|MADE UP: THE PROJECT
||READINGS AND SCREENINGS
Saturday, February 19
Denise Gonzales Crisp
CO-PRESENTED WITH BIG CITY FORUM
This special evening features an eclectic group of designers, artists and writers for whom writing or other narrative forms operate in a critical dialogue with visual practice. Concluding discussion with Leonardo Bravo of Big City Forum.
Denise Gonzales Crisp is a Professor in the Graphic Design Department of the School of Design at North Carolina State University, and principal of the occasional design studio SuperStove! Denise’s design and writing have appeared in many international magazines, exhibitions and anthologies, including All Access: The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers (2006), Design Research: Methods and Perspectives(2003) and Design Dictionary (2008).
Zoe Crosher is an artist living in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Vancouver, Rotterdam, Los Angeles and New York City. In addition to her exhibition practice, she has a monograph, Out the Window (LAX), examining space and transience around the Los Angeles airport, and an upcoming monograph on her newest project The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, to be published by Aperture Books. Crosher recently served as visiting faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, as well as associate editor at the journal Afterall. She has upcoming projects planned with LAXART (September 2010 billboard) and the 2010 California Biennial.
Tom Marble, AIA, is a native Angeleno who earned architecture degrees from UC Berkley and Yale. Tom is co-writer of The Spirit In Architecture: John Lautner. After working for firms as diverse as Morphosis and SOM, Rios Associates and The Irvine Company, Tom opened his own practice, Marble Architecture in 2001. Focusing on the design of buildings, cities, and stories, Marble Architecture is concerned as much with what buildings mean as how they are built or function. Tom's book, After the city, this (is how we live), a romantic comedy about architecture and urbanism, was published by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design in 2008.
Michael Meredith is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His professional practice engages interdisciplinary discourses, ranging from art to technology, producing a spectrum of design work which includes furniture, products, sound, speculative architecture projects and residences in New York, Ontario, Texas, and California. Recently he was a finalist for the design of the Pentagon 9-11 memorial and the PS1/MoMA Young Architects competition. In 1998, he was a winner of the Young Architects Competition at the Architectural League of New York. His design work has been published in Architecture, Architectural Record, Casa Brutus, Competitions, McSweeney's, the New York Times, Oculus and Surface. His writings have appeared in A+U and Artforum. In 2003 he was a resident at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and in 2000 he received a residency at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.