02.02.15 to 06.05.15

SoA Digital Exhibitions: Spring 2015

SoA Digital Gallery


February 2 - February 20
Curated by Mario Gandelsonas
With Julian Harake, the spring 2014 design seminar ARC492, and Omnivore

Avatars is a project developed in Mario Gandelsonas' spring 2014 undergraduate seminar, Topics in the Formal Analysis of the Urban Structure.  Based on ten regional profiles, each describing a statistically representative resident of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, the project is a collaboration with the Regional Plan Association (RPA) as part of the development of RPA's Fourth Regional Plan for the three state area.  As a group, the ten individual profiles reflect key aspects of the demographic, socio-economic and geographic composition of the region.  The exhibition begins in 2016, when the Fourth Regional Plan will be launched, and follows the Avatars' daily activities through 2026, and 2040.

Tracing Waste
February 23 - March 13
Curated by Curt Gambetta and Mariana Mogilevich

Accompanying the symposium Producing Waste, Producing Space, the exhibition Tracing Waste examines a number of artistic works that trace the movement of trash and sewage. Ranging in strategy from mapping to performance, they experiment with different forms of social engagement, inviting spectatorship, rehearsal and participation in the movement of waste. By embodying and making visible otherwise invisible processes of waste making and disposal, the works in Tracing Waste propose that tracing is a crucial practice for reimagining how society lives with its waste.

Projections:  Recent Works by Young & Ayata and Norman Kelley
March 27 - April 14
Curated by Michael Young, Kutan Ayata, Carrie Norman, and Thomas Kelley

Last year, four Princeton SoA alumni won the 2014 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.  Using a varied set of projections, from forecasting to image-making, the exhibition showcases the recent work of the two firms: Young & Ayata and Norman Kelley

Founded in 2008, Young & Ayata is a New York–based architectural design studio founded by Michael Young and Kutan Ayata. Young & Ayata view the tensions, overlaps, and frictions created through multiple mediations as the conditions for an aesthetic of estranged realism in architecture. Michael Young earned a Post-Professional MArch degree from Princeton University and a BArch from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a registered architect in the state of New York, and is an assistant professor at the Cooper Union and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. Kutan Ayata received a BFA in architecture from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MArch from Princeton University. He is a registered architect in the Chamber of Architects in Turkey, and is currently a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct assistant professor at Pratt Institute.

Norman Kelley is the architecture and design collaborative of Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley, based in New York and Chicago. The firm’s work is informed by optics, error, and analog drawing media.  Represented by Volume Gallery in Chicago, the work has been published and exhibited widely, most recently in Log 31 and the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale.  Thomas Kelley received his MArch from Princeton University (’09) and a BArch from the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of the Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship from SUNY Buffalo and the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. Kelley is currently a clinical assistant professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Carrie Norman received her MArch from Princeton University (’10) and a BArch from the University of Virginia. Norman is a licensed architect and a member of the Architecture League of New York’s Young Architects and Designers Committee. She is currently a senior design associate with SHoP Architects in New York.

Frederick Kiesler's Magic Architecture
April 20 - June 5
Curated by Spyros Papapetros and Gerd Zillner, Kiesler Foundation, Vienna

The first public view of Frederick Kiesler's book manuscript entitled Magic Architecture (ca. 1947) telling the "story of human housing" from the caves and animal habitations of prehistory to the technological shelters of the post-atomic age. The exhibition will showcase parts of Kiesler's original typescript, the complete set of maquettes for the sixty composite illustrations prepared by the architect, as well as manuscript drafts, sketches, and newspaper clippings documenting his multi-year research in anthropological, ethnographic, and scientific sources. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project of Princeton University and the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation in Vienna.