We are pleased to announce the opening of the Possible Mediums exhibition.
The Possible Mediums exhibition showcases a series of design investigations based in speculative architectural mediums, driven by a group of emerging designers. Challenging the boundaries of architectural convention, this group employs exploratory processes rooted in mediums external to the discipline (such as film or comics) or developed from atypical applications of more conventional mediums (such as drawings or models). They recognize that conventional mediums of architectural production are rapidly changing, and that unlikely sources such as comics, toys, balloons, animal characters, wrong drawings, or self-made machines, are reshaping design. Their collective work, both in design and discourse, demonstrates the profound potential of an expansion and diversification of architectural mediums as format, as material, and as a means of projection.
Organized by Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, and Kyle Miller, the designers seek to promote novel design trends emerging at their respective schools and across the country.
The exhibition will feature new pieces from each designer grouped into four categories: Active Models, Excessive Volumes, Figural Projections, and Tactile Objects. The exhibition will open in Ann Arbor and travel to Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. The exhibition will share this exciting work with a national audience and provide a backdrop for events, workshops, and discussions. The exhibition is supported by the Graham Foundation and in Ann Arbor, by the Johe Endowment Fund. Additional support was provided from over 200 individuals in the form of donations during the Possible Mediums Kickstarter campaign.
The Possible Mediums group is: Ellie Abrons, Andrew Atwood, Kelly Bair (curator), Kristy Balliet (curator), Brennan Buck, Angie Co, Justin Diles, David Freeland, Benjamin Freyinger, Adam Fure (curator), Andrew Holder, Mariana Ibañez, Jason Kelly Johnson, Thomas Kelley, Simon Kim, Jimenez Lai, Michael Loverich, Kyle Miller (curator), Anna Neimark, Carrie Norman, Antonio Torres, and Michael Young.