Assistant Professor of Architecture Kristy Balliet will serve as a conference chair in the upcoming Possible Mediums conference, co-hosted by The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, University of Kentucky College of Design, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture. The event will take place in Columbus, Ohio at the Knowlton School of Architecture from February 7th to the 10th.
The Possible Mediums conference is composed of a series of workshops and panel discussions revolving around four “possible mediums.” Challenging the boundaries of architectural convention, the invited workshop leaders employ exploratory processes rooted in mediums external to the discipline (such as film or comics) or developed from atypical applications of more conventional mediums (such as drawings or models). The technical sophistication and inventive applications of their work reflect two major developments within speculative architecture of the past decade: a broad diffusion of technological expertise and a shift from critical to projective theory. Preserving commitment to expertise and imagination, Possible Mediums places this group of designers in productive dialog, unpacking their collective foundations and futures.
Kristy Balliet from The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, Kelly Bair from University of Illinois at Chicago / School of Architecture, Adam Fure from University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and Kyle Miller from University of Kentucky College of Design.
Jeffrey Kipnis and John McMorrough
Ellie Abrons, Andrew Atwood, Angela Co, Brennan Buck, Justin Diles, David Freeland, Andrew Holder, Mariana Ibañez, Jason Kelly Johnson, Thomas Kelley, Simon Kim, Jimenez Lai, Michael Loverich, and Michael Young
Schedule of public events
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 | Knowlton Hall Gui Auditorium, Room 250
6:00 pm Conference Welcome from Kristy Balliet
6:10 pm Conference Introduction from Adam Fure
6:30 pm Opening Remarks from Jeffrey Kipnis
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 | Knowlton Hall Big Stairs
12:00 pm Figural Projections Panel Discussion Moderated by Kelly Bair
5:00 pm Tactile Objects Panel Discussion Moderated by Adam Fure
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 | Knowlton Hall Big Stairs
12:00 pm Active Models Panel Discussion Moderated by Kyle Miller
5:00 pm Excessive Volumes Panel Discussion Moderated by Kristy Balliet
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 | Knowlton Hall Center Space
11:00 am Workshop Exhibition
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 | Knowlton Hall Gui Auditorium, Room 250
12:00 pm Closing Remarks and Panel Discussion with John McMorrough
Additional information can be found on the conference website: possiblemediums.wordpress.com