NEWMAC Quater Finals
Vball Hall of Fame Tournament @ Smith
Exhibit: "Rendering the Body Present"
New work by Architect Julie Kim
Julie Kim graduated from Wellesley College in 1989 and received her M.Arch from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently she is an Associate Professor at The Catholic University of America. Her academic research and commissioned work seeks to amplify craft, making and building underpinned by questions of technology, the environment, culture and gender. She seeks to maintain a balance between her research and creative efforts operating as a licensed professional intertwined with her role as an educator. Julie is the founder of c2architecturestudio, an award-winning design practice. The American Institute of Architects, both national and local chapters; the Society of American Registered Architects; and other peer-review juries have recognized the work of her practice. Her current research efforts are focused on studying the relationship between the body and domestic space. The results of this research project are currently exhibited at the Kibel Gallery (University of Maryland-College Park). She is also currently working on a book that offers a lens to view Detroit’s potential through new urban landscapes, architectural provocations and the inherently optimistic acts of making and building.
Her exhibit at her alma mater will explore the relationship between the body, clothing and architecture, Julie Ju-Youn Kim has designed work that bridges architecture and installation. This series of architectural studies considers how the physical body is expressed via an articulated “house coat.” The installation invites you to enter its construct of simultaneously veiled, contained, and wrapped spaces. The installation piece of the containers recalls the courtyard as well as the traditional dress of Saudi and Korean cultures. Like those in the proposed architectural studies, this “courtyard” gives presence to the body. The containers incorporate ideas that are central to the work, including sequence, access, and boundaries. Both the installation and the theoretical architectural proposals explore notions of gender and women’s space.
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Paul Sabin: The Bet
"Our Gamble over Earth's Future"
The Betsy Wood Knapp '64 Lecture in the Social Sciences
Paul Sabin: The Bet: Our Gamble over Earth's Future
Are we headed for a world of scarce resources and environmental catastrophe, or will market forces and technological innovation yield greater prosperity? Paul Sabin, associate professor of history and American studies at Yale University, takes up this question in his book The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and our Gamble over Earth's Future. Using as a frame a highly publicized wager between celebrated biologist Paul Ehrlich and iconoclast economist Julian Simon over the future price of metals, Sabin examines the clash between environmentalists and their conservative critics and traces the origins of the political gulf that separates the two sides. The Bet was named a Best Science Book of 2013 by New Scientist.
Crew Head of the Charles @ Charles River
Vball Hall of Fame Tournament @ Smith
Crew Seven Sisters @ Charles River
Jordan Lecture with Jenny Price
"Enact Our Metropolis! Adventures in the Brave New World of Public Art Actions"
The Elizabeth Turner Jordan '59 Endowed Humanities Lecture
While the more equitable and sustainable cities of our dreams will clearly require the efforts of planners, scientists, engineers, and policy makers of all kinds, they'll also require us to fundamentally reimagine our connections to nature and to each other. That's a job for the arts—and in this talk, Jenny Price chronicles the rapid emergence of art collectives that are creating playful, participatory public projects to grapple with our urban troubles. What particular powers do these collectives bring to the table? And how can these on-the-ground interactive projects mobilize people to envision and actually create the cities we long for?
Jenny Price is a public writer, artist, and historian, and the 2014 Barron Visiting Professor of the Environment & the Humanities at Princeton University. Author of "Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in L.A." and Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America, she's written also for Believer, GOOD, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, and pens the Green Me Up, JJ not-quite advice column. As a co-founder of the Project 51 collective, she is co-leading the current year-long Play the LA River project on L.A.'s concrete river; and as a founder of the L.A. Urban Rangers, she has been a resident artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art, and has co-created such projects as Trail System: Downtown L.A. and Public Access 101: Malibu Public Beaches. She is working on a new book, Stop Saving the Planet!--& Other Tips for 21st-Century Environmentalists.