Outside, Inside, and Between Things
Wednesday, February 17th
6:00 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Reception
University of Calgary Downtown Campus (Event Centre) - 906 – 8 Ave S W
Admission is free for students, $10 for non-students. Public welcome. CASH AT THE DOOR.
Please join us for the sixth installment in The Faculty of Environmental Design’s Design Matters 2015-2016 Lecture Series.
The lecture will be followed by a reception generously sponsored by Gibbs Gage Architects. Gibbs Gage Architects is one of the largest architectural firms in Western Canada growing to include more than 125 of the industry's most collaborative, experienced, and regionally attune, skilled professionals offering innovation in architecture, interior design and urban design.
This February lecture was made possible by the Dale Taylor Visiting Lectureship, named in honour of Dale Taylor, a past Director of the Architecture Program and Professor Emeritus.
About the Presentation
Ellie Abrons & Adam Fure: Outside, Inside, and Between Things
Frequent collaborators Ellie Abrons (EADO) and Adam Fure (SIFT Studio) will discuss in this lecture how they pursue the design of things through form and aesthetics. Working at a range of scales and mediums, they construct colorful, textured, and reflective objects that contain complex relations of inner and outer profile. Architectural concerns derive from the careful positioning of objects in relation to one another, their audience, and the spaces in which they reside. This produces a range of spatial relations that confuse conventional binaries of inside/outside, subject/object, and alive/dead, with the aim of expanding our sense of place within constantly changing environments.
About the Lecturers
Ellie Abrons is an architectural designer, educator, the principal of EADO, and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Her focus is on material experimentation, advanced digital modeling and fabrication techniques, and explorations of formal allusion. Ellie’s work has been exhibited at the 2012 Venice Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, A+D Gallery, and the Architectural Association. Recently, Ellie was selected, as part of T+E+A+M, to exhibit work in the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Adam Fure is an architectural designer who leads SIFT Studio, a collaborative architectural design practice, and also Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Beijing Biennale, The New School in New York, the A+D Gallery in Los Angeles, the AA in London, and the Grand Rapids Museum of Art. Adam is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 Architectural League Prize and a residency fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. Fure is also co-founder of the Possible Mediums project.