2017-2018 Lecture Series: PERFORMANCE-ART

Recently, theorists and practitioners considering technical aspects of building have been drawn to the term ‘performance’ to refer to measurable qualities of functionality and efficiency while also suggesting a more dynamic role for building technique. Advanced materials and systems can now dramatically increase measurable performance, but they can also bring a ‘performative’ aspect to design, with buildings and sites optimizing function, use, and experience in ways that depend on and respond to context.  These developments invite a reinvestigation—perhaps even a rejection—of reductive oppositions within architecture between art and science, the objective and the subjective, creative design thinking and technical problem-solving. Instead, designing and producing architecture increasingly involves an opportunistic and integrative search for potential—rather than a singular solution—by acknowledging and questioning rules, limits, and relational design parameters.

PERFORMANCE-ART features speakers who, as individuals or members of collaboratives, investigate the interconnectedness and co-dependence of art and science, form and function, buildings and their environments, extending the discipline and profession to include a variety of creative practices, including those of fabricators, engineers, artists, writers, and others, while still engaging issues that are fundamental to architectural work.

We are proud to announce this year's guest lecturers for HSA's 2017-2018 lecture series PERFORMANCE-ART.

All lectures will take place in the HSA auditorium, 720 N Washington Ave, Springfield, MO. 


Fall

Friday
October 27
3 p.m.

Eric Hoffman
Patterhn Ives
Saint Louis, MO
www.patterhn-ives.com

Monday
November 6
3 p.m.

Yanel de Angel
Perkins + Will
Boston, MA
perkinswill.com

Spring

Friday
March 2
3 p.m.

Philip Beesley
Philip Beesley Architect / University of Waterloo
Toronto / Cambridge, Ontario  
philipbeesleyarchitect.com

Monday
March 26
3 p.m.

David Leatherbarrow
PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA  
https://www.design.upenn.edu

Friday
April 6
3 p.m.

Lisa Iwamoto
IwamotoScott Architecture / Berkeley University
San Francisco / Berkeley, CA  
iwamotoscott.com

Librarium

Thursday
May 3
4 p.m.

Erik Martin ‘06
Hufft
Kansas City, MO 
hufft.com

Friday
May 4
1 p.m.

Lorcan O’Herlihy
LOHA
Los Angeles / Detroit  
loharchitects.com

Past Series