Urban Art and the Building: Object Symposium

11/29/2017 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
William Eckhardt Research Center

The Objects Symposium, part of the 2017-2018 Sawyer Seminar on Urban Art and Urban Form, focuses on all that “stuff” in urban space that’s neither building nor infrastructure—benches, streetlights, bus shelters, sculptures, performance works, and small-scale projects. Less an intervention as they are a kind of tactical insertion into everyday space, urban objects—whether mobile or static, animate or inanimate—re-activate public space in various ways. We will consider how these objects elicit a moment of pause for reflection and incisively draw our attention to urban space, processes, and issues. Speakers include Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects, Dana Cuff, Pope.L., and Jessica Stockholder. Event will be in Eckhardt Research Center room 301B.

Welcome and Introduction
2:00 - 2:10
Christine Mehring - Welcome
Nancy P. Lin - Introduction of themes and questions

Speaker Presentations
2:10 – 2:30pm
Pope.L | Artist | Associate Professor of Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago

2:30 – 2:50pm
Jessica Stockholder | Artist | Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor, and Chair
of Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago

2:50 – 3:20pm
Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (OPA)

Coffee Break (10 min.)

3:30 – 4:00pm
Dana Cuff | Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA | Director, cityLAB

Roundtable Discussion (moderated by Christine Mehring and Nancy Lin)
4:00 – 4:20pm

Site Visit
4:30 – 5:00pm
OPA’s Nuclear Thresholds

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