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Play (things)

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October 18, 2018 – January 27, 2019

(Happening Now)

As part of the 2018 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Fall conference “Play with the Rules,” PLAY (things) explores how rules relate to the production of architecture. Both within and outside academia, architecture is continually confronted with a myriad of constraints: budget, site, program, codes, schedule, structure, clients, accreditation, etc. How can these parameters be mobilized to help rethink the role of rules in architecture? Can rules be a form of play? Rather than limiting what we can do, how might rules be rewritten to generate new possibilities for architectural production?

Today, there are seemingly more experimental architectural movements than ever. There is also less capital available to test that experimentation. As such, pavilions have become the de-facto medium for architectural experimentation. PLAY (things) is a collection of pavilion proposals by a variety of forward-thinking designers from across the nation who have critically re-examined the role of the pavilion in contemporary architectural discourse and production.

PLAY (things) Curators and PLAY with the Rules Co-Chairs are:

Jasmine Benyamin
Associate Professor
UW–Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning

Nikole Bouchard
Assistant Professor
UW–Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning

Whitney Moon
Assistant Professor
UW–Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning

Kyle Reynolds
Associate Professor
UW–Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning

Mo Zell
Department of Architecture Chair + Associate Professor
UW–Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning

The ACSA 2018 Fall Conference PLAY with the Rules is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP).
 

Exhibitors:

McLain Clutter, Associate Professor, University of Michigan

Cyrus Penarroyo, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Karen Lange, Professor, California Polytechnic State University

Jackson Bower, Studio 400 18

Ben Clark, Studio 400 18

Sarah Lorenzen, Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Principal, TOLO Architecture

Peter Tolkin, Principal, TOLO Architecture

Ang Li, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Karla Sierralta, Assistant Professor, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Brian Strawn, Senior Research Associate, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Ellie Abrons, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, and Principal, T+E+A+M

Adam Fure, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, and Principal, T+E+A+M

Meredith Miller, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, and Principal, T+E+A+M 

Thom Moran, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, and Principal, T+E+A+M

Ashley Bigham, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, and Co-Director, Outpost Office

Erik Herrmann, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, and Co-Director, Outpost Office

Emily White, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Casey Benito, Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Brian Osborn, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

James Lowder, Assistant Professor Adjunct, The Cooper Union

Misako Murata, Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania


Walk through the exhibition with a curator!
 

October 25, 6:00pm

November 7, 1:00pm – admission free for Milwaukee County residents

November 29 6:00pm

December 5 1:00pm – admission free for Milwaukee County residents

Exhibition image: Ang Li, Inventory, 2018.

Exhibition Events

18 Oct

Play (things) | Opening Party

October 18, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening party in conjunction with the museum's exhibition House of Risk, featuring artists Sylvie Rosenthal and Vanessa Diaz House of Risk artist talk from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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