ACADIA 2015 EXHIBITION
COMPUTATIONAL ECOLOGIES, DESIGN IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
CINCINNATI, OHIO: October 19-25, 2015
University of Cincinnati SAID
Curated Projects/Poster Exhibitioncero 9, Stefan Behnisch, NADAAA, New Territories, Philippe Rahm, allthatissolid , CASE, CODA, EASTON+COMBS, ENDEMIC, form-ula, Geofutures, Cesare Griffa , HANNAH, Ciro Najle + Lluis Ortega, pneumastudio, and Terreform ONE. This exhibition will take place at 21c Museum Hotel.
ECO-DIVERSITY: Computation and Identity
Jennifer Bonner, Volkan Alkanoglu, Matthew Gillis, Zaneta Hong + Micahel Beaman, Shai Yeshayahu, Joshua Stein , Wendy Fok, Justin Diles, Catherine Richards, Martin Summers, Rachel Vroman with Jan Kokol + Carnaven Chiu, and SHO + ULR. An opening will take place on Thursday, October 22 at 5:30pm.
Peer Reviewed Projects/Poster Exhibition
After four decades of relative indifference to environmental issues, contemporary artists, architects, and landscape architects find themselves reengaging questions of ecology [In his essay “Whatever Happened to Ecology?” published in the 2010 Architectural Design issue Eco-Redux: Design Remedies for an Ailing Planet guest-edited by Lydia Kallipoliti, Anthony Vidler suggests that questions related to “ecology” and “environment” initiated by McHale and Banham have only recently resurfaced in architecture discourse]. If anything, the growing signs of environmental degradation that became apparent to the public in the late 60s, which were seen principally at local scales and as a national problem, have escalated into a global crisis. The Anthropocene, a new geological age characterized by the long-term planetary effects of industrialization, lends a tangible identity to this new period in which we live—a period of increasing existential threat.
This exhibition brings together an amazingly vibrant group of architects, engineers and designers actively engaged in the constant redefinition of the world as we knew it. The exhibition will be hosted at UC SAID on the famous Peter Eisenman Grand Staircase and Entry Sequence in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning’s Aronoff Hall. An opening will take place on Thursday, October 22 at 5:30pm.