~RECYCLING In ARCHITECTURE/The American Folk Art Museum/to-nite !!
. . . meanwhile, back here, in the gritty North East – NEW YORK CITY !! – minds are a little more on edge !!
as part of their program of events & lectures – associated with their wonderful & I guess, you could say – right on, or scarily timely !! – exhibit:
‘RECYCLING & RESOURCEFULNESS/Quilts of the 1930s’
AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM – BRANCH GALLERY at 2 LINCOLN SQUARE
running: OCT 21,1008 – MARCH 15, 2009
see: CURRENT EXHIBITS: RECYCLING & RESOURCEFULNESS: Quilts of the 1930s !!
(and, definite do not don’t miss the quilt – pop-ups !!)
The AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM is presenting a free lecture to-nite: THURS DEC 4, 2008, 6-6:45 PM
also at the 2 LINCOLN SQ. BRANCH.
entitled: ‘FROM CAR TO CONTAINER: A BRIEF HISTORY OF RECYCLING IN ARCHITECTURE’
the speaker is: GABRIELLE ESPERDY, associate professor of architecture, New Jersey Institute of technology, NEWARK.
“How do architects recycle industrial detritus into new buildings that are aesthetically inventive and ideologically charged ? This talk will examine recent work, including projects by LOT-EK, Single Speed Design, and Rural Studio, as well as significant historical examples from ancient Rome to the 1960s that demonstrate how trained designers and self-taught builders have confronted the dilemma of waste.” (press release)
LOT-EK, Single Speed Design & Rural Studio have very interesting websites – both for cutting edge graphics & content !!
see: LOT-EK !!
see: Rural Studio !!