FALL 2015 LECTURES
SCI-Arc is pleased to announce RIGHT NOW, a 2-day public forum hosted September 25-26 on the school's campus in downtown Los Angeles. Organized by new SCI-Arc Director Hernan Diaz Alonso, along with faculty members
Todd Gannon and Tom Wiscombe serving as emcees, the symposium will take stock of some of the most promising directions in contemporary architecture, using the conversation, as opposed to the conference paper, as its primary catalyst. The hosts will set the stage for five provocateurs to instigate unscripted conversations among a broad cross-section of today’s most exciting practitioners, using their recent work as lenses through which to examine specific topics in contemporary architecture.
RIGHT NOW speakers include Benjamin Bratton, Thomas Daniell, Neil Denari, Mark Foster Gage, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Lydia Kallipoliti, Ferda Kolatan, Jimenez Lai, Jennifer Leung, Lucy McRae, Jason Payne, Rhett Russo, Theo Spyropoulos, Liam Young and Michael Young.
SCI-Arc design faculty joining the conversation include Joe Day, John Enright, Marcelyn Gow, Dora Epstein Jones, Elena Manferdini, Anna Neimark, Florencia Pita, Casey Rehm, David Ruy, Marcelo Spina, Peter Testa, Peter Trummer, and Andrew Zago.
Aiming to tease out new ideas as opposed to harden nascent positions, RIGHT NOW is less interested in taking inventory of the latest projects than in using new work to amplify the volume of contemporary discourse and to swerve ongoing conversations in new directions.
Read the latest symposium news on our blog archinect.com/rightnow.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
6:00pm – 6:30pm
Hernan Diaz Alonso
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Session One: Estrangement and Alluring Objects
Provocation: David Ruy
Panelists: Mark Gage, Elena Manferdini, Jason Payne, Marcelo Spina and Tom Wiscombe
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
10:00am – 12:30pm
Session Two: International Practice, Publicity, and Iconicity Provocation: John Enright Panelists: Thomas Daniell, Neil Denari, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Jennifer Leung and Peter Testa
Session Three: Aberrations, Synthetics and Weird Nature
Provocation: Marcelyn Gow
Panelists: Theo Spyropoulos, Ferda Kolatan, Lucy McRae, Rhett Russo and Casey Rehm
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Session Four: Character, Posture, and Legibility
Provocation: Dora Epstein Jones
Panelists: Florencia Pita, Jimenez Lai, Peter Trummer, Andrew Zago and Anna Neimark
Session Five: Lyricism, Lies, and Other Forms of Fiction
Provocation: Joe Day
Panelists: Ben Bratton, Lydia Kallipoliti, Todd Gannon, Liam Young and Michael Young
Hernan Diaz Alonso