Kathy Velikov is an Architect and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is a founding partner of the research-based practice RVTR, which serves as a platform for exploration and experimentation in the agency of architecture and urban design within the context of dynamic ecological systems, infrastructures, materially and technologically mediated environments, and emerging socio-politics. The work ranges in scale from regional territories and urbanities to full-scale installation-based prototypes that explore responsive envelopes that mediate energy, atmosphere, and interaction. She is a recipient of the Architectural League's Young Architects Award and the Canadian Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture. Her work has won numerous awards and has been exhibited widely; most recently “Infundibuliforms” received a 2016 R+D Awards honorable mention from Architect Magazine. Her work and writing has been published in JAE, IJAC, Leonardo, New Geographies, eVolo, Volume, [bracket] Goes Soft, and MONU, as well as in Trubiano’s High Performance Homes, Ng and Patel’s Performative Materials in Architecture, Gerber and Ibanez’s Paradigms in Computing, Brownell and Swackhamer’s Hypernatural, and Infrastructure Space, edited by Ruby Press. Kathy is co-editor of ACADIA 2016: Posthuman Frontiers and co-author of Infra Eco Logi Urbanism (Park Books, 2015). She collaborated on EXTRACTION, the Canadian Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Tuesday, 5/2/17 - 4:45 - 5:45pm
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center