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Yu-Wen Wu delivers inaugural Amaral Visiting Artist Lecture for Arts in Common, Bristol

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Yu-Wen Wu delivered the inaugural Amaral Visiting Artist Lecture at the Bristol Courthouse on May 25, discussing her large scale commission at Harvard’s Chao Center, which she completed in conjunction with Bristol’s Paul Amaral. The lecture was attended by more than 80 people.

Wu is an interdisciplinary artist practising in Boston, whose work explores universal connectedness, interdependence, and persistence of change. Through drawing, video and installation, her work bridges cultures, art and sciences, imagination, and documentation. Her work at the Chao Center features collaboration with Amaral Custon Fabrication, which fuses craftsmanship with modern fabrication techniquest  to realize world-class monumental and public sculptures.

Duffy—Maximum Security exhibition

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

The work of Elizabeth Duffy, Associate Professor of Art and University Core Professor, was featured in a major exhibition, “Maximum Security” at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey from April 17-June 26, 2016, curated by Mary Birmingham, which also included an Artists Talk by Duffy. The exhibition includes six quilts Duffy created in 2015 and 2016, who writes of the work, “Quilts immediately bring to mind ideas of home, comfort and security. As heirlooms, they carry narratives that are otherwise forgotten. Bringing these two seemingly polarizing forms together allows me to highlight the costs borne by societies deeply invested in incarceration.

Zubizarreta wins national Alpha Chi recognition

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Diego Zubizarreta, BS ‘16, has received recognition from Alpha Chi, the national honorary society, exhibiting his work at the 2016 Alpha Chi Convention in Washington DC in April 2016. Apha Chi members are the top 5% of the university’s junior and senior class. Following graduation, Zubizzareta is working with Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven.

Graduate Student Association hosts 2015/16 Celebration and Awards Event

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

SAAHP’s Graduate Student Association sponsored the school’s Annual Celebration of Master of Architecture and MS in Historic Preservation graduating students, and the Graduate Student Awards at the Providence Art Club in May. This year’s award winners include:

MS in Historic Preservation Awards
Academic Achievement: Christina Coleman
Community Service: Christina Coleman
These awards were accompanied by a copy of The Skyscraper and the City, authored by Professor Gail Fenske, and published by the University of Chicago Press.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse attracts 600 to RWU Inaugural Macro Lecture

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, offered the inaugural Macro Lecture, “Time to Wake Up: How Students Can Change the Climate Change Debate” at Roger Williams University on March 31, 2016 in an event attended by more than 600 people in the University Fieldhouse. Senator Whitehouse is a leading US voice acknowledging and seeking action on climate change, which includes his more than 100 “Time To Wake Up” speeches in the US Senate in recent years. The senator’s remarks in the Macro Lecture were followed by a question and answer session with WCAI and WGBH’s science reporter Heather Goldstone.

Pavlides and students co-present at Gardner Mathematics Conference

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Eleftherios Pavlides PhD, AIA, Professor of Architecture, co-presented with Thomas Banchoff, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Brown University on the Chiral Icosahedral Hinge Elastegrity's Shape-shifting at the G4G12 Gathering for Gardner Twelve on March 31 2016 in Atlanta. Sarah Thompson, M.Arch ’16, was listed as third co-author. The presentation explored geometries involving folding and woven rigid and elastic members that can change shape, and polyhedral geometries that may be useful in structures as well as as models of biological forms

Proctor at Vasari@ Santa Croce Conference, Florence

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Assistant Professor Anne Proctor was one of nine presenters from Italy and abroad at the Vasari @ Santa Croce Conference, Florence Italy, March 2016; in association with the Medici Archive Project, Opera di Santa Croce, Syracuse University, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The conference featured presentations in Italian and English. Proctor presented ““Vasari and his Subcontractors: Francesco da Sangallo, Dionigi Nigetti, and Battista Botticelli at Santa Croce”. Other presenters were from Temple University, Syracuse University, University of Florence, Opera di Santa Croce, Christopher Newport University, American University, University of Fribourg, University of Barcelona, and the Medici Archive Project.

O’Neill’s Abacus installed at de Cordova Sculpture Park

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Artist Dan O’Neill, SAAHP Studio Technician, has a new site specific installation of his work Abacus at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA from May 11-15, 2016. The paper and monofilament work is curated by The Avenue Concept.

Bonder presents at ACSA Seattle, is Raoul Wallenberg Juror at Michigan

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Professor of Architecture Julian Bonder was one of three recipients of the ACSA Creative Achievement Award, for his work with students “Unearthing Traces of Rhode Island’s Slave Trade” in March 2016, featured earlier this year in SAAHP News. In April, Bonder also served as a Raoul Wallenberg juror for the University of Michigan Taubmann College of Architecture. Wallenberg, a 1935 graduate from Michigan’s architecture program, led efforts that saved tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, and his memory is a significant legacy at the university and its Taubman College of Architecture.

Dermody moderates two BTES panels at ACSA Conference, Seattle

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Associate Professor Robert Dermody moderated two panel discussions at the 104th ACSA Annual Meeting in Seattle. The first “ Structure as Design Knowledge” co-moderated by Dermody with colleagues Marci Uihlein from University of Illinois-Champaign and Tyler Sprague from the University of Washington, explored the exchange between structure and architecture, investigating how structure as a knowledge-creating framework enhances and compliments architectural design. The second was a Building Technology Educators Society (BTES) Special focus session on Technology, Architecture and Design, a new journal being launched this year by BTES. Panelists include Michelle Addington, Kiel Moe and Rashida Ng.