Upcoming

September 29 – October 1, 2016

“Foundations and Futures,” the 2016 inaugural symposium for Exhibit Columbus, will be held September 29 to October 1. In addition to a keynote session featuring the return of Columbus legends Deborah Berke, Will Miller, Robert A. M. Stern, and Michael Van Valkenburgh, you will hear from experts in architectural history, community members who built and maintain many city landmarks, leaders in manufacturing and fabrication, and all ten of the finalists in the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition.

Please visit Exhibit Columbus for more information.

 

Past Symposia

April 7 – 10, 2016

“Drawing and the Brain”, a symposium gathering artists, architects and scientists, convenes to discuss the primacy of the sketch as the creative tool of invention and discovery in art and design. Today, the sketch remains an integral part of artistic inquiry yet it has been all but supplanted by digital media in design fields like architecture. Though plans, sections and elevations are produced by the computer, the sketch is a tool of invention and discovery. It requires the tactile involvement of the human hand and its direct relationship to the brain. The symposium addresses questions of authorship and mark-making; drawing and the human voice; the relationship between hand and brain; and the potential for creation of “digital/tactile machines” able to emulate touch and mark-making. Empirical discourse from the artist and architect supported by data from scientists and engineers seeks to redefine the role of drawing as a primary expression of creativity in architecture without ignoring technology.

All portions of this event are free and open to the public.

Location:
IUCA+D Columbus/Indiana University Center for Art + Design
310 Jackson St, Columbus, IN 47201
Phone:(812) 375-7550

Please visit the Drawing and the Brain website for full details.

April 4 – 4, 2015

Creative Syncretism:

This two-day workshop in Columbus will celebrate Weese’s architecture and take place at the Indiana University Center for Art and Design (IUCA+D). Columbus provides the perfect venue for the workshop because this small Midwestern town contains a high concentration of Weese’s early works in close proximity to buildings by his teacher and mentor, Eliel Saarinen and his son, Eero. The panelists will visit the Weese  buildings in the context of site and city rather than relying on two-dimensional photographs. This in situ perspective will inform the insights of the panel taking place on day two. A concurrent exhibition will feature documents from the Chicago Art Institute and from the Columbus Architectural Archives about Harry Weese and works from members of the panel, all of whom are regional modernists of today. The integrated exhibit of historic works by Weese and contemporary architectural works by members of the panel will serve as a basis for coherent discourse, comparison and critique. The exhibition opening on the evening of April 4th will be preceded by an introductory talk by Bradley Brooks from the IMA. On April 5th, the formal workshop will convene with a keynote lecture by Robert Bruegmann. Additional presentations will follow, given by the director of IUCA+D, Kelly Wilson; Eric Sandweiss, urban and architectural historian; Marleen Newman and Louis Joyner. An afternoon plenary discussion panel will be moderated by Kelly Wilson. This panel will consist of the architects: Ben and Cynthia Weese, Marlon Blackwell, Frank Harmon, Julie Snow and Maryann Thompson. This symposium is intended to provide a critical review of initial research  into the design analysis of Harry Weese’s architectural accomplishments.

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. 

Location:
IUCA+D Columbus/Indiana University Center for Art + Design
310 Jackson St, Columbus, IN 47201
Phone:(812) 375-7550

Please visit the Weese Symposium website for full details.