This exhibition reconceives the relationship between humans and their environment in architecture through prototypes and models that explore emerging forms of bioarchitecture, living systems, and evolving environments. The exhibition critiques the performance-driven corporate architecture of “sealed” envelopes and controlled environments, which disconnects users from natural air, light, and exposure to public activity, while contributing to spatial homogeneity, dullness, and possibly triggering psychobiological disorders.

On the contrary, Technoecologies exhibition proposes a metabolic architecture as a provocative alternative approach, being manifested by speculative yet tangible ways. Metabolic architecture is contemplated here both literally, and metaphorically. Literally, it deals with material transformations caused by either growth or decay of organic matter. Metaphorically, it relates to immaterial transformations of light or sound caused by environmental or artificial stimuli.  Through these processes, metabolism within architecture becomes an apparatus that produces constant changes in form, space, and in user perception.

Imaginary Spaces Within: A Conversation with Soo Sunny Park

Sculpture magazine December issue features: Imaginary Spaces Within: A Conversation with Soo Sunny Park by Jan Garden Castro.  He writes, "Starting with ordinary materials such as chain link fencing, Soo Sunny Park's sculptures and installations "catch" and interact with natural light. In a radical twist, changing light, rather than the work itself, is central to the viewer's experience"... (full article in the link below)

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Christina Seely - terra systema. momentum

Assistant Professor Christina Seely's solo show terra systema. momentum is opening on Thursday 9/28 at EUQINOMprojects in San Francisco. It debuts work made through her travels over the last two summers to Greenland with Ross Virginia and the Institute of Arctic Studies JSEP program. She will also show work made through a Faculty Travel Grant, and support from the Neukom Institute at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Station on the Island of Barro Colorado in Panama.

From EQUINOMprojects:
"Seely's most recent body of work transmogrifies the tropical rainforest and the melt of the Greenland ice sheet into respective respiratory and circulatory systems, scaling the planetary to the human body. Using the roles that the arctic and tropical ecosystems play in our imagining and understanding of the planet, the work connects the singular system of self to the whole of the earth. Seely began the project in 2016 at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Station on the island of Barro Colorado in the Panama Canal."


Enrico Riley: Infinite Receptors

Enrico Riley: Infinite Receptors

Artist Talk: September 19 4:45 PM Loew Auditorium Reception to follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center Sponsored by: Studio Art DepartmentIntended Audience(s): PublicCategories: Arts, Exhibitions, Lectures & Seminars  

RISD Gary Metz Lecture Series with Assistant Professor Christina Seely

Assistant Professor Christina Seely will give a lecture for the Spring 2017 RISD Photo Gary Metz Lecture Series on:

Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00pm

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center / RISD Museum

20 North Main Street, Providence, RI



geraldautenpower at The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum

Senior Lecturer and Studio Art Director of Exhibitions, Gerald Auten, presents his show geraldautenpower at The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum. In this exhibition, Auten shares "recent and past drawings and projects that scrutinize the notion of power".

The museum will also be opening Healing Arts: Painting & Poetry, by Aidron Duckworth. This exhibition pairs work from the museum's collection with poetry that explores the themes of wellness, illness, and self-care.

The show will be open through Sunday, June 4th.

Opening reception Saturday, April 29, 2017
3:00pm 6:00pm
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
21 Bean Road, Meriden, NH 03770

Enrico Riley - Prescient Habits and Cinque Mostre 2017

Associate Professor Enrico Riley will participate in two shows this month:

"First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice."
—Octavia Butler

Mostly we don't know what we're doing—we respond, we seek, we dig in shit. We glean broken roots from history, we bounce off things, something starts to grow, to happen, ends up nowhere or with a different punch line than our intentions, a different arch, or none at all. But if we follow, build associations out of the wreckage, test the prescient cues of our inquiries, we find our work, the discipline here being work, the habit of investigation.

Prescient Habits is a show of five people who use drawing to build Prescient Habits.