Taubman College Gallery
100 Drawings, 48 Characters, 12 Landforms: Projects by 2012-13 Architecture Fellows
March 20 – April 28, 2013
Opening presentations: Wednesday, March 20, 6:00 p.m., A+A Auditorium, reception following in the gallery
Taubman College offers three fellowships in the areas of architectural research and instruction. Each of the fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate's area of interest, resources for the development of work, possibilities to interface with scholars and researchers in the wider university context, and the opportunity to share the outcome of the fellowship with the College. Fellows spend one year in residence and teach three classes in addition to pursuing their fellowship interests.
- Andrew Holder, Project/Oberdick Fellow
- Alexander Maymind, Research/Sanders Fellow
- Christian Stayner, Design/Muschenheim Fellow
Thesis Honors Projects
May 8 – September 11, 2013
Liberty Research Annex Gallery
Research Through Making
March 15 – April 21, 2013
Opening Presentations: Friday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. A+A Auditorium, 7:30 reception Liberty Annex
Historically, research and creative practice have been constructed as "opposites." This is not an unusual struggle in architecture schools, particularly in the context of a research university. This perceived tension between design and research is indicative of age-old anxieties within the architecture field to understand its nature as an "applied art." Design can be a purely creative activity not unlike creative practices in music and art. In other cases, design can be a purely problem solving activity, not unlike research in engineering and industrial production.
In its fourth year, University of Michigan Taubman College's Research Through Making (RTM) Program provides seed funding for faculty research, worked on by faculty, students and interdisciplinary experts. The exhibition presents tangible results of their collaborative work.
- Electroform(alism): Masters, substrates and the rules of attraction
Jean-Louis Farges and Anya Sirota
- Making Nothing
McLain Clutter and Kyle Reynolds
- (DE)COMPOSING TERRITORY: Enclosure as a negotiation between bioplastics + environments
- Crease, Fold, Pour: Advancing Flexible Formwork with Digital Fabrication and Origami Folding
- Platform for Architecture & Makin' It, A Situation Comedy
John McMorrough and Julia McMorrough
Judges: Eva Franch i Gilabert, Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture; Michael Meredith, Principal, MOS; Assistant Professor, Princeton School of Architecture; Joe Valerio, Principal, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
For more information please visit the Research Through Making page.
Graduate Thesis Reviews
May 1 – 5, 2013
Architecture master students from University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and urban Planning will present and display M.Arch. thesis projects at Taubman College's Liberty Annex, 305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. The project reviews and the subsequent exhibition are free and open to the U-M community and guests.
Wallenberg Studio Exhibition
May 3-5, 2013
CMYK galleries, 3rd Floor, A+A Building
Events are free and open to the public.
Taubman College Gallery, room 2106 Art and Architecture Building, hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
LIberty Research Annex Gallery, 305 W. Liberty St., hours: Thursday to Sunday, 3-7 pm