Monday, February 4th, 7pm: Opening Reception, Book Launch & Discussion. The talk will begin at 7:30pm.
Possible Mediums presents a collection of sixteen speculative design mediums by emerging architects. Each chapter defines an active medium in contemporary architecture through descriptions, drawings, and objects. Possible Mediums arranges projects according to shared technical and aesthetic traits, creating a vibrant taxonomy of design. Descriptive texts explain the working principles behind each medium and introduce design concepts intended to inspire students and professionals alike. Through its many contributors, Possible Mediums establishes design as a collective endeavor propelled by the open exchange of ideas and techniques. Possible Mediums is not a systematic theory, a manifesto, or a banal survey; it is a projection of architecture and knowledge to come.
The book launch is a celebration and discussion surrounding this project. The editors, SCI-Arc’s design faculty Kristy Balliet and collaborators Kelly Bair (University of Illinois Chicago), Adam Fure (University of Michigan) and Kyle Miller (Syracuse University) will exhibit and present the Possible Mediums book, and be joined in discussion by SCI-Arc Faculty, Marcelyn Gow.
Books will be available for purchase by Hennessey and Ingalls.