Julian Palacio (Guest Lecturer in Design Technologies) has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Deborah J. Norden research and travel fellowship by the Architectural League of New York. Palacio will travel to Uruguay to carry out his project Material Tour de Force: The Work of Eladio Dieste. “Dieste’s innovative approach to design is worth revisiting today as it challenges traditional ideas of materiality in architecture. Through the malleability of the brick surface, Dieste calibrated a precise relationship between the whole and the individual unit of construction, ultimately turning the design of buildings into a problem of material synthesis vis-à-vis the articulation of structural performance, geometry, and form.”
Hiroshi Jacobs (Guest Lecturer in Design Technologies) Jaime Ycaza, Charlotte Styers and Amanda Stacy (Design Technologies students) will be exhibiting an installation designed and fabricated in an Independant Study course at the (e)merge art fair in Washington, DC from October 4-7. The (e)merge art fair celebrates galleries, artists, and the creative process with an an energetic environment of collaboration and discovery. The 2012 Fair takes place October 4 – 7 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel in Washington, DC. (e)merge will present over 80 international exhibitors in two platforms, exhibiting 152 artists from 24 countries.
Water Pylons, a public art installation designed by reform,llc, a design | research collaborative founded by Design Technologies faculty Matthew Geiss and Luis Boza in collaboration with Robert Kent Wilson of BLANK is set to begin construction in mid-October. Water Pylons is a painted and lighted artistic enhancement for the New Jersey Avenue, SE underpass in Washington, DC. Water Pylons will transform the underpass environment into a modern representation of water that creates a gateway to the Capitol Riverfront community. The freeway support columns are painted varying shades of blue to abstractly reference the neighborhood’s waterfront. The project is being funded in part by the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District along with a matching public arts grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The DC FabLab hosted an exhibition title “Emerge”. The show featured selectd works designed and built by students in the Furniture Design: Form and Concept course.