There is a conflict in the aesthetics of the cut flower. It is a living thing purposely severed and put on display through the abstraction of a vase. A flower vase has three primary objectives. The first is to hold water suspending the flower’s death.
The legacy of the Bauhaus is defined in large part by a multiplicity of identities and tensions which contribute to its continuing vitality nearly a century after its founding. It would be a reduction of the complexity of the Bauhaus to divide it cleanly into a technical side and an expressive side, yet technical and expressive factors were often in conflict and in conversation throughout its history. . . .
* One of two first-prize winning entries.
Modernism has had recurrent trouble with the aesthetics of realism. . . .
lecture: Michael YOUNG, “Parafictional Realism” with respondent Daniel NORELL.
Draw Point Talk lecture series.
6.00 p.m. / The KTH School of Architecture
114 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Michael Young, co-founder of New York-based Young & Ayata will give a lecture at Preston Geren Auditorium on Sep. 29 as a part of Texas Fall 2014 Architecture Lecture Series.
lecture: Michael YOUNG, “Parafictional Doubt.”
5.45 p.m. / Geren Auditorium
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843
Modernism has had recurrent trouble with the aesthetic problem of realism. The avant-garde tactics of the past century established a critical discourse directed against the naïve realism of traditional pictorial resemblance.
workshop: “Masterclass in Digital Architecture: The Speculative Object.”
07/07–08/01 // The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
Michael Young delivers the lecture “The Estranged Object” at The Ohio State University on Wednesday, April 2.
lecture: Michael YOUNG (Young & Ayata), “The Estranged Object.”
5.30 p.m. / Gui Auditorium, Knowlton Hall
The Ohio State University
Knowlton School of Architecture
275 West Woodruff Ave.
Columbus OH, 43210
In the course of the last twenty years digital technologies have changed the way architecture is conceived and made. . . .
symposium: “Digital Post-Modernities: From Calculus to Computation.”
Hastings Hall / Paul Rudolph Hall
Yale School of Architecture
180 York Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Alejandro ZAERA-POLO, Alisa Andrasek, benjamin ARANDA, bernard TSCHUMI, brennan BUCK, Brian MASSUMI, Charles JENCKS, dagmar RICHTER, emmanuel PETIT, Frédéric MIGAYROU, greg LYNN, jennifer LEUNG, jenny SABIN, Lise Anne COUTURE, mario CARPO, mark GAGE, Mathias KOHLER, michael HANSMEYER, michael YOUNG, Paola ANTONELLI, Peggy DEAMER, peter EISENMAN, philippe MOREL, Phillip BERNSTEIN, sanford KWINTER, Yale, yale school of architecture, ysoa0
Michael Young is an NYC architect and educator, and a founding partner of the architectural design studio Young & Ayata, focused on both speculative research and architectural proposals.
lecture: Michael YOUNG, “The Estranged Object.”
5.00 pm / Slocum Auditorium
Syracuse, NY 13244
“For the purposes of this short discussion, let us use the term ‘technologies of mediation’ in place of ‘representation.’ The problem with the latter term is that the re- of representation always lowers the discussion to a secondary status subservient to the content conveyed. The drawings, models, notations, texts, and calculations that the architect produces are not secondary to the building, but constitute the primary acts of architectural design as mediations translating between conceptual ideas, interpretive parties, and aesthetic articulation. . . .”
*image courtesy the author.
“Strange Craft: Summer Masterclass in Contemporary Digital Architecture” with Michael YOUNG & Kutan AYATA, Rhett RUSSO & Kartin MUELLER RUSSO, David RUY & Karel KLEIN, and Ezio BLASETTI & Danielle WILLEMS
New York, New York 10003