Lecture Series

Building the 21st Century Library: Co-Sponsored by the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design and Temple University Libraries

Campus, City, Culture

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge.
Program begins at 6:00 PM at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served.

Visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage for updates.

Building the 21st Century Library: Co-Sponsored by the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design and Temple University Libraries

Architecture and the Evolution of the 21st Century Cultural Memory Institution 

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge.

Program begins at 6:00 PM at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served.

Visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage for updates.
 

Electric Origami Workshop

Play with simple electronics and the art of paper folding. We will explore various origami figures and then activate them with simple motors and lights. After the hands-on portion of the workshop we will discuss the process and background of technological craft in art education: what can we learn from digital materials, and what can we help our students to achieve? 

Sean Justice is an Instructor of Art & Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He advises students and faculty on the use of digital technologies in art and education and teaches courses in digital fabrication, creative coding, web design, digital montage, photography and digital fine art printing.

Sponsored by the General Activities Fund of the Art Education and Community Arts Practices Department (AECAP) at Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Contact Dr. Andrea Kantrowitz, andrea.kantrowitz@temple.edu, for more information

Canceled: To Be Rescheduled for Fall 2015 - Piccole Utopie / Small Utopias: Pippo Ciorra

CANCELED - TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2015.

Pippo Ciorra is the senior curator of architecture at Rome’s MAXXI museum, a position he has held since its opening 2010. Ciorra is an architect, critic, and professor of design and theory at the School of Architecture of Ascoli Piceno, University of Camerino, in Italy. He is the coordinator of the Villard de Honnecourt international Ph.D. program and adviser for the MVDR prize and for the "Medaglia dell'architettura italiana." Ciorra is a member of the editorial board ofCasabella, Gomorra, and Parametro and the author of a number of books including Ludovico Quaroni,Peter Eisenman, Young Italian Architects, and Nuova architettuta italiana. He has curated and designed exhibitions and installations in Italy and elsewhere, including the Biennale in Venice, "Palazzo delle Esposizioni" in Rome, "Casa dell'architettura" in Rome, Mole Vanvitelliana, and Palazzo degli Anziani in Ancona.

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Thinking Through Drawing

Dr. Andrea Kantrowitz will be discussing the role of cognitive science in the practice of drawing. Her unique perspective on the way we draw has the potential to change how artists practice, teach, and interpret drawing. 

Dr. Kantrowitz is a visiting faculty in the Art Education and Community Arts Practices department. 

Esther da Costa Meyer: "Futurism’s Futures: Architecture"

Above: Chiattone’s Buildings for a Modern Metropolis, 1914

The work of architects Antonio Sant’Elia and Mario Chiattone crystallized the dreams of a young generation of Italian architects who pinned their hopes on futurism, with its intolerance of historicism and belief in a dazzling utopian concept of a radically new city. The passage of time has not dimmed the beauty of their work, although it has allowed us to read them in a slightly different vein.

Esther da Costa Meyer teaches contemporary architecture in its interaction with globalization, neoliberalism, and environmental change, connections that challenge the anthropocentric, monographic models of traditional historiography. She also works on modernism and the historic avant-gardes, and published a book on the Italian futurist Antonio Sant’Elia. Issues of gender are central to her research, and she has written on architects Lilly Reich, Charlotte Perriand, and Lina Bo Bardi. Her curatorial work includes an exhibition of the drawings of Frank Gehry, Frank Gehry: On Line (Princeton University Art Museum and Schoenberg, Kandinsky and the Blue Rider, co-curated with Fred Wasserman (The Jewish Museum, New York).

This lecture is co-sponsored by Tyler's Architecture and Art History Departments.

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