Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Los Angeles, CA


SCI-Arc Features Exhibition by M. Casey Rehm in the SCI-Arc Gallery

By sciarcnews
May 16, '16 1:40 PM EST


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Stephanie Atlan,, 213-356-5395


M. Casey Rehm: Control

July 1–July 31

Friday, July 1, 7pm: Opening Reception

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 16, 2016) —SCI-Arc is pleased to present Control, an exhibition by architect M. Casey Rehm opening July 1 in the SCI-Arc Gallery. Control utilizes a conflation of techniques between interactive media and formal generation to produce a space which engages interface as a domestic and cultural condition.  The installation exploits the ubiquitous distribution of intelligent agents as daily mediators of our environment and lives as a device to rethink surface and tectonic as instruments in service to both human and inhuman agencies.  Eschewing the urge to treat surveillance as invasive and design towards camouflage or isolation, Control instead embraces the narcissistic and exhibitionist qualities emerging in contemporary society to explore an aesthetic based on temporality and localized coherence (fiction) within a mutable field.

M. Casey Rehm founded Kinch as a design and algorithmic consulting studio.  The office’s work spans architectural design, interactive media, robotic software development, data visualization and algorithmic consulting.  The studio currently focuses on projects driven by the use of non-human intelligent agents to mediate and amplify the relationship between the digital, analog, and the human.  In addition to his own work Casey’s expertise has also been utilized by disparate fields from fashion design to video game design.  The studio reconsiders the role of the designer from someone who generates fixed objects or finalized realizations, to someone who produces adaptive and extensive systems which can continuously generate new futures through response to human and non-human agencies.

M. Casey Rehm received a MSAAD from Columbia University in 2009 and his BARCH from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. He has over 10 years of architectural experience, working for firms in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, and London prior to opening Kinch.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in several publications.  In addition to his professional experience, Casey has been a full time faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, assisted studios at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Pratt Institute.  Additionally he has taught workshops in conjunction with Eyebeam in New York.  Currently he teaches graduate design studios and seminars in architecture, programming and robotics in design at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles.



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About SCI-Arc
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is dedicated to educating architects who will imagine and shape the future. It is an independent, accredited degree-granting institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture. Located in a quarter-mile-long former freight depot in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, the school is distinguished by its vibrant studio culture and emphasis on process. SCI-Arc’s approximately 500 students and 80 faculty members, most of whom are practicing architects, work together to re-examine assumptions, create, explore and test the limits of architecture. SCI-Arc faculty and leadership have garnered more than 500 national and international design awards and recognitions, including Progressive Architecture awards, American Institute of Architects (AIA) awards, and the prestigious Jencks and Pritzker architecture prizes. SCI-Arc is ranked 1st in computer applications and 4th in design in the 2014 America’s Best Architecture Schools survey from DesignIntelligence. SCI-Arc is located at 960 E. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.