This symposium, convened by Michelle Addington, will challenge the increasing normalization of homogeneous environments through an exploration of the behavior of light and its interaction with human perception. The design disciplines have approached light through the design of lighting, i.e., light as determined by tangible artifacts that over-privileges planar materials. By assuming that lighting is the resultant of constituent properties and surfaces, this approach neglects the contingency of perception. Light, however, is both an instrumental means and a performative end and, as such, the most strategic use of materials would be as discretionary interventions at the micron scale to facilitate the movement of light. Light is at the nexus of the physical and the physiological, the material and the virtual, the formal and the phenomenal. How do we invert our normative approach and design what we see by designing what we can’t see?
Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:30 AM
This symposium is supported by the generosity of Gerald D. Hines, the Hines Interest Limited Partnership and the Hines Fund for Research in Sustainable Architectural Design.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Afternoon session Hastings Hall, 2:00 p.m.
Michelle Addington, Yale University
Nasser Abulhasan and Joaquin Perez-Goicoechea, AGi Architects
Marilyne Andersen, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Martina Decker, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Katherine Stege, Yale University
Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA
“Environment and architecture” Hastings Hall, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Morning session Hastings Hall, 9:30 a.m.
Kasper Guldager Jensen, 3XN
Anna Dyson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Billie Faircloth, Kieran Timberlake
Dakota Cooley, Yale University
Mark Loeffler, Atelier Ten
Eero Puurunen, Yale University
Afternoon session Hastings Hall, 1:30 p.m.
Sheila Kennedy, Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Richard Prum, Yale University
Maria Aiolova, Terreform ONE
Misha Semenov, Yale University
Jennifer Tipton, Yale University
James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates
Michael Young, The Cooper Union
Tess McNamara, Yale University
Deborah Berke, Yale University