See video – https://sma.sciarc.edu/video/stefano-passeri/
Stefano Passeri holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc, a Master of Philosophy from the University of London, and a Bachelor of Science from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He is the recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal and the 2013 SCI-Arc Gehry Prize for Best Thesis. Passeri has worked for Crab Studio and Pop Studio in London and New York and Xefirotarch in Los Angeles. His current research focuses on aspects of architectural representation, interiority, and monumentality. His work has been exhibited and published in Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Seoul and can be found at stefano-passeri.com.
See video – https://sma.sciarc.edu/video/eric-bunge-ctrl_a-2/
Eric Bunge, AIA is a co-founder and Principal of Brooklyn based nARCHITECTS and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP. The practice’s ongoing work includes a winning design for the groundbreaking adAPT NYC competition to design Manhattan’s first micro unit apartment building (in construction); Pierscapeat Chicago’s Navy Pier, a competition-winning project led by James Corner Field Operations (in construction); and the Wyckoff House Museum in Brooklyn.
In addition to these projects, nARCHITECTS is designing buildings and public spaces in Calgary, Seattle, Columbia, Md., Buffalo, Cleveland, and New York City. Recent work also includes Manhattan’s Switch Building, the ABC Department Store Facades in Beirut, Lebanon, and the bamboo MoMA/P.S.1 Canopy and Forest Pavilion in Taiwan.
Bunge’s lecture will focus on the balancing act between control
and indeterminacy that he and co-founder Mimi Hoang confront in the work on current projects, which the firm refers to as Buildings & Almost Buildings.
See video – https://sma.sciarc.edu/video/vicente-guallart-the-self-sufficent-city/
Vicente Guallart has been serving as Chief Architect of Barcelona City Council since 2011, with the responsibility of developing the strategic vision of the transformation of the city and its major development projects. He was also the first manager of Urban Habitat, a new department encompassing the areas of urban planning, housing, environment, infrastructures and information technologies.
Previously, Guallart founded the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), where he led projects such as the Media Houseproject (with MIT’s CBA), HyperCatalunya, and the Fab Lab House. His professional office, Guallart Architects has developed projects such as the ports of Fugee and Keelung in Taiwan, the Sociopolis neighborhood in Valencia, and Gandia Sharing Blocks. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Museum of Modern Art and the AIA Washington.
Guallart’s recently published book The Self-Sufficient City outlines a blueprint for the world to come, a world built around cities and their renewed capabilities to become productive again, based on principles of local self-sufficiency and global connectivity.
See video – https://sma.sciarc.edu/video/graduation-2014/
On Sunday, September 7, from 5-7 p.m., students, their families and guests are invited to participate in an all-school graduation ceremony, where degrees will be conferred to graduating students in the B.Arch, M.Arch and M.Des.R. post-professional programs.
SCI-Arc is pleased to welcome Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and architectGreg Lynn of FORM as commencement speakers this year.
See video – https://sma.sciarc.edu/video/lars-muller-avant-garde-analog/
The digital hype is over. New media and digital tools are integrated into our work and lives. Are we still excited? Do we feel something is missing? Perhaps the experience of reality? By means of real-time processes and physical objects—like buildings and books—the lecture explores sensations of the ordinary and qualities of the familiar to promote a spectacular third way into the medial future: digital AND analog.
Lars M?ller is a graphic designer and publisher based in Switzerland. He established his design-studio in 1982 and started publishing books on typography, design, art, photography, and architecture.
Lars M?ller Publishers have published over 600 titles to date, many winning awards for their content and design. M?ller has taught at various universities in Switzerland and Europe and is currently a guest lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Jen Stark’s sculptures seemingly reconstruct elements of time, nature and the cosmos on an exponential scale. Her artwork is instantly recognizable for its breathtaking color spectrums rendered in mind-bending forms cut from paper, wood and other organic materials. During her presentation, she will explain her art process and her works relationship to math, science & the universe. She will reveal universal designs in nature that have the same shapes regardless of their size: from the shape of a huge galaxy, to fractals and tiny microorganisms under a microscope. Stark also draws inspiration for her works from the rhythmic visual qualities of mandalas and other such sacred objects, as well as the imagery of topographic maps, geometric repetitions and 3-dimensional prisms.
American artist Jen Stark was born in Miami, Florida in 1983 and received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, majoring in fibers with a minor in animation. Her kaleidoscopic artwork brings to mind fractals, rainbows, geodes and topographic maps. Although Stark is most recognized for her paper sculptures, she has explored a variety of media including wood, drawing and animation.
Stark’s captivating sculptures can be traced back to a study abroad trip in the south of France, during which a declining dollar forced Jen to choose an affordable art medium with great potential. Using her vivid imagination and an X-acto knife, she is a modern day magician who transforms humble materials like construction paper and glue into fantastic, intricate sculptures that mesmerize the eye. Her optically and methodologically baffling sculptures, animations and drawings gather inspiration from plants, outer space, microscopic designs in nature, color, math and science.