Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Two April Events

Mark yr. calendars for the following lecture and festival to be held next month.

[Juhani Pallasmaa on the rear terrace of his summer cottage; photo by Jari Jetsonen | image source]

The Touch of Light: A Talk by Juhani Pallasmaa
Tuesday, April 5, 6:30pm
At the Great Hall of The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY

Juhani Pallasmaa, the enormously prolific and internationally renowned architect and writer will present the Feltman Lecture in The Great Hall of The Cooper Union on Tuesday evening April 5th at 6:30PM. The lecture, "The Touch of Light," will address the experiential substance of light and the power of light to articulate architecture, to make space literate and to activate the interplay between thought and form. Pallasmaa is the author of over 300 essays and has published thirty books. He is an honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and was the 2009 recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner memorial Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He recently completed the Kamppi Center in central Helsinki.

This lecture is made possible by the Ellen and Sidney Feltman Fund established at The Cooper Union to advance the principles and benefits of lighting design through the exploration of the practical, philosophical and aesthetic attributes of light and illumination. It is presented by the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union and co-sponsored by The Architecture League of New York

The lecture is free and open to the public.


Facade Media Festival: Playing at Full Scale.
Thursday, April 21, 8-11pm
At RISD's Bayard Ewing Building, 231 South Main Street, Providence, RI

This Spring RISD’s newly formed American Institite of Architecture Students(AIAS) brings you the Facade Media Festival – an event exploring building scale projections, the relationship between media and space. This event will follow an afternoon symposium presented by the architecture deparment, Teaching Architecture Beyond the Desktop Horizon.

The event will showcase selected works projected onto the north facade of the BEB, viewed from the parking lot. Performances, visualizations, installations, interventions, any media. The AIAS is accepting submissions until April 1st. (no joke) Submissions might engage questions of architecture/space, technology/media, scale, light etc. Sound accompaniments are welcome. Proposals should account for a 2-10 minute performance. The projection dimensions are roughly 100’ x 75’. Along with the performances, selected student projects will be documented and profiled by some of our media partners.