Monday, June 10, 2013
Review | 9 am – 1 pm
Kivi Sotmaa | Add Opportunity| Technology Seminar | Room 1302
Symposium | 4 – 6 pm
Failure is an Option, Positions on Research and Experimentation
Perloff Hall, Room 1102
Boundaries in architecture are defined and redefined every day given the fluctuating contexts of our global environment. These limits or borders mark the differences between the serious and the farcical, the useful and the worthless, the sustainable and the ephemeral, the new for the good and the new for its own sake, the mass appeal and the sub-cultural interests, and the selfserving and the altruistic.
Although these examples fall into a collection of high contrast opposites and therefore are polemically loaded, research and experimentation involves a complex set of terms that not only incorporates paradigmatic hopes, but also operates with the hopes of pushing, extending, borrowing from or adjusting current modes of knowledge production.
This freewheeling panel discussion will set out terms, redefine them in real time, and provide examples of what experiments are and how they come to bear on the discipline of architecture and design.
Neil Denari, A.UD professor
Thom Mayne, distinguished professor, UCLA A.UD
Greg Lynn, professor, UCLA A.UD
Jason Payne, assistant professor, UCLA A.UD
Kimberli Meyer, director, MAK Shchindler House
Michael Speaks, dean, College of Design, University of Kentucky
Ciro Najile, design critic, Harvard GSD
Exposition Opening Party | 6 – 9 pm
Perloff Hall Courtyard