Exhibition: Currents Suprastudio Summer Session 2011


Opening reception: September 23 | 6-8pm
Perloff Gallery

When is a building big enough to be considered a micro-city? How can continuously connected urban environments of a hyper designed nature affect our senses and how we operate and navigate in the future? And how can the representational techniques of film and multi-media shift the way in which we think about and actually design the environment?

These questions and many more will be taken up in Suprastudio 04/ 2011-2012, a yearlong immersive studio based post professional course. Professor Neil Denari, with Stephen Deters, will lead UCLA graduate students into a speculative yet very real world of technology, ranging from specialized structures and envelope design to smart communications systems. Indeed, from spectacular buildings to invisible infrastructure, cities are like any other machine or organism, constantly in need of revitalization, replacement, and invention. Suprastudio 04 will focus its inquiries into urban form and human interface in the city on a well known site in Los Angeles: Westwood Village. Nothing less than the complete transformation of this site will be the expected outcome.

This exhibition of the summer studio work, Giant Greenhouse, led by Assistant Professor Jason Payne focuses on the unique problems associated with design at very large scales. Over the course of six weeks student designers propose massive, 2 mile by 2.5 mile greenhouse structures on a site in the Coachella Valley.

Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm
Info: 310.267.4704

Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall, Decafé (unless otherwise indicated)
Parking is available in Lot 3 for $11, purchase parking at the Westholme Ave and Hilgard Ave kiosk.
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