August 28, 2019 - Yale School of Architecture - Fall 2019 events and exhibitions
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August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019

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Fall 2019 at the Yale School of Architecture. Graphic: Laitsz Ho / Pentagram.

Fall 2019 events and exhibitions

Yale School of Architecture
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Fall 2019 events and exhibitions

Yale School of Architecture
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

This fall, the Yale School of Architecture re-examines the legacy of the Bauhaus on the occasion of that school’s centennial, exhibits Erwin Hauer’s infinite continuous surfaces and a seasonal sensorium, and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first women students in Yale’s graduate and professional schools as well as the 50th anniversary of the matriculation of women in Yale College.

Public Lectures
Lectures begin at 6:30pm in Hastings Hall (basement floor) unless otherwise noted. Doors open to the general public at 6:15pm

Thursday, August 29
Janet Marie Smith, 2017 Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow
John Spence, 2019 Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow
Ann Marie Gardner, Moderator
“Atmospheres for Enjoyment: Sports, Resorts, and Weather of All Sorts”

Thursday, September 5
Renaud Haerlingen
“ROTOR: Messages from the Field”

Thursday, September 12
Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman
William Henry Bishop Visiting Professors
“Unwalling Citizenship”

Thursday, September 19
Paul Rudolph Lecture
Marcio Kogan and Gabriel Kogan
“Architecture & Cinema: Studio MK27 in Motion”

Friday, September 20
Gallery talk on the exhibition Still Facing Infinity: The Tectonic Sculpture of Erwin Hauer
Yale Architecture Gallery
4pm, Paul Rudolph Hall, Second Floor

Thursday, September 26
Fernanda Canales
Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor
“Private Spaces, Shared Structures”

Thursday, October 10
Robert A.M. Stern
J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture
“A Time of Heroics: Paul Rudolph and Yale, 1958–1965”

Monday, October 14
Brendan Gill Lecture
Alexandra Lange
“Looking for Role Models in All the Wrong Places”

Thursday, October 31
Dietrich Neumann
“The Bauhaus: Complexities and Contradictions at Modernism’s Foremost Art School”
Keynote lecture for the My Bauhaus: Transmedial Encounters symposium

Friday, November 1
Judith Raum
“Anni and the Feline: Performative Investigations into Selected Bauhaus Fabrics and Their Design Context”
Keynote lecture for the My Bauhaus: Transmedial Encounters symposium

Thursday, November 7
Tammy Eagle Bull
“Indigeneity in Contemporary Architecture”

Monday, November 11
Space for Restorative Justice book launch
Co-published with Impact Justice

Thursday, November 14
Francis Kéré
William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Professor
“Work Report”

My Bauhaus: Transmedial Encounters
J. Irwin Miller Symposium
Thursday, October 31-Saturday, November 2, 2019

This symposium marks the centennial of the founding of the legendary Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany in 1919. Particular focus will be on the legacy of Josef and Anni Albers, which looms large at Yale. The two-day event brings together art and architectural historians, artists, curators, and educators using various tools and presentation formats, including scholarship, film, performance, and painting, to investigate the history and legacy of the short-lived institution and its key members. 

One of the goals is to rethink the role of architecture at the famed school; after all, while architecture was conceived as an ultimate synthesis of the arts, it was a late addition to the curriculum. Therefore, rather than recalling the few buildings and architects associated with the school at various times, the symposium uses the Bauhaus as an opportunity to think of architecture in an extended field, a beneficiary of transfers of knowledge and techniques from various other artistic fields and disciplines.

Speakers include Oliver Botar, Craig Buckley, Zeynep Çelik Alexander, Brenda Danilowitz, Trattie Davies, Katie Dixon, Anoka Faruqee, Sarah Meister, Wallis Miller, Fatima Naqvi, Dietrich Neumann, Spyros Papapetros, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Alec Purves, Enrique Ramirez, Judith Raum, Kevin Repp, Jeffrey Saletnik, Surry Schlabs, Nicola Suthor, and Kirk Wetters.

Architecture Gallery
Second floor
Monday through Friday 9am-5:00pm; Saturday 10am-5pm

Still Facing Infinity: The Tectonic Sculpture of Erwin Hauer
August 29, 2019-November 14, 2019

Erwin Hauer, who taught at Yale for 30 years, is best known for his light-filtering screens, modular sculptures that were embraced by modern architects at the mid-century. Hauer also pushed his sculptural exploration beyond the plane and into three-dimensional lattices and the gallery will display works based on numerous complex variations on a mathematically unique repeated saddle surface that Hauer intuitively discovered in the 1950s. These experiments in modular design encapsulate infinite space within finite formal configurations. The exhibition will feature a series of his screens and sculptures that demonstrate how their spatial ingenuity was translated into a variety of materials and applications. 

December 2, 2019-February 5, 2020

This project is an inhabitable scenography of seven "figures" sustaining a gathering space and a framework for engagement with the New Haven arts community. Over the course of two months, collaborating artists and community partners will develop the space through a series of treatments in, of, and around this analogical garden. The cast of participants includes local art and educational organizations, students in the Yale Schools of Music, Drama, Art, and Architecture, graduates of these programs, and other independent contributors with connections to New Haven. Between events and performances, the scenography and seasonal treatments rest, inviting visitors to shed normative gallery behavior and explore, inhabit, rearrange, and play with the flexible elements of the garden. 

The School of Architecture fall lecture series is supported in part by the Brendan Gill Lectureship Fund, the J. Irwin Miller Endowment, and the Paul Rudolph Lectureship Fund. My Bauhaus: Transmedial Encounters is supported in part by the J. Irwin Miller Endowment. Still Facing Infinity is supported in part by Knoll International, Spinneybeck, and Hyde Park Mouldings, Inc. The Yale School of Architecture’s exhibition program is supported in part by the Fred Koetter Exhibitions Fund, the James Wilder Green Dean’s Resource Fund, the Kibel Foundation Fund, the Nitkin Family Dean’s Discretionary Fund in Architecture, the Pickard Chilton Dean’s Resource Fund, the Paul Rudolph Lectureship Fund, the Robert A.M. Stern Fund, and the School of Architecture Exhibitions Fund.

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