The Possible Mediums Conference, which took place at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture from February 07-10, 2013, brought together 18 designers, 120 students (from the four co-host schools: The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning and University of Kentucky College of Design), and special guests John McMorrough and Jeffrey Kipnis, to participate in design workshops and formal discussions surrounding the question of mediums in contemporary architecture.
An error can be many things. In its most common display, however, it is something we are taught to avoid. It is often characterized by mannerisms that were once trends but are now condemned or qualified by a lack of command over formal logic, material tolerances, construction techniques, & space planning, to name but a few. 12 practitioners, theorists, & curators from the Midwest & East Coast will convene to examine the value of error, mistake-making, or wrongness, when architecture is at stake. The symposium is organized by UB Banham Fellow & UIC Visiting Asst. Professor Thomas Kelley.
“On Error,” w/ BAIR, FRANCH, KHAN, LAI, LALLY, LÓPEZ-PIÑEIRO, McMORROUGH, PREISSNER, & more
2.00–7.00 pm / Greatbatch Pavilion
Darwin Martin House
125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214
An event marking the publication of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’ new book, Embedded brings together authors, contributors, mentors and confabulators to discuss some of the most relevant issues haunting contemporary architectural practice and discourse today, such as the perceived divide between progressive design culture, the politics of form and social responsibility. EMBEDDED is P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’s long awaited book that reflects on the evolution, actualization and conclusion of certain lineages of design and material research, while signaling the initial stages of others.
EMBEDDED: Jeffrey Inaba, John McMorrough, Marcelo Spina, Jesse Reiser, David Ruy, Michael Meredith, and Mark Foster Gage
6.30–8.00 pm / Studio-X NYC
180 Varick St., Suite 1610
New York, NY 10014