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  • Norman Kelley, "Wrong Chairs." Volume Gallery,
Composite Elevation.
    chicago ILLINOIS

    Volume Gallery is pleased to present Wrong Chairs by design collaborative Norman Kelley, opening November 15th with a reception from 6-8PM.

    exhibition: Norman Kelley, “Wrong Chairs.”
    Friday, 11/15 (opening)
    6.00–8.00 p.m. / Volume Gallery
    845 West Washington Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60607

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  • Norman Kelley
    chicago ILLINOIS

    As children, we make things for ourselves: houses from cardboard boxes, tents from blankets, even paper wings to fly from the dining room table. As adults, we make less things. And while we grown-ups labor through subtext and buried complexity, children are quick to invent it; always toying with absurdity in the hopes of finding novelty. . . .

    Norman Kelley, “A Formal Education.”
    RAW Living | AIA Chicago Young Architect’s Forum (YAF)
    Tuesday, 06/25
    6.30 p.m. / Blokes and Birds Public House
    3343 N Clark St.
    Chicago, IL 60657

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  • Wrong Chairs
    buffalo NEW YORK

    The Peter Reyner Banham Exhibition hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning presents seven dining chairs by Thomas Kelley. Adapted from John Kassay’s drawings of 18th- and 19th-century Windsor chairs, the built set examines a medley of design what-not-to-do’s. Wrong Chairs pushes the visuality of illusions beyond basic trompe líoeil styling and toward a projective form of vision, or cunning sight, that embraces visual error as both intuition and method.

    Thomas KELLEY, “The Peter Reyner Banham Exhibition: Wrong Chairs”
    Friday, 04/12 (Opening; exhibition 04/08-05/08)
    5.30pm / Hayes Annex A, Room 1
    University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

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  • Ambiguously Misshapen, Jimenez LAI. Photo: Philip ARNOLD.
    columbus OHIO

    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.

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  • Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship 2013–14
    buffalo NEW YORK

    Peter Reyner Banham spent his time in Buffalo engaged in a scholarly project on the imaginary of American industrial architecture that took the form of historical research, hands-on engagement and seminar instruction, resulting in his landmark work, A Concrete Atlantis. In celebration of Banham’s legacy of experimental criticism, the fellowship is intended to support the research and creative activity of emerging practitioners. . . .

    Applications due: 04/01

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  • Wrong Transfer
    chicago ILLINOIS

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Critic: Thomas KELLEY

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Kevin PAZIK: The Wrong Transfer is a shopping mall that acts and feels more like a single entity (department store) than a collection (shopping mall).

    The shopping mall is an idealized impersonation of the city. The wrong transfer is not. The wrong transfer is a new shopping experience, it does not root itself in tradition by mimicking familiar urban phenomena to entice customers, like the Gruen or Jerde transfers, but rather it stems from a different familiarity: the department store. The wrong transfer is both the anchor store and the shopping mall.

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  • On Error
    buffalo NEW YORK

    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
    Wednesday, 01/23
    2.00–7.00 pm / Greatbatch Pavilion
    Darwin Martin House
    125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

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  • Folly of the Detail
    chicago ILLINOIS

    UIC SoA, Spring 2012
    Thomas Kelley (Coordinator)

    Details are vague. They range in scale, application, material, appearance, and ideology. Details are parts, details are wholes. Details lie, details tell the truth, and details don’t say anything at all. This is the folly of the detail; the doomed tendency towards an ambiguous list of definitions. And while details may often arrive at the end of an architectural process, this studio aims to confront the architectural detail from the start.

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