Thomas Kelley and Florian Idenburg


Friday Jan 29, 2016

UCLA A.UD Winter Workshop Kickoff Event
Introductions by Erin Besler and Jimenez Lai
Presentations by Thomas Kelley and Florian Idenburg with Ana Prvacki

On Friday January 29, 2016 at 10am we will gather in the Decafe to kickoff the UCLA A.UD Winter workshops. Thomas Kelley and Florian Idenburg with Ana Prvacki, this years workshops leaders, will present their topics and agenda for the days to follow. Please join us. 

Friday Jan 29, 2016
Courtyard (or DeCafe depending on the weather)
Roundtable with Michael Osman, Erin Besler, Jimenez Lai, Thomas Kelley, Florian Idenburg and Ana Prvački
Lunch will be served.

As part of the UCLA A.UD Winter workshop led by Thomas Kelley and Florian Idenburg with Ana Prvacki. Please join Michael Osman, Jimenez Lai, Erin Besler, the workshop leaders and the student participants for a lunchtime discussion. All are welcome! 

Monday Feb 1, 2016

UCLA A.UD Winter Workshop Closing Remarks
Discussion with Thomas Kelley, Florian Idenburg, Ana Prvacki, Erin Besler, Jimenez Lai and Workshop Participants
Following the workshop reviews on Monday afternoon (2pm - 6pm)please join us in the Decafe for a discussion and closing remarks. 


Thomas Kelley was raised in Canberra, Berlin, Warsaw, Tegucigalpa, Oxford, Lima, and Washington D.C.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture.  Together with Carrie Norman, Thomas operates an architecture and design collaborative based in New York and Chicago under the pseudonym, Norman Kelley.  Their work, which includes site-specific drawings and furniture, re-examines architecture’s relationship to perception through deceptive optics.  Norman Kelley is represented by Volume Gallery.


Florian Idenburg is a Dutch architect and co-founder of SO-IL in New York City with Jing Liu. SO - IL, led by its founders along with Ilias Papageorgiou, designs with strong direction and purpose while leaving space for interpretation, change, and transformation. Every structure can create moments of wonder, contemplation, and energetic engagement. As such, beauty and clarity in forms and surfaces are core to SO – IL’s practice. SO – IL is known for their MoMAPS1 installation ‘Pole Dance’, the tent for the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Kukje Gallery in Seoul and the Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, slated for completion in the summer of 2016. Idenburg is Associate Professor of Practice at Harvard / GSD.

In her videos, services, concoctions and drawings Ana Prvački uses a gently pedagogical and comedic approach in an attempt to reconcile etiquette and erotics. Her work has been included in many international exhibitions including Istanbul, Biennial 2015, dOCUMENTA 13, Sydney Biennial 2007, Singapore Biennial 2006, and the Turin Triennale 2005. She has developed projects for venues and institutions such as the ICA Singapore, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea (Turin), Bloomberg HQ (NYC), Art in General (NYC), Artists Space (NYC) and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston). She is represented by 1301PE.