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Date: March 3rd, 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00
Venue: Stack Theatre

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MAKE 2018 SYMPOSIUM  MAKING IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE

MAKE 2018 will focus on making in the interplay between art and architecture.

MAKE 2018 is hosted by CIT CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN.

ENQUIRIES:  Pamela.Hardesty@cit.ie

FEATURING:

      

JUHANI PALLASMAA FINLAND  leading international figure in contemporary architecture, education, design, and art culture.  As well as directing a busy international architecture practice, he served as Dean and Professor at Helsinki University of Technology(1991–98); Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (1978–83); and Rector of the Institute of Design, Helsinki (1970–71). He has held several visiting professorships in the U. S. and lectured widely in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia

The acclaimed Finnish architectural theorist Juhani Pallasmaa will speak on making and materiality from the perspective of his sensitive and influential philosophy of architectural space and tactile awareness. Author of over 60 books and more than 300 essays emphasising the importance of identity, sensorial experience and tactility.  Sponsored by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Southern Region. 

 

MARK GARRY IRELAND MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT; fulltime lecturer at Dublin School of Creative Arts at DIT; currently undertaking a PHD by prior practice.  He has exhibited widely in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia, representing Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale, and most recently at the Dada Post, Berlin.  His research practice observes and engages with the many mechanisms that influence and effect how one navigates the world and the negotiation of defined space.

MERGING SPECTACLE AND EMPATHY / ELOQUENT ECHOES.

Mark Garry’s talk will engage with both the installation and sonic/musical elements of his practice. He will speak about a series of projects as a means of elaborating the methods he uses to activate and narrate spaces and his engagements with and navigations of both architectural space and outdoor landscapes.  

 

ISABEL ENGLISH IRELAND  Irish visual artist, currently based in Cork. She received her BA in Fine Art from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in 2017.  As one of 12 graduates nationwide she was selected to exhibit her Degree work, plan for the ideal city, in the annual RDS Visual Arts Awards exhibition 2017. Her Degree show also earned for her the 2017 residency award in the National Sculpture Factory. English’s new work is currently on view in Black Church Print Studio in Temple Bar Dublin, as part of the group show Homo Ludens.

UTOPIA AND POSSIBILITY:  THE LAND WHERE THE ARCHITECT DREAMS

Central to her core concerns:  utopia, possibility, potential, and the quest for the ideal, Isabel English will question how the use of architectural language, media and materials reflects these ideas. Along with this, she will discuss how she developed the character of the Architect, and how this has played an integral part in both the development of her research and of her artistic language. She will discuss these ideas in relation to a grander historical referencing, including artists, architects and writers whose ideas have modeled society’s relationship to Utopia and the ideal it represents.

 

BEILI LIU UNITED STATES Born in Jilin, China; MFA University of Michigan; Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Beili Liu is a visual artist who creates material-and-process-driven, site-responsive installations.  Working with commonplace materials and elements such as thread, scissors, paper, stone, fire, and water, Liu manipulates their intrinsic qualities to extrapolate complex cultural narratives.  She has exhibited widely in Asia, Europe, and across the U.S., with solo shows in Prestegard, Norway; London; Munich; Shanghai; and San Francisco.

MINING THE MATERIAL

Beili Liu will present the research and conceptual development underpinning a series of her acclaimed large installation projects, such as House Phase Series, and Red Thread Legend Series, which use a wide repertoire of symbolic objects and materials.  Issues of site, culture, and history influence these works that are often also site-specific and sensitive to time and the environment.

 

TORSTEN BLUME  GERMANY Research associate, academic, artist, curator, and choreographer at Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation).

He is a stage director in diverse interdisciplinary collaborations.  Since 2007 he has been involved in the Foundation’s project entitled »Play Bauhaus«, which aims to establish ‘Bauhaus Stage’ as a forum for experimentation through dance- and movement installations, workshops and exhibitions. 

Torsten Blume will represent the Bauhaus role in modernising craft and making as we near the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus as the ground-breaking school of Art and Design, featuring his own special interest in Bauhaus dance as a way of bringing materials to life and into interaction in space.

 

A PANEL DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW ALL 6 PRESENTATIONS THAT WILL OFFER A CHANCE FOR ALL SPEAKERS TO TAKE FURTHER QUESTIONS, AND QUESTION EACH OTHER.

 

IN ADDITION, WE WILL OPEN AT 6PM OUR ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITION:

SOFT at the CIT Gallery Space GRAND PARADE (our new building!)  SOFT challenged CCAD students of photography and of textiles to respond to the new gallery space in diverse artworks that also convey some aspect of the complex idea of SOFT.

 This event is supported by the RIAI Southern Region                      

 

 

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