Tyler Blog

October 4, 2022

Professor Clifton Fordham on the Building Blocks of Tyler's Facilities Management Program

Author: Emily Herbein

Clifton Fordham, Associate Professor and Program Head for Architecture, encourages his students to understand the importance of finding strategic, comfortable solutions to problems surrounding interior space planning and facilities management when they enter the workforce. Facilities management as an industry provides the tools and services that support the functionality, safety, and sustainability of buildings, grounds, infrastructure, and real estate. Read More

September 27, 2022

GAID Presents "Unplugged Design" with Gitte Kath

Author: Emily Herbein

Gitte Kath, a decorated graphic, textile, and set designer, will present 120 theater posters from the renowned Teatret Møllen to Graphic and Interactive Design students on September 30 in discussion with Professors Scott Laserow and Dermot Mac Cormack. She will discuss her layered career in the visual arts and her design practice, and answer questions from students about the professional design field. Kath's panel is open to the public and will begin at 6:00 pm in the lobby, followed by an opening reception.  Read More

September 14, 2022

Scout Cartagena (BFA '22) Probes Memory, Illness, and Accessibility in Print and Glass

Author: Emily Herbein

Scout Cartagena’s (BFA ‘22) multimedia work explores themes of memory, connection, and their identity as a queer, Afro-Latinx, non-able-bodied person. While at Tyler, Cartagena, a Glass major, focused on Glass and Printmaking and earned a certificate in Art Education to pursue a career in teaching. Now, Cartagena has won a prestigious Emerging Artist in Residence scholarship from the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, working alongside artists from all around the world.  Read More

September 12, 2022

Tyler's Second-Year MFA Cohort Displays Dissonant Exhibition, "NO SIGNAL"

Author: Emily Herbein

Christen Baker (MFA ‘23) curated the exhibition NO SIGNAL, now on view in the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, with the intention of engaging the second-year MFA cohort across Tyler’s nine fine arts programs in cross-disciplinary collaboration. Baker, whose major is in Glass, envisioned a theme that would be “broad enough” to encompass many artist’s work, and the concept of NO SIGNAL pulls from “the collective phenomenon of dissonance, uncertainty, and affect”.  Read More

September 8, 2022

Lindsey Dadourian (BFA '23) Explores the Music Industry Through Her Camera

Author: Emily Herbein

Lindsey Dadourian (BFA ‘23), an avid member of Tyler’s Photography program, fills her time outside of class as a freelance concert photographer. A few weeks ago, she spotted breakout singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy busking in Rittenhouse Square to promote his upcoming album, Sonder, and her photos made their way into 6ABC’s coverage of the impromptu gig.  Read More

September 6, 2022

Tyler Remembers Martha Madigan, Impactful Professor Emerita of Photography

Author: Emily Herbein

Martha Madigan, Professor Emerita of Photography, sadly passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on August 22, 2022. Her more than four-decades career at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture left a longstanding impact on the Photography program faculty and students, who remember her for her warm personality and devotion to teaching.   Dean Susan Cahan reflected on Madigan’s impactful teaching style: “Martha’s 40-year career at Tyler was marked by her love of teaching and strong relationships with students that often continued well beyond their graduation. Martha’s passionate mentorship is a lasting part of her legacy.”  Read More

September 1, 2022

Temple Ambler Reflects on First Anniversary of Tornado Damage

Author: Emily Herbein

On the first anniversary of the tornado that ravaged much of the Temple Ambler campus arboretum and greenery, Tyler's Landscape Architecture and Horticulture faculty reflected on the rebuilding process and educational benefits found in recovery efforts and regrowth. Sasha Eisenmann, Associate Professor and Chair of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kate Wingert-Playdon, Associate Dean and Director of Architecture and Environmental Design, and Kathy Salisbury, Ambler Arboretum Director and adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, spoke with both Temple Now and The Philadelphia Inquirer about the storm's devastation and what the community has learned about resilience. Read More

September 1, 2022

Emily Schollenberger (PhD student) receives 2022 Art History Annual Graduate Teaching Award

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Emily tells us in her teaching philosophy that, "My own experience as an undergraduate studying art history shaped my goals for teaching. Art history transformed my awareness of racism, sexism, and colonialism, revealing how these injustices remain embedded in our visual culture and the ways that artists and makers have critiqued social issues. Teaching is a way to pass this transformative experience on to my students and to equip them to not only become visually literate, but to employ their visual literacy toward ethical commitments to inclusivity and justice." Her syllabi consistently reflect these goals, with inventive and technologically innovative assignments. Emily has completed temple's Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. Read More

August 31, 2022

Kukuli Velarde Displays Time-Based Sculpture in Tyler Courtyard

Author: Emily Herbein

This week, Tyler School of Art and Architecture became a satellite host for an installation by Peruvian artist and adjunct Ceramics Professor Kukuli Velarde in collaboration with Philadelphia’s The Clay Studio. The entire work, titled A Mi Vida X (To My Vida), consists of six clay multiple sculptures of infants. One of these unfired figures will reside in the Tyler courtyard until it can no longer withstand the elements of the outdoors.  Velarde joined The Clay Studio in 1997 as a Resident Artist and has spent nearly a lifetime confronting the complexity and painful effects of Western colonialism through her lived experience. Her work reflects visual landscapes of her native country Peru enmeshed with contemporary American life.   Read More

August 26, 2022

Tyler Faculty Recognized for Summer Achievements and Exhibitions

Author: Emily Herbein

Tyler faculty across Sculpture, Art History, Painting, Ceramics, and Architecture programs have been recognized for their work and research in their fields with national and international exhibitions, publications, and accolades. The consistent affirmation that Tyler's professors receive within the art and design worlds helps to inform their teaching and connects students to real-world opportunities beyond their education. Read More