Sep
22
to Nov 12

Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design Exhibition - Miller Gallery

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Image from a custom software system developed for the exhibition, which reconstructs Steven A. Coons' pioneering mathematical technique for parametric surface representation, the "Coons patch," enabling users to interact with it.

Image from a custom software system developed for the exhibition, which reconstructs Steven A. Coons' pioneering mathematical technique for parametric surface representation, the "Coons patch," enabling users to interact with it.

The exhibition Designing the Computational Image + Imagining Computational Design draws on both history and contemporary practices to examine the origins of computational design practices and speculate about their future.

The exhibition has received generous support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, CMU’s Berkman Fund for Faculty Development, the CMU School of Architecture Isabel Sophia Liceaga Fund and the CMU College of Fine Arts Fund for Research and Creativity.

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Sep
23
to Nov 12

wats:ON? 2017: TRANSITIONAL SPACES Exhibition - Miller Gallery

HADI TABATABAI

TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Exhibition of the work of Hadi Tabatabai

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 12 Nov

Fri 22 Sep
6:00-8:00pm   Reception, Floor 3 Miller Gallery

HADI TABATABAI

Transitional Spaces

Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm   Exhibition Opening and Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
6:00pm   Artist Talk, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre
 

TRANSITIONAL SPACES Through an elegant combination of drawing, painting and sculpture, Hadi Tabatabai's work describes a place that is as much an idea as a physical location. These compositions embody liminality: that is, they create a constant experience of sensations that exist at the limen, or edge, of perception. To bring about this state, Tabatabai has removed all possible distractions. Narrative and figuration, even figure and ground, have been excised from these delicate combinations of squares, rectangles, and floating lines.

Tabatabai uses the physical nature of the materials to create subtle shifts within the surface plane. The lines are delineated by slightly raised or lowered edges of materials to create works that straddle the realm of the pictorial and the sculptural. Through the use of light and shadow, depth of field, and other optical obfuscations, the positive and negative space in the paintings becomes indeterminate. His work evokes the relationship between what is imagined on the surface and what is actually rendered - in a sense questioning what is being ‘looked at’ or ‘seen’.

For the past twenty years, Tabatabai has devoted his attention to a very tiny area - an area that comprises the physicality of a line and functions as the transitional space between two entities. He views the ‘line’ as empty space without an agenda or allegiance; it is neither here nor there. Tabatabai believes that by paying attention to this tiny, subtle, yet detailed space, one is forced to turn away from the outside world and focus inward on one’s own interior space.

‘Transitional Spaces’, a new original installation created by Hadi Tabatabai especially for the wats:ON? Festival, will be on exhibition in the College of Fine Arts Great Hall through 02 December.

Hadi Tabatabai’s exhibition, also entitled ‘Transitional Spaces’ will be on exhibition at the Miller Gallery through 12 November.
 

HADI TABATABAI was born in Mashhad Iran in 1964. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 with his family, settling in California. Tabatabai received a B.S. in industrial technology from California State University Fresno in 1985 and a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. Tabatabai's work has been shown in London, Paris, Turin, Frankfurt, Bonn, Bogotá, and widely in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Danese/Corey and Anthony Grant Galleries in New York, Brian Gross Fine Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Inde/Jacobs in Marfa Texas. His works are included in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum, (Berkeley California), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington Delaware), the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu Hawaii), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville Maine), the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas (Austin), Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Wellesley MA), Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick ME), The Lannan Foundation, The Progressive Corporation Art Collection, the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Gerald E. Buck Collection, the Estate of Agnes Martin and Luc Tuymans. www.haditabatabai.com
 

 

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017

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SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture
 

JILL WATSON

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.
 

SPONSORSHIP

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Oct
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

Kevin Wright and Joe Nickol Lecture "Dare to Build Different" - MMCH 103 Breed Hall

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Development should happen with a place not to it. This was the core philosophy behind the 2016 launch of the Neighborhood Playbook. Since its launch, hundreds of community organizers, designers, developers, and policymakers have purchased the Playbook to solve problems and bring about thoughtful, incremental change to their neighborhoods. A new movement of Economic Uncovery has thus emerged where everyone from neighborhood citizens to institutional developers can identify a problem or opportunity in a place, respond through the low-risk testing of ideas, discover demand for the best ideas and capitalize on small, smart wins to create lasting value for places. Economic Uncovery meets head on the current state of urban environments where opportunities for growth, reinvestment, and adaptive change struggle to reconcile with real concerns around fairness, limited resources, and a future full of accelerating uncertainty. It challenges the simple project mentality of leading with supply (buildings, infrastructure, etc.) and instead focuses first on understanding and unlocking demand (people’s needs, wants, creativity, etc.) to then, in turn, attract and shape supply. Supply takes time, demand discovery can start this weekend. Joe Nickol and Kevin Wright will present the ideas of Economic Uncovery alongside case studies of neighborhoods they have worked in where the methodology behind Economic Uncovery has been utilized.


Kevin Wright and Joe Nickol

Kevin Wright and Joe Nickol

Kevin Wright is a leader in community development, economic and real estate development finance/planning, and creative placemaking. With a background in journalism/storytelling and a graduate degree in Community Planning (with a specialization in urban real estate development) he has been able to use his diverse background to regenerate communities and cities through community engagement and physical transformation. Kevin has been Executive Director of the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation (WHRF) since 2011. Kevin has led teams in the creation and implementation of dozens of projects ranging from small creative placemaking activities to multi-million-dollar real estate deals.

Joe Nickol is a leader in urban design, planning and real estate development projects in North America and abroad. His focus is on the regeneration of our towns, cities, and neighborhoods and using the lessons of those places to inform the design of new districts and towns that are inherently highly adaptable and resilient. Joe has directed design and implementation for dozens of projects ranging from small pop up projects to over a million dollars in design fees. He leads teams of economists, ecologists, engineers, artists, architects, and planners. Joe’s work and observations have been highlighted and syndicated in publications such as Planning Magazine, Better! Cities and Towns, Planetizen, Sustainable Cities Collective and the Congress for New Urbanism.

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT

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wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017

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SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture

Featuring artists

HADI TABATABAI

HADI TABATABAI

Transitional Spaces

Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm   Exhibition Opening and Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
6:00pm   Artist Talk, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Exhibition of the work of Hadi Tabatabai

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 12 Nov  Miller Gallery

Fri 22 Sep
6:00-8:00pm   Reception, Floor 3 Miller Gallery

 

BODY DRIFT

BODY DRIFT

Performance by Jakob Marsico and Chris Carlson

Fri 03 Nov
6:30pm   Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
7:30pm   Immersive Audiovisual Performance, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

Sat 04 Nov
6:30pm   Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
7:30pm   Immersive Audiovisual Performance, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

JAKOB MARSICO - CHRIS CARLSON

Informal Master Class immediately follows performances of Body Drift

Fri 03 Nov
8:30pm   Backstage, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

Sat 04 Nov
8:30pm   Backstage, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

 

Jill Watson

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.
 

Sponsorship

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Nov
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

wats:ON? 2017: HADI TABATABAI Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk - CFA

HADI TABATABAI

HADI TABATABAI

Transitional Spaces

Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm   Exhibition Opening and Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
6:00pm   Artist Talk, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Exhibition of the work of Hadi Tabatabai

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 12 Nov  Miller Gallery

Fri 22 Sep
6:00-8:00pm   Reception, Floor 3 Miller Gallery
 

HADI TABATABAI was born in Mashhad Iran in 1964. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 with his family, settling in California. Tabatabai received a B.S. in industrial technology from California State University Fresno in 1985 and a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. Tabatabai's work has been shown in London, Paris, Turin, Frankfurt, Bonn, Bogotá, and widely in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Danese/Corey and Anthony Grant Galleries in New York, Brian Gross Fine Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Inde/Jacobs in Marfa Texas. His works are included in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum, (Berkeley California), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington Delaware), the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu Hawaii), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville Maine), the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas (Austin), Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Wellesley MA), Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick ME), The Lannan Foundation, The Progressive Corporation Art Collection, the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Gerald E. Buck Collection, the Estate of Agnes Martin and Luc Tuymans. www.haditabatabai.com
 

 

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017

watsonfestival.org

SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture
 

JILL WATSON

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.
 

SPONSORSHIP

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

wats:ON? 2017: BODY DRIFT Reception & Performance - CFA

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BODY DRIFT

BODY DRIFT

Performance by Jakob Marsico and Chris Carlson

Fri 03 Nov
6:30pm   Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
7:30pm   Immersive Audiovisual Performance, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

Sat 04 Nov
6:30pm   Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
7:30pm   Immersive Audiovisual Performance, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

JAKOB MARSICO - CHRIS CARLSON

Informal Master Class immediately follows performances of Body Drift

Fri 03 Nov
8:30pm   Backstage, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

Sat 04 Nov
8:30pm   Backstage, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre

 

JAKOB MARSICO is an interaction designer and media artist in Pittsburgh, PA. He runs Ultra Low Res Studio, an arts-engineering firm that works with developers and architects to integrate dynamic, experiential installations with the built environment. Marsico holds an adjunct instructor position at Carnegie Mellon where he teaches Reactive Spaces and Media Architecture. He has a B.A. in Religious Studies from George Washington University and a Masters of Tangible Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University. www.ultralowres.com

CHRIS CARLSON is a sound artist and software developer based in Richmond, VA. His work draws from a breadth of experience in interactive music and responsive environments and aims to inspire others to explore and create. Carlson's app, Borderlands Granular, received an Award of Distinction in Digital Music and Sound Art in the 2013 Prix Ars Electronica and has been recognized and presented by the ZKM Center for Art and Media and Sónar Festival. Carlson holds a M.A. from Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and a B.S. in Physics from James Madison University. www.modulationindex.com

BODY DRIFT is an immersive audiovisual performance that uses video-driven animation and multi-channel sound to examine the subtle shifts that take place in the development and degradation of sensory perception.

An informal master class with Jakob Marsico and Chris Carlson, providing a backstage look at the technologies behind ‘Body Drift’, takes place immediately following the performances on Friday and Saturday.
 

 

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017

watsonfestival.org

SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture

JILL WATSON

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.

SPONSORSHIP

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Nov
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

SoA Alumni Reception in Boston

SoA Alumni Reception in Boston during Greenbuild 2017  

CBT Architects, 110 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114
Thursday, 9 November 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture's Alumni Reception in Boston during Greenbuild 2017. Reconnect with colleagues and friends and learn about the work of our alumni with our host CBT Architects.

Contact Kristen Frambes at kframbes@andrew.cmu.edu with any questions.

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Nov
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

SoA Alumni Reception in Washington, DC

SoA Alumni Reception in Washington, DC  

Sustainable Design Consulting, 1432 K Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Thursday, 16 November 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm

Join us for Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture's Alumni Reception in Washington, DC. Reconnect with colleagues and friends and learn about the work of our alumni with our host Sustainable Design Consulting.

Contact Kristen Frambes at kframbes@andrew.cmu.edu with any questions.

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Oct
3
9:00am 9:00am

EcoDistricts Foundation Course - Millvale

EcoDistricts is hosting the EcoDistricts Foundation Course in Millvale at New Sun Rising on Tuesday, October 3. This day long training and workshop covers the EcoDistricts Protocol and EcoDistricts Certified, a new model for neighborhood development that puts equity, resilience, and climate protection at the center of all decisions. 

The course covers the EcoDistricts Protocol including commitments to imperatives in the areas of equity, resilience and climate protection; formation of a governance structure; development of a roadmap; and ongoing performance reporting. It outlines core requirements of EcoDistricts Certified. Case studies address lessons learned from early EcoDistricts projects and interactive working sessions allow attendees to apply EcoDistrict concepts to a hypothetical district. It also prepares attendees to become EcoDistricts Accredited Professionals.

Discounted registration available for CMU students, faculty and staff.

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Oct
2
5:00pm 5:00pm

My Architecture: A Discussion on Architectural Careers in the Creative Arts - Kresge Theater

MY ARCHITECTURE

A Discussion on Architectural Careers in the Creative Arts
M 02 October | 5:00pm | Kresge Theatre
Co-sponsored by the CMU Career and Professional Development Center
Networking reception immediately follows in CFA Alumni Concert Hall

MY ARCHITECTURE, a conversation on architectural careers in the creative arts. The event features a panel discussion on the diversity of career trajectories possible following the powerful experience and foundation of an architectural education.

The event will begin with presentations from each of our panelists on their work, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Tolbert. The panel explores the experience and perspectives of our panelists and how they leveraged their education to get to where they are today, how their professional career, work, and research may have expanded beyond traditional architectural career paths, and their experiences in practice, education, entrepreneurship, the arts, and other related ventures.

Following the panel discussion is a reception providing the opportunity for attendees to network with our moderator, panelists, invited guests, and current students.

SCHEDULE 
5:00pm | Welcome & Panelist Presentations, Kresge Theatre

5:45pm | Panelists Discussion, Kresge Theatre

Moderator:
Jonathan Tolbert is an SoA alumnus currently working at the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals.

Panelists:
Bea Spolidoro is a practicing architect with the Rothschild Doyno Collaborative and is involved with AIA Pittsburgh's Young Architects Forum. Visit Bea's website for more information.

Nina Barbuto is an alumna of the SoA and currently teaches in the SoA and IDEATE. She is the founder of Assemble, an arts and technology space teaching STEAM to young people in Pittsburgh. 

Andrew Viny is an alumnus of the SoA and HCI, and is currently working as lead designer at Google.

Jake Marsico is an SoA alumnus, artist, and adjunct professor with the IDEATE program. He holds a Masters Degree from CMU in Tangible Interaction Design and his firm is Ultra Low Res Studio.  

6:30pm | Networking Reception, Alumni Concert Hall

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Sep
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Petrochemical America Opening Reception - SPACE

Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley

Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley draws on the parallels of existing environmental degradation of Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley” and that region’s reputation for having one of the highest rates of cancer in the country and proposed petrochemical development in SWPA. The exhibit features the drawings of landscape architect Kate Orff/SCAPE Studio alongside visual and audio work by Pittsburgh artists to relate a unique narrative of the people who live in the midst of this toxic industry. This show is curated by Sophie Riedel in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab with the support of The Air Quality Collaborative.

The two-week exhibit will open in downtown Pittsburgh’s SPACE gallery, 27 September – 7 October 2017, and move to the Beaver Station Cultural and Event Center for a second showing 16-20 October 2017.

What: Petrochemical America: From Cancer Alley to Toxic Valley
Where: SPACE gallery, 812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
When: 27 September – 7 October 2017

Wed 27 Sep: 5:00-8:00pm
Opening Reception with Wilma Subra. RSVP here.

Wed 4 Oct: 3:30-6:00pm
Regional Visioning Session. Elected officials and the public are invited to a conversation around a healthier economic future.

Sat 7 Oct: 5:30-8:00pm
Closing Reception with Gena Wirth of SCAPE Studio. Bus Tour of the Petrochemical Plant in Potter Township.

Read the event press release for more information.

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Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

wats:ON? 2017: TRANSITIONAL SPACES Opening Reception - Miller Gallery

HADI TABATABAI

TRANSITIONAL SPACES

Exhibition of the work of Hadi Tabatabai

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 12 Nov   Miller Gallery

Fri 22 Sep
6:00-8:00pm   Reception, Floor 3 Miller Gallery

HADI TABATABAI

Transitional Spaces

Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm   Exhibition Opening and Festival Reception, College of Fine Arts Great Hall
6:00pm   Artist Talk, College of Fine Arts Kresge Theatre
 

TRANSITIONAL SPACES Through an elegant combination of drawing, painting and sculpture, Hadi Tabatabai's work describes a place that is as much an idea as a physical location. These compositions embody liminality: that is, they create a constant experience of sensations that exist at the limen, or edge, of perception. To bring about this state, Tabatabai has removed all possible distractions. Narrative and figuration, even figure and ground, have been excised from these delicate combinations of squares, rectangles, and floating lines.

Tabatabai uses the physical nature of the materials to create subtle shifts within the surface plane. The lines are delineated by slightly raised or lowered edges of materials to create works that straddle the realm of the pictorial and the sculptural. Through the use of light and shadow, depth of field, and other optical obfuscations, the positive and negative space in the paintings becomes indeterminate. His work evokes the relationship between what is imagined on the surface and what is actually rendered - in a sense questioning what is being ‘looked at’ or ‘seen’.

For the past twenty years, Tabatabai has devoted his attention to a very tiny area - an area that comprises the physicality of a line and functions as the transitional space between two entities. He views the ‘line’ as empty space without an agenda or allegiance; it is neither here nor there. Tabatabai believes that by paying attention to this tiny, subtle, yet detailed space, one is forced to turn away from the outside world and focus inward on one’s own interior space.

‘Transitional Spaces’, a new original installation created by Hadi Tabatabai especially for the wats:ON? Festival, will be on exhibition in the College of Fine Arts Great Hall through 02 December.

Hadi Tabatabai’s exhibition, also entitled ‘Transitional Spaces’ will be on exhibition at the Miller Gallery through 12 November.
 

HADI TABATABAI was born in Mashhad Iran in 1964. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 with his family, settling in California. Tabatabai received a B.S. in industrial technology from California State University Fresno in 1985 and a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. Tabatabai's work has been shown in London, Paris, Turin, Frankfurt, Bonn, Bogotá, and widely in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Danese/Corey and Anthony Grant Galleries in New York, Brian Gross Fine Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Inde/Jacobs in Marfa Texas. His works are included in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum, (Berkeley California), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington Delaware), the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu Hawaii), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville Maine), the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas (Austin), Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Wellesley MA), Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick ME), The Lannan Foundation, The Progressive Corporation Art Collection, the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Gerald E. Buck Collection, the Estate of Agnes Martin and Luc Tuymans. www.haditabatabai.com
 

wats:ON? 2017: SHIFT
02-04 November 2017
 

watsonfestival.org

SHIFT challenges realms of phenomenal perception, dislocating conditioned ways of seeing to affect a sense of indeterminacy between physical and perceptual space. The experience of these works allows for a transience of fixed perception and the fluid interplay between the rational and the visceral, revealing the exquisite ambiguity of the sublime. 

SPIKE WOLFF   Curator, wats:ON? Artistic and Executive Director
EDDY MAN KIM   Associate Curator, School of Architecture
 

JILL WATSON

The Jill Watson Festival Across the Arts (wats:ON?) was created to honor the life of Jill Watson, whose interest in the arts inspired others through her work and her teaching. The festival celebrates Jill's commitment to an interdisciplinary philosophy as an artist and her accomplishments and reputation as an architect. Jill Watson was a Carnegie Mellon University alumna, adjunct faculty member in the School of Architecture, and acclaimed Pittsburgh architect who died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996.
 

SPONSORSHIP

The 2017 wats:ON? Festival is made possible by the generous endowment of the JILL WATSON FAMILY FOUNDATION.

Additional support provided by:
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University
Office of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts
School of Architecture
School of Art
School of Music
The Miller Gallery

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Sep
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

CFA Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception - Alumni Concert Hall

CFA Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception

All CFA faculty and staff invited to join for hors d'oeuvres and drinks as we welcome new and returning faculty and staff, and recognize those recently reappointed, promoted, or tenured.

RSVP to Susan Hrishenko at susan027@cmu.edu or 412-268-2349 no later than 8 September.

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Sep
13
4:30pm 4:30pm

SoA Study Abroad Info Session - CFA 206A

SoA Study Abroad Info Session

Join us Wednesday, 13 Sept at 4:30pm in CFA 206A for information, discussion, and refreshments at the Fall SoA Study Abroad Info Session.

Chris Menand from the Office of International Education will discuss programs, planning, and logistics and will answer your questions. Erica Oman will also review the additional application required by the SoA for study abroad approval.

If you plan on studying abroad during the Spring 2018 semester, please be sure to attend.

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Aug
28
4:30pm 4:30pm

School of Architecture BBQ & Highlands Award Exhibit - Peace Garden/CFA Great Hall

Immediately following the First Day Assembly, the entire SoA community is invited to a BBQ in the College of Fine Arts Peace Garden (event to be held in CFA Great Hall in case of inclement weather). The event is sponsored by AIAS, NOMAS, and inter·punct. Highlands Travel Fellowship award winner Louisa Jáuregui's project A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces will also be on display.


Highlands Travel Fellowship Exhibit

Recent Highlands Travel Fellowship Award winner Louisa Jáuregui will exhibit her project A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces during the reception following the First Day Assembly.

A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces: The Role of Schrebergärten in Leipzig, Germany looks at the present-day state of allotment gardens in Leipzig in the context of 150 years of urban growth, decline and development. An exploration of diverse adjacencies, this project reveals the unique way in which green-space has woven itself into the urban fabric, transcending typical notions of what city-gardens look like. 

Louisa Jáuregui graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture with a B.Arch in 2009. She is an avid cyclist and proponent of city-living with an interest in the insertion of nature into urban environments. Living and working in Pittsburgh and then Seattle after graduation, she became a registered architect in the state of Washington in 2011 while working mostly on single-family residential construction. Her receipt of the Highlands Travel Fellowship coincided with her and her partner's decision to move to Germany in 2016. Following her investigation into the Schrebergarten culture of Leipzig, Louisa has since been employed as a Research Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany where she is the proud owner of a fixer-upper of an allotment garden.

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Aug
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

First Day Assembly & Highlands Award Presentation - McConomy Auditorium

The First Day Assembly for all SoA faculty, students, alumni, and staff is scheduled for 3:00pm on Monday, 28 August in the McConomy Auditorium located in the Cohan University Center. 


Highlands Travel Fellowship Presentation

Recent Highlands Travel Fellowship Award winner Louisa Jáuregui will present her project A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces during the First Day Assembly.

A German Paradigm for Reexamining Residual Urban Spaces: The Role of Schrebergärten in Leipzig, Germany looks at the present-day state of allotment gardens in Leipzig in the context of 150 years of urban growth, decline and development. An exploration of diverse adjacencies, this project reveals the unique way in which green-space has woven itself into the urban fabric, transcending typical notions of what city-gardens look like. 

Louisa Jáuregui graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture with a B.Arch in 2009. She is an avid cyclist and proponent of city-living with an interest in the insertion of nature into urban environments. Living and working in Pittsburgh and then Seattle after graduation, she became a registered architect in the state of Washington in 2011 while working mostly on single-family residential construction. Her receipt of the Highlands Travel Fellowship coincided with her and her partner's decision to move to Germany in 2016. Following her investigation into the Schrebergarten culture of Leipzig, Louisa has since been employed as a Research Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany where she is the proud owner of a fixer-upper of an allotment garden.

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Aug
21
to Aug 24

Digital Skills Workshops - CFA 214 & MMCH C4

Digital Skills Workshops

Digital Skills Workshops are being offered for School of Architecture students from August 21-24, 2017.

Complete this survey before registering. For Digital Representation and Computation workshops, you must bring your own laptop with the necessary software installed.

Digital Fabrication workshops are limited to 15 students per session.

More information available on the tech.soa website.

 

Schedule:

2D Graphics & Printing
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Monday, Aug 21 2017 03:00pm - 05:00pm
Location: CFA 214
Create quality 2D graphics optimized for specific uses.

Grasshopper Basics
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Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 02:00pm - 05:00pm
Location: CFA 214
Understand scripting basics; Read a grasshopper script; Basic Grasshopper workflows.

dFAB Lab Policies & Laser Cutting (Group B)
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Tuesday, Aug 22 2017 02:00pm - 05:00pm
Location: MMCH C4
Required for all Fabrication workshops.

Grasshopper Intermediate
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Wednesday, Aug 23 2017 02:00pm - 05:00pm
Location: CFA 214
Understand data trees, control flow, and techniques for establishing component relationships in a larger model.

CNC Routing (Group B)
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Wednesday, Aug 23 2017 02:00pm - 05:00pm
Location: MMCH C4
The Basics of CNC Routing.

Grasshopper Advanced Part 1
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Thursday, Aug 24 2017 10:00am - 01:00pm
Location: CFA 214
Extend Grasshopper’s capability with loops; Create responsivity.

3D Printing (Group B)
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Thursday, Aug 24 2017 10:00am - 01:00pm
Location: MMCH C4
Basic modeling for 3D Printing.

Grasshopper Advanced Part 2
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Thursday, Aug 24 2017 02:00pm - 05:00pm
Location: CFA 214
Extend Grasshopper’s processing ability with plugins for physical simulation and urban analysis.

Vacuum Forming (Group B)
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Thursday, Aug 24 2017 02:00pm - 05:00pm
Location: MMCH C4
Intro to vacuum forming!

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Jul
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol 27 - City of Asylum

Doors open at 5pm / PechaKucha Presentations start at 7pm. 

PechaKucha Nights are informal, fun gatherings held in more than 900 cities worldwide, where creative people share their ideas, works and thoughts in a 20x20 format; a presentation style with 20 images that advance automatically for 20 seconds each, as the presenter talks along with the images.

There is no admission fee to enjoy the presentations, however registration is required.

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Jul
1
to Aug 12

Pre-College Architecture

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Pre-College Architecture is an intensive, immersive summer program at Carnegie Mellon University that welcomes high school students into the creative energy and speculative culture of the college-level experience. 

Students experience the dynamic of learning through making in a studio environment, supported by integrated coursework in digital media, drawing, seminars, and workshops introducing students to the theory, process, and methodology of contemporary design practice. Principles of architecture are introduced through full-scale installation projects. Intensive spatial development is explored through advanced work in digital and analog media, with workshops allowing experimentation with robotic and digital fabrication technologies.

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Jun
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Autodesk BUILD Space Workshop Reception

A group of ten School of Architecture students have been taking part in a workshop exploring robotic incremental sheet metal forming to produce a ceiling installation for the Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston. Join us for the workshop's closing reception on Wednesday, 28 June from 6:00-7:30pm to view the students' work, tour the new Autodesk BUILD Space, and mingle with other SoA alumni from the Boston area.

Let us know if you plan to attend and RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jun
19
to Aug 4

Architecture Explorations Summer Camp

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PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUMMER DREAMERS ACADEMY

Architecture Explorations has been selected as an Activity Provider for PPS's Summer Dreamers Academy for the past two years. The program consists of 27 days where students design buildings and public spaces to better serve their communities. 

The curriculum focuses on concepts such as sustainability, historic preservation, form and function, and public interest design, through the lens of a 4th grader. Our goal is to provide students with the tools and encouragement to pursue their interests and become thoughtful citizens of our world.

More information.

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