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DATEMay 31 2019 - 7:00pm to Jun 2 2019 - 5:00pm
Free and open to the public, SALON 2019 is a multi-day exhibition of works from recent UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture graduates taking place from May 31 to June 2.
Friday, May 31 | 7 p.m.
Join us for the opening reception on May 31, where you will have a chance meet emerging practitioners and discuss their work. Refreshments will be provided.
Reto Geiser of MG&CO. Lecture
Saturday, June 1 | 4 p.m.
Reto Geiser is a scholar of modern architecture with a focus on the intersections between architecture, pedagogy, and media. A founding partner in the Houston-based design practice MG&Co., he is developing spatial strategies at a range of scales; from book to house.
He has curated the exhibition Explorations: Teaching, Design, Research, Switzerland’s official contribution to the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale, and the installation Rooms for Books at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Geiser has previously collaborated with Bruce Mau Design, Stéphane Beel Architects, and Diller+Scofidio.
Current work includes an exhibition design project for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, and environmental graphics for the Menil Collection in Houston, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Rice University School of Architecture, where he teaches history, theory, and design.
Turncoats debate: Vanity publishing
Saturday, June 1 | 7 p.m.
What the hell happened to architectural media?
Fueled by click-bait and tabloid-style reporting, the media is only concerned with how many likes, retweets and followers it can garner. Monographs, magazines and architectural websites have simply become extensions practitioners websites—promoting Starchitecture and corporate agendas. Where are the critical inquiries, investigative reporting and original contributions? Click here to unsubscribe.
221A x Urbanarium x SALON panel: Designing affordability
Sunday, June 2 | 1 p.m.
A common frustration shared by emerging practitioners is that housing is too often pre-determined as unaffordable by the influence of market forces, and by opaque private and public partnerships that take place at the civic planning level. This panel will begin a much needed conversation amongst practitioners of Architecture, Urban Planning and Education to propose ways we can meaningfully offer housing alternatives, change the narratives around the housing crisis, and build social power with tenants and property owners alike.
Panelists include: Travis Hanks, Noha Sedky, Bruce Haden, Inge Roecker, and Christine Rohrbacher.
'Designing Affordability' will be introduced and moderated by Jesse McKee, Head of Strategy at 221A.
Additional works from the graduating class will be on display at Patron Art House starting June 1st.