The Architecture of Installations
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Mary Harris Auditorium
About the Lecture Nader Tehrani’s lecture The Architecture of Installations will discuss the intervention of material and spatial and formal experiments as details that then radicalize larger architectural projects. Through his extensive research of materials, Tehrani will delve into the function of installations as fruitful arenas of examination, play and experimentation. By reflecting on how small details can shape, influence, and construct greater meaning, and even find balance amid freedom and constraint, Tehrani will speak to concepts relevant to all types of creative fields.
About the Lecturer Nader Tehrani is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also Principal of NADAAA, a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm. Notably, NADAAA is the recent winner of Architecture Magazine’s No. 1 architecture firm for design in the United States. Tehrani received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree in 1991 from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
The works of Nader Tehrani have been widely exhibited at MOMA, LA MOCA and ICA Boston. His work is also part of the permanent collection of the Canadian Center for Architecture and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Tehrani’s work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, among many others.
Interventions Nader Tehrani is the third visitor for the VASD Program Interventions lecture series. This series examines the possibilities and types of interventions that exist in the cultural realm today. Interventions are ruptures in systems or moments of directional change that often create new perspectives – like a New Year’s resolution or a political revolt. Historically, art and design interventions have run concurrently and sometimes led new ways of seeing the world.
All VASD lectures are free and open to the public; however, RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. Please click here to reserve your seats.
VASD The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that is culturally inclusive, intellectually expansive, and ultimately enriches the RMCAD experience and the larger Denver community. An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars and designers to campus each year. The Program provides direct access to contemporary art, design and culture and inspires appreciation and critical inquiry through diverse and challenging artistic visions.