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Architectural Bestia Symposium

6:00pm - 9:30pm PST

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April 03, 2021 at 6:00pm
April 03, 2021 at 9:30pm

Architectural Bestia is curated by Hernán Díaz Alonso and designed by M. Casey Rehm. Featuring work by Atelier Manferdini, BairBalliet, Baumgartner+ Uriu Architects, Current Interests, Natou Fall, Florencia Pita & Co., Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Griffin Enright Architects, Soomeen Hahm Design, HDA-X, Kordae Henry, Kinch,, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Ruy Klein, servo LA-Stockholm, SU11 Architecture + Design, Testa & Weiser, Tom Wiscombe Architecture, William Virgil, and Liam Young.


In every process of evolution, there is a period of extreme contamination that lends the possibility for the trajectories of species to begin to mutate. In the last thirty years, design has experienced multiple paradigm shifts generated by an eruption of new methodologies. These were derived mainly from new technologies, but also from a series of cultural changes, each prompting a reorganization in the culture of design, architecture, and art, and violating an old order, rendering it historical, obsolete. Today, perhaps as never before, we share a technical language that flows from discipline to discipline, altering the paths of previously discrete branches of knowledge. Many practices—art, architecture, fashion, film, music—explore similar ambitions, ideas rippling across and among them. The notion of authorship itself is in flux. This virtual exhibition acknowledges and propels this phenomenon. It seeks to carve a path through a jungle of aesthetic and conceptual similarities to provoke contamination. Through artificial intelligence, the work featured will be exposed to a perpetual state of transformation and mutation. The exhibition gathers a key set of practices, primarily from architecture, but also from art and fashion, to reveal facets of the strange beast that the tumultuous paradigm shifts of recent decades have left behind.

This exhibition is generously supported by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Bestia Symposium Schedule

All times in PST

6pm Hernán Díaz Alonso
6:05pm Casey Rehm

6:15pm Panel 1 Objects
Kristy Balliet (moderator)
Marcelyn Gow, Tom Wiscombe, William Virgil, Ferda Kolatan, Marcelo Spina

7pm Panel 2 Graphic
Elena Manferdini (moderator)
Florencia Pita, Devyn Weiser, Peter Testa, Ramiro Diazgranados, David Ruy

7:45pm Panel 3 Simulators
Damjan Jovanovic (moderator)
Casey Rehm, Liam Young, Kordae Henry, Hernán Díaz Alonso, Natou Fall, Karel Klein

8:30pm Panel 4 Spatial
Matthew Au (moderator)
John Enright, Margaret Griffin, Soomeen Hahm, Herwig Baumgartner, Mira Henry

9:15 - 9:30pm Graduate Admissions Q+A
Elena Manferdini and Hao Wu