January 18–February 26, 2014 - Liberty Gallery
January 17 opening: lecture by Jimenez Lai, 6pm Art & Architecture Auditorium; reception following
“Possible Mediums” is an exhibition showcasing a series of design investigations based in speculative architectural mediums, driven by a group of emerging designers. The exhibition is the culmination of the Possible Mediums project, a series of events sponsored by The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and University of Kentucky College of Design. The inaugural event, a regional conference that took place at The Ohio State University in February 2013, brought together 18 designers,120 students, and special guests to participate in design workshops and formal discussions surrounding the question of mediums in contemporary architecture. Challenging the boundaries of architectural convention, the 12 workshop leaders led students in 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 exhibition will present new commissioned works by some of the conference participants that demonstrate new implications of the workshops. Assistant Professor Adam Fure organized the exhibition and designed the installation.
Supported by the Graham Foundation and, in Ann Arbor, sponsored by the Johe Endowment Fund