Symposium on Ephemeral Art + Architecture


Hosted by the I-Park Foundation, Inc.  +  Ciudad Abierta (Open City)

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Symposium Panelists

  • Maya Cochrane (Visual Artist/Architect, United Kingdom)
  • Carlos Covarrubias Fernandez (Poet, Chile)
  • Ralph Crispino, Jr. (I-Park Founder, U.S.)
  • José Balcells Eyquem (Sculptor, Chile)
  • Mitchell Joachim (Architect, Terreform1, U.S.) *
  • Noemie Lafaurie-Debany (Landscape Architect, Balmori Associates, France/U.S.)
  • David Jolly Monge (Architect, Chile)
  • Isabel Reyes Nettle (Architect, Chile)
  • Tim Tsang (Composer/Musician/Video Artist, Hong Kong/U.S.)

Invited Speakers

  • José Balcells Eyquem (Ciudad Abierta Founding Member/Sculptor, Chile): Reading the Poetic Conditions of a Place
  • Noemie Lafaurie-Debany (Landscape Architect, Balmori Associates, France/U.S.): Making Temporary Landscapes
  • Magnus Larsson (Architect/Journalist, Sweden/United Kingdom): Beyond Biomimicry: Three Ephemeral Cities
  • Roger Tomalty (Architect/Senior Assistant to Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti, U.S.): Earth Casting: Forming Thin Shell Concrete onto the Arizona Desert Surface
  • Mark West (Architect/Product Designer, Canada): Holding Time

Travesía/Residency Participants

(in residence at I-Park from Sept. 17 – Oct. 1)

Symposium on Ephemeral Art + Architecture

  • Miguel Eyquem Astorga (Architect, Chile)
  • Jayoung Chung (Composer/Performer/Digital Artist, South Korea)
  • Maya Cochrane (Visual Artist/Architect, United Kingdom)
  • Silvia Arriagada Cordero (Graphic Designer, Chile)
  • José Balcells Eyquem (Sculptor, Chile)
  • Carlos Covarrubias Fernandez (Poet, Chile)
  • Jorge Ferrada Herrera (Architect, Chile)
  • David Jolly Monge (Architect, Chile)
  • Victoria Jolly Mujica (Architect, Chile)
  • Isabel Reyes Nettle (Architect, Chile)
  • Run Shayo (Video Artist/Performer, U.S./Israel)
  • Manuel Sanfuentes Vio (Poet/Graphic Designer, Chile)
  • Tim Tsang (Composer/Musician/Video Artist, Hong Kong/U.S.)
  • Mark West (Architect/Product Designer, Canada)

Event Program

Saturday, September 29, 2012

8:30 – 10:00 Registration, Facilities Tour
10:00 – 1:00 Ralph Crispino, Jr.
Welcome, Introductions
Magnus Larsson
Beyond Biomimicry: Three Ephemeral Cities
Roger Tomalty
Earth Casting: Forming Thin Shell Concrete onto the Arizona Desert Surface
Noemie Lafaurie-Debany
Making Temporary Landscapes
Refreshments Break
Panel Discussion
1:00 – 2:30 Lunch, Break, Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 6:00 Mark West
Holding Time
José Balcells
Reading the Poetic Conditions of a Place
Open City Presentation
Refreshments, Break, Break-Out Sessions
Panel Discussion

Saturday Evening, September 29, 2012

Music, Performance, Video Presentations

Jayoung Chung (Composer/Performer/Digital Artist, South Korea)
Elise Morris (Composer/Musician/Chanteuse, U.S.)
Run Shayo (Video Artist/Performer, U.S./Israel)
Tim Tsang (Composer/Musician/Video Artist, Hong Kong/U.S.)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 12:30 Morning Session: Reflection, Future Initiatives
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch, Break, Breakout Sessions
2:00 – 2:30 Pause
2:30 – 5:00 Open Studios, Presentation of the Gift: Lévé.
5:30 – 7:00 Pause
7:00 + Dinner, Bon Voyage to Travesía Artists
 Symposium on Ephemeral Art + Architecture

Proposed Breakout Session Topics

In addition to the symposium panel dialog and audience interaction, we will be having a series of small-group discussions where guests and participants can break away and go into greater depth on topics related to the theme. Each of the sessions will have a leader and a title or topic. Some will be set in advance, others will arise from the dynamic of the symposium. We will periodically announce and update the times and onsite locations for these sessions. Most will take place during the scheduled meal times and breaks. Some possible titles/topics:

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  • Virginia Woolf and the ephemeral landscape
  • Fast-tracking the architectural design/execution
    process (design/build, software advances)
  • The verge between architecture and landscape architecture
  • What’s happening elsewhere at the fringe?
  • Pop-up art, landscape, architectural happenings
  • Including artists on the architectural design team
  • Gaudi’s creative process on the Basilica y Templo
    Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia
  • Mitchell Joachim and the work of Terreform1
  • Hang Time, Tsang Time: Sound Over Time
  • Permission
  • New Developments in ephemeral materials
  • The Travesía as an experimental inter-disciplinary, collaborative project

* Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, Mitchell Joachim was unable to present.

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