The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, University of Kentucky College of Design, and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, are hosting the Possible Mediums conference in Columbus, Ohio February 7th - 10th.
The Possible Mediums conference is composed of a series of workshops and panel discussions revolving around four “possible mediums.” Challenging the boundaries of architectural convention, the invited workshop leaders employ exploratory processes rooted in mediums external to the discipline (such as film or comics) or developed from atypical applications of more conventional mediums (such as drawings or models). The technical sophistication and inventive applications of their work reflect two major developments within speculative architecture of the past decade: a broad diffusion of technological expertise and a shift from critical to projective theory. Preserving commitment to expertise and imagination, Possible Mediums places this group of designers in productive dialog, unpacking their collective foundations and futures.
Guest Speakers: Jeffrey Kipnis and John McMorrough
Workshop Leaders: Ellie Abrons, Andrew Atwood, Angela Co, Brennan Buck, Justin Diles, David Freeland, Andrew Holder, Maria Ibañez, Jason Kelly Johnson, Thomas Kelley, Simon Kim, Jimenez Lai, Michael Loverich, and Michael Young.
All faculty are invited to attend the opening talk and the panel discussions at no cost.
Students and alumni will have the opportunity to participate in the design workshops.
The registration fee for student participants is $100 per student. The registration fee for alumni participants is $180. Please communicate your interest to participate at your earliest convenience as limited seats are available for individuals affiliated with the University of Kentucky. All participants are responsible for travel and accommodations.