Tyler Blog

May 7, 2024

2024 Art History Capstone class presents "This is not an art exhibition"

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

In this virtual exhibition, Art History undergraduate students present their capstone projects -- ranging from manga comics to Baroque art, from Mexican artists to Korean artists, from art by AIDS activists to environmental activists in a fascinating look at the intersectionalities of famous and forgotten artists from around the world. View the exhibition on STELLAOnline Congratulations to Zoe C, Shayna, Wini, Seohyun (Sera), Zoe K, Y Huong, Emma, Luke, Shannon, Izzy, Elizabeth, Taylor, Camille, and Eliza Read More

May 3, 2024

Associate Professor of Architecture Publishes Book on Urban Design Interventions in Latin America

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Tyler School of Art and Architecture Associate Professor Pablo Meninato has released a new book titled Urban Labyrinths. Informal Settlements, Architecture, and Social Change in Latin America. Published by Routledge and co-authored with Gregory Marinic, the book explores how contemporary architects, researchers, and other stakeholders have developed innovative urban design tactics that enhance the quality of life in informal settlements built by migrants across Latin America. Read More

May 2, 2024

Life After Tyler: 2024 Graduates Share Their Plans

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Graduating senior Chloe Mordan (Ceramics BFA ’24) first had the opportunity to work at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, PA, as a summer intern last year. That experience has landed her a job with the working history museum, which still produces handmade ceramics tiles in the way its founder did in the late 19th century. “It’s a nice combination for my Ceramics concentration and Art History minor,” Mordan said of her position, which will involve demonstrating how the tiles are made using old equipment in the Arts and Crafts style of the time. She credits a class field trip to the museum with Associate Professor Lauren Sandler with helping her land the internship.  Read More

April 29, 2024

Meet the Student Speaker for Tyler’s 2024 Commencement

Author: Jordan Cameron

Kalila Jones will receive a BFA in Fibers & Material Studies with a concentration in K–12 Art Education at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s 2024 commencement. A proud Philadelphia native, speaking at commencement has been a bucket-list item for Jones, and now that the time has come, she is feeling a range of emotions. “I was super excited to find out that I would be speaking at commencement,” Jones said. “I am a little nervous to speak in front of such a large crowd. Excited, nervous, curious, elated—you name it, I am probably feeling it right now.”Jones’s professor Dr. Lisa Kay recommended her for the student speaker role earlier in the spring semester, which gave her the courage and inspiration to take it on.  Read More

April 25, 2024

Tyler Architecture Alum Named A 2024 Woman Of Live

Author: Jordan Cameron

Tyler Architecture alum, Emma Castro-Krivanek, BArch '08, was honored as a 2024 Woman of Live by VenuesNow, a trade publication covering live entertainment venues across the globe, serving managers, owners, operators and bookers of arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, performing arts centers, clubs, theaters and convention centers.Women of Live celebrates women with exceptional leadership and accomplishment in live entertainment and facilities. Castro-Krivanek is an architect and associate principal with Populous, a global architecture and design firm specializing in sports facilities, arenas, and convention centers.  Read More

April 22, 2024

Tyler Professor of Sculpture Creates Monument at Stenton Museum

Author: Jordan Cameron

In 2019, Tyler Professor of Sculpture Karyn Olivier was selected from three finalists to create a monument to Dinah, a Black woman remembered by history for saving Stenton—a colonial-era mansion, now a museum at 4601 N. 18th St. in Philadelphia's Logan neighborhood—from destruction during the Revolutionary War. Though records of her life are sparse, and no images or likenesses of her exist, Stenton staff began researching to learn more about Dinah in preparation for the monument. She was an enslaved woman at Stenton, who asked for her freedom and was emancipated on April 15, 1776, remaining as a paid caretaker.  Read More

April 15, 2024

Meet Natali Rodrigues, Laurie Wagman Artist-in-Residence at Tyler

Author: Jordan Cameron

Natali Rodrigues is a glass artist and the spring 2024 Laurie Wagman Artist-in-Residence at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. During her time at Tyler, she has created a body of work that will be on view at AUTOMAT in an exhibition curated by Tyler alum and Associate Professor Brynn Hurlstone (MFA ’23) titled A Sliver of the Moon / A Single Branch of Flowering Plum. “Each of the objects in the exhibition is an investigation of ceaseless change using mitosis as a metaphor, symbol, and/or method of production,” Rodrigues described in an artist statement. “The exhibition invites viewers to experience "a world of refraction, distillation, excessive textural noise, and quiet, blessed quiet, amongst the frenzied dance of life.”  Read More

April 10, 2024

Tyler Faculty Take a Lead in Climate Action

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

For the last two years, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Rob Kuper has been diligently working with fellow faculty members to organize around the topic of climate change, particularly how institutions such as Temple University can reduce their use of fossil fuels.On April 18, Kuper will combine his efforts with other proponents of decarbonization at Temple for a community conversation, “Your Role in Decarbonizing Temple,” about innovative solutions to promote the use of renewable energy and make the university’s energy infrastructure less reliant upon fossil fuels. Read More