ART POLICY in the U.S. is at a crossroads. Wondering how the federal policies might affect the arts in our communities?
Join GPAC on March 02 to hear about: 1) the latest in D.C. from legislative affairs staff of Americans for the Arts, 2) impacts of NEA funds on Pittsburgh arts organizations, and 3) GPAC's current advocacy strategies.
PechaKucha Night is based on a simple, dynamic presentation style: 20 images x 20 seconds per image. It’s about artistic and creative celebration, and promotion of local talent. The event is constantly varied and dynamic, and always produces a relaxed, informal, and fun environment.
Meet, network, and show your work in only six minutes and forty seconds of exquisitely matched words and images!
Join artists and thinkers for a look at the exciting potential that virtual reality (VR) and new photographic technologies hold for museums, including creating 3-D models of the Hall of Architecture through laser scanning. The Virtual Reality Museum is a project of the Hillman Photography Initiative's LIGHTIME.
Lecture presented by Martin Aurand, Author and Principal Architecture Library/Archivist, Head of University Libraries Arts Library and Special Collections Department, Carnegie Mellon University.
Interchange is a recruiting event for the Graduate Programs at School of Architecture where we invite you to tour our labs and studios to view design and research work by students from seven Masters and four Doctoral programs. Interchange will be hosted in partnership with the Creative Arts Opportunities Conference (CAOC) career fair on February 23rd and 24th, 2017. Come to meet, greet, and visit our pop-up student showcase, where you can view and experience our work first hand, and conduct on-site interviews.
We are Carnegie Mellon's student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. We are students striving for equality in architecture by creating a positive environment that will facilitate growth and a welcoming community. Come learn about our upcoming events, competition, and discussions on current events and how they effect us and our profession!
Get an insider's view of how City of Asylum is transforming public space by providing a lively community for international writers in exile since 2004. Join the walking tour on Friday, Feb 17 to see the new Alphabet City, the private studio of Diane Samuels, and the reading garden on Monterey.
CFA faculty member Donald Carter (A 1967) will discuss the research behind his recent book Remaking Post-Industrial Cities, with a specific focus on the lessons learned from Pittsburgh's transformation following its 1985 collapse.
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Come view the 2016 Study Abroad + Travel Award Exhibits from the following students: Chandler Archbell, Elizabeth Dolinar, Shannon Earnest, Robert Esposito, Kara Gadecki, Nicolas Gomez, Candace Ju, Carter Nelson, Yue Pan, Sophia Riedel, Annabelle Swain, Mark Terra-Salomao, Fan Yang, Kirk Newton, Kelsey Simpson, Carolina Tamayo, Matthew Porter and Seong Yeun Kim
Carter Nelson, 2016 recipient of the Alwin Cassens Jr. Memorial Prize will exhibit his case study in CFA 214 during the 2016 Study Abroad + Travel Award presentations in CFA 214.
Klondike Ice Cream!!
School–wide studio final reviews
SoA Graduate Exchange: Lecture Series - Ruairi Glynn, Director of the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture
SoA Graduate Exchange: Lecture Series - Ruairi Glynn, Director of the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture - "Animating Architecture"
We’ve been witnessing whirlwind progress in robotics promising driverless cars, autonomous flying vehicles, and seemingly endless other forms of intelligent kinetics to soon co-habit our built environment. I'm going to talk about how these technologies are expanding architecture's aesthetics of space, form, and material, to encompass concerns of behavior. In particular I’ve been fascinated with an uncanny sense of life, or animacy found in the objects and spaces we design to have their own agency. At the Interactive Architecture Lab, the "Animacy Aesthetic" is so pervasive I’ve been looking to understand why we so irresistibly project life and personality into matter. I’ve been looking outside of arts to understand how the sciences explain the perceptual, emotional, and social effects of autonomous machines. I’ve also learnt much from working closely with puppeteers, and choreographers in the production of my recent Installations at the Tate Modern & Centre Pompidou - both works intended to create experiences for the public that play with artificial life. Finally to broaden things out a little, I would like to share the latest related projects by my students on the Interactive Architecture Lab Masters programme.
Stella Boess, Assistant Professor in Design for Interactions at TU Delft, will be visiting CMU to talk about Prototyping for Interaction and Participation. She'll be discussing the question of 'how do we involve non-designers in conceptualizing their own futures?' through examples from projects and teaching in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Stella's work is about participatory design — how to include people in design processes, through practical activities, and she has addressed lots of areas ranging from social innovation to sustainability.
Michael McCarthy serves as the Training Team Manager of the Passive House Academy – a certification, training, and research body based in Ireland and New York. Developed in Germany, the rigorous Passive House building standard places a focus on reduced energy demand, incredible efficiency, a tight building envelope, and the use of passive design methods to maximize thermal comfort.
Michael will give a brief overview of the origins of Passive House and share some colorful case studies from different applications (both residential and commercial) of the standard from around the world. He’ll also give some insight into considerations for our specific region, including applications of Passive House for multi-family projects.
THE LECTURE IS FREE TO CMU STUDENTS, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE! USE CODE CMU16! Food and beverages will be provided.
Architects Imani Day, Mario Gooden, and Mitch McEwen will present their “speculative design propositions” in response to Robin Coste Lewis’s Voyage of the Sable Venus. Then Lewis will join the panel for a Q&A. Part of "Why Does Black Art Matter Now?" organized by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.
Architect Mitch McEwen will lead a community workshop called “This Is What We Will Build When We Get Our Reparations.” Using a laptop, projector, laser printer, pieces of foam, Exacto blades, old magazines, glue, paper, and scissors, McEwen will guide participants through a design charrette. The term “charrette” means “cart” in French and goes back to 19th-century design schools in Paris, wheeling design work from frantic student teams to be presented at finals. This design exercise will be swift and visionary and local, honing in on sites in Pittsburgh that could be developed with resources of reparations long (over)due to the descendants of enslaved Africans in the USA.
Join the School of Architecture and the Integrated Innovation Institute* for a Graduate Program Information Session. We will discuss our Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) degree options and the Master of Integrated Products and Services (MII-PS) program.
*The Integrated Innovation Institute is a joint initiative of CMU’s College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts (School of Design) and the Tepper School of Business. Our Master of Integrated Products and Services (MII-PS) program excels at cross-training engineers, designers or architects, and business students to become elite innovators. The curriculum is comprised of all three disciplines which allows all students to gain a better understanding of the interdisciplinary approach required to bring successful products and services to market. Students graduate to become accomplished practitioners and leaders of the product development process to create valuable and holistic solutions for industry and societal issues.
Housing Summit: Plenary: "Big Money and Local Lives: Globalization and the Affordable Housing Crisis"
“Big Money and Local Lives: Globalization and the Affordable Housing Crisis” Keynote Speakers: Desiree Fields, urban geographer at the University of Sheffield (UK) and Ernesto López-Morales is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Chile in Santiago. Housing Summit Welcome Message, Ms. Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a Human Right
"Where is home? How housing instability affects us all"
Keynote Speaker: Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, professor of urban policy and health, The New School. Fullilove has been studying epidemics in poor communities, with a focus on the relationship between urban form and mental well-being. In 2009, she launched a Main Street NJ, a study of the role in Main Streets as social and commercial centers. This study takes her to 100 Main Streets in the US, France, the Netherlands and Japan. She has authored/edited 5 books, including Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It.