Opening : Friday November 8, 6pm
Architecture Lightning Talks : Friday November 8, 7pm
Closing : Saturday November 9, 9pm
PROXY SF, Hayes St. + Octavia St. (map) FREE
A Planned Disappearance of is an exhibit on temporary structures. The second in DoA's series of pop-up architecture events, it aims to craft a moment of cultural intensity and civic dialogue within San Francisco.
A series of performances, talks, and installations will address how artists and architects incorporate material efficiencies, modular systems, and new technologies to adapt to limited schedules and resources. We will look at how the formalization of these broad themes has opened up opportunities for radical experimentation in the design of non-places and how the planned obsolescence of our surroundings, through digital ephemera and transient occupancy, creates active topographies.
PERFORMERS, SPEAKERS, AND INSTALLATIONS
PrincipalFirst Office Andrew Atwood is a principal of First Office, an architecture practice founded with Anna Neimark in downtown Los Angeles. Atwood is faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture where he teaches Design Studios and Visual Studies Seminars. First Office's work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including the Beijing Biennale, the Pacific Design Center, the Storefront for Art and Architecture and an upcoming show at the MAK Center, Los Angeles, among others. With Neimark he has published articles in Project Journal, ThinkSpace Pamphlet, and a forthcoming issue of Perspecta. Atwood holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Richmond and an M.Arch I from Harvard GSD. First Office has completed projects in San Francisco, Afghanistan and Los Angeles.
Principalenvelope a+d Douglas Burnham is principal and founder of envelope a+d, a San Francisco Bay Area architecture and design firm whose work reconceptualizes modes of living and building in ways that advance new models of public/private space and compelling visions of the emerging urban condition. envelope a+d's PROXY was a key project in the "Spontaneous Interventions" exhibition in the US Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. PROXY was also awarded Best Building in 2012 by the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco for its strategy of activating underutilized spaces in the city. From 2007-2010 he led the SFMOMA's Architecture + Design Forum as Chair, and now serves on the Forum's Executive Committee. Burnham's work has been published in magazines and journals including The New York Times, dwell, Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home, and Interior Design, among others. He frequently gives lectures in the U.S. and Europe on the work of envelope a+d.
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DesignerMKThink Marina Christodoulides is an Associate at MKThink, an architecture firm that specializes in alternative solutions for traditional built environment problems. She works as a Designer and Planner in their Innovation Studio, and her research and projects focus on interim use strategies. Outside of work, Marina collaborates with former graduate school colleagues on award-winning projects which include the SF Urban Prototyping's Clip + Slide and NOUH's International Competition for a Plaza in Downtown Cairo. She has taught at UCBerkeley, where she also received a MArch and MCP. Her bachelor's degree is in architecture from the University of Virginia.
by Shane Myrbeck + Emily Shisko
DirectorArchitecture Program, California College of the Arts David Gissen is a historian, theorist, critic and curator of architecture and urbanism. Recent work focuses on developing a novel concept of nature in architectural thought and developing experimental forms of architectural historical practice. He is the recipient of various awards and grants including Graham Foundation grants, the Richard J. Carroll Lectureship from Johns Hopkins University, and the Chalsty Award at CCA. He studied architecture at the University of Virginia, Columbia University, Yale University, and received his PhD from the University College London under the direction of Matthew Gandy and Adrian Forty.
Jason Kelly Johnson
Dan Spiegel Principal
ArtistChristopher Willits is a multimedia artist, an electronic music and guitar pioneer. Named "the Picasso of sound" (Tokafi), Christopher uses his self-designed software tools to "paint with his guitar" (Pitchfork), creating "mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes" (Nowness) and lush audiovisual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. A guitarist, composer, producer, photographer, visual artist, and system designer, Willits creates relaxing experiences of overlapping sound and light. Working solo and in collaboration with the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Matmos and Taylor Deupree, Christopher has released over 20 albums within the last decade. Willits is based in San Francisco and has a master's degree in electronic music from Mills College.
Musical performances curated by Jay Pellicci + Mason Lindahl.
Exhibition assistants: Vanha Lam + Win Mixter
In-kind support provided by Proxy, envelope a+d, and Graduate Programs in Architecture, California College of the Arts
Prototyping is one of the most fundamental devices used in architectural research and design. It is an experimental process that translates and mediates the constraints of built work. The economic, the structural, the social, the material, the ecological, the experiential, and the political factors that influence buildings become implicit when forms arise from tools closely tied to the visualization of information. Shaped and reshaped, analyzed and optimized, each artifact in the exhibit embodies unique potentials for the built environment.