Ceren Bingol named Head of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Ceren Bingol has been named as the interim Architect-in-Residence and Head of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, according to a statement released today by Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, and the... View full entry
Weekly News Round-Up for July 28, 2014: Exploding pipelines and contentious museums
Friday, August 1Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing 24: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is still unknown, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M: Michael... View full entry
Christopher Scoates Named Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum
The Cranbrook Educational Community Board of Trustees announced today that after a comprehensive one-year search, Christopher Scoates has been named Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum. He begins his tenure August 1.
Scoates is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, having received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 1986. Scoates succeeds Reed Kroloff, who is stepping down after seven years in the position.
Glen Small: VERTICAL CITY 3, DOWN TO EARTH
TO THIS DAY I FIND THE PROCESS OF TEACHING WITH NUMBER CRUNCHING A HUGE MISTAKE. THE PRINCIPLES ARE WHAT COUNT. IF A STUDENT IS AWARE HOW THE STRUCTURE WORKS TO BE THE STRONGEST AND WEAKEST THEN THEY CAN DESIGN WITH KNOWLEDGE.
— SMALL AT LARGE
Genius of Glen Small strikes and stuns again... This time it is Vertical City 3 from his student years at Cranbrook Academy of Art. It is "Down to Earth." View full entry
Herman Miller Taps Students To Rethink Our Workplaces
Recently, Herman Miller selected six out of 16 original seating and workstation concepts, designed by students in Cranbrook’s 3-D Design Department, and helped turn them into full-scale prototypes for an exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. The concepts are aimed at encouraging “rest and concentration in the workplace” [...].
YouTube Theater, by Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones, a M.Arch student at Cranbrook Academy of Art, sent us news of his YouTube Theater installation. Very cool. This project is based on the assumption that the internet (WiFi) can potentially deliver entertainment and information into any place, even a neighborhood that may be... View full entry