Panel Discussion: Materiality
University Art Museum at 7:00pm
In collaboration with the the Department of Design's Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series, the UAM is pleased to present Materiality : a panel discussion will consider the role materials play in the design process. The panel is moderated by Exhibitions Curator, Kristina Newhouse and features, Gail Peter Borden, Associate Professor and Discipline Head of Architecture at USC School of Architecture, Rob Ley, Founder of design firm Urbana and faculty at USC and SCI-Arc, and Eddy Sykes of ChersonProm.
At the turn of the 19th Century, Austrian architect Adolf Loos—author of the influential book Ornament and Crime (1910)—advocated for the integrity of materials in the design process, stating, “Every material possesses its language of forms.” Loos would mentor both Richard Neutra and Rudolph M. Schindler, who would immigrate to Southern California, where they would become two of the most influential regional modernist architects.
While postmodernism would for many years send architects and designers in other, perhaps less austere directions, the early modernist notion of “form following material” still carries a great deal of significance in the design community. A case can also be made for its increasing influence, inspired by rapidly evolving new materials and technology—and equally by the urgent need for environmental responsibility to factor prominently in the design process. These dual influences can be perceived in the growing number of publications on the subject, a short list which includes Material Design: Informing Architecture by Materiality, Material Matters: New Materials in Design (2012), the Transmaterial series (2005-2010), and Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production (2012), co-authored and edited by panelist Gail Peter Borden.
For the panelists of Materiality : Gail Peter Borden, Rob Ley, and Eddy Sykes—deep consideration of materials has played a critical role in their practices. During the evening’s discussion, they will present several of their projects and afterwards discuss what is new, what is possible, what is responsible, and what is exciting in materials. As well, they will explore in the tension between material and function, relating it to how form takes shape in contemporary design.
For more information on the panelists please download the PDF.
Film, "Ran" (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) 7:30pm at University Theatre.
This film is shown as part of the series, Of Phantasms and Masks: The Noh Influence in Japanese Cinema, a film series shown in collaboration with the Film and Electronic Arts Department at CSULB.
Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts at 7:00pm
Join the University Art Museum, the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of the President, and the Carpenter Center for the Performing arts for a free screening of Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District, an award winning documentary that explores one full day in the Pasadena Unified School District. The stories of students, teachers, parents and workers—in their own voices—show both the complexity and the human side of serving the needs of all students in a racially and economically diverse community.
Panel discussion following the screening at 8:45pm Moderated by Dan O'Connor, Chair of Liberal Studies
• Dawn O’Keeffe, Co-Producer
• Jim O’Keeffe, Director and Co-Producer
• Eric Mofford, Subject Director
• Gilbert Barraza, Film Subject and Principal, Pasadena High School
• Sylvia Padilla, Long Beach Unified Teacher (one of 10 teachers across the nation honored as a White House Education Champion, Los Angeles County Teacher of the year and California Association of Bilingual Education Teacher of the Year.)
For reservations and more information go to Go Public link.
Artist Lecture: Bidou Yamaguchi, 2:00pm - FA 3: 114
Tibetan Singing Bowl Performance
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at 7:00pm
Celebrate the Vernal Equinox at a musical performance in the Japanese Garden created and performed by Carolyn Bremer, Director of the Cole Conservatory and the CSULB Percussion Ensemble. Join the gathering to mark the rite of spring. Innovative musical compositions inspired by themes of transformation and innovation featuring Bremer’s personal collection of Tibetan singing bowls will harken back to ancient rituals while employing innovative approaches. A brief presentation by Bremer and student musicians with Q & A will follow at a light dessert reception in the Friends Garden. Members and their guests attend free of charge. Park in Lot 20 or 16, as available. Purchase parking passes at the yellow ticket dispensers in Lot 16 or across from Lot 20. In the case of inclement weather performance will be held at Daniel Recital Hall. RSVP to 562.985.2169 by March 17th.
Mask Exhibition: Inspired by Noh, Long Beach Unified High School Students, 11-5pm at the Horn Center (outside the back entrance to the UAM).
Family Day Activities: A collaborative community event with the UAM, 11-5pm and the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, 1-3pm.