and her inspiration from indigenous building practices. She documents two projects in detail. The first is the “Yurt,” a portable, bent wood framed dwelling structure constructed in the Philippines and later marketed to high-end hotels. The next project is the “Ecovillage,” in which Smith explores the relationship between architecture and money while developing a strategy for communal living in existing suburban structures.

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Jennifer Siegal Generation Mobile The Death Of Distance

November 19, 2008 |
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Jennifer Siegal is a SCI-Arc graduate, and the founder and principal of the Office of Mobile Design (OMD). Siegal is interested in the “environmental consequences of auto-mobility,” and in “using design to affect social mobility.” Her ideas of mobile architecture are not confined to portability but also take on the implications of time and place. Through the presentation of her work she discusses the principles that drive OMB such as sustainability, research, and mass-customization.

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SciFI Symposium The City After The Economy

SCI Arc’s Future Initiatives program hosts a symposium with Kevin Ratner, David Bergman, Dan Wood, Peter Zellner, and Rene Peralta. The panelists discuss the recession spurred by the financial crisis of 2008. While investigating the architectural implications of the slowed economy, the group discusses in general the role of the architect in urban policy making, the future of the crisis, and the possibility that smaller firms will emerge in a better position than established ones.

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David Bergman discusses why economic policies succeed and fail, citing historical precedents. He describes the recent real estate...
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Peter Zellner leads the panel in a discussion of the economy. Panelists talk about the differences between resource and capital,...

Christopher Michlig Negations

Christopher Michlig presents his recent work as a Los Angeles based installation artist. The projects documented were completed between 2007 and 2008, and encompass collage, typography and video art. Michlig presents his influences and interest in biographical work. Finally, Michlig
discusses the political and social issues inherent in his work.

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Michlig discusses his engagement with biographical subject matter. The first biographical project takes inspiration from Parisian...
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Michlig answers questions regarding the nature of language and the influence of 1960s psychedelia on his work.

Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo

November 12, 2008 | Video Lecturer: ,
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Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo’s Lead Pencil Studio is an interdisciplinary practice with a focus on art installations, and architecture projects. While their interdisciplinary cross-pollination has earned them awards, and recognition, Han declares that their work in architecture and art are separate. Han draws a clear distinction between the two, their art is essentially “architecture without any of its function.” The spatial experience, as Mihalyo explains, is paramount, as opposed to seeing space as an object.

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Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio in Seattle operate as collaborative artists, and architects who explore the...
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Greg Walsh Backgrounds For Art Creating Coherent Context

Greg Walsh reviews his extensive experience in exhibition design, focusing on how he takes inspiration from the work and the space to create organization, hierarchy
and circulation. He outlines practices in exhibit curation, as well as, ideas about context, light, material, and communicating history.

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Greg Walsh reviews his background, personal ideology and passion for curating exhibitions. He characterizes himself as being...
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Greg Walsh continues discussing how the content can suggest appropriate exhibition plans. Walsh discusses gallery scales and...
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Tom Wiscombe

Tom Wiscombe describes his practice as extracting architectural implications from natural, biological, and adaptive systems. He is interested in the relationship between structural, mechanical, and tectonic systems, and their integration as a way to develop form and space. Wiscombe presents several multi-optimized or multi-purpose systems that can be seen in nature as a lead-in to his own work. Wiscombe stresses that he is not seeking to develop the most efficient structural or mechanical systems, but rather an architectural vocabulary that favors speciation (variations and hybrids), with elements that can be understood as ornament but are still functional.

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During the question and answer section, Wiscombe answers questions regarding the potential of his work at an urban scale, the...

Peter Zellner Between Jobs

October 31, 2008 |
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Peter Zellner discusses the current focus of his office, and their work in designing gallery spaces. He describes his design process, the relationship between art and architecture, and the relationship between designer and artist. Zellner ends with a question and answer session, in which he describes how geometries play out in his work.

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Peter Zellner ends with a question and answer session, explaining his involvement with the artist's requirements.