We are very excited to welcome Dr Kulper, Edinburgh University visiting Geddes Fellow, to ECA on Thursday the 5th of February for a seminar discussion and Exhibition.
Seminar 5pm, 5th February, at the Hunter Lecture Theatre, Lauriston Place:
‘Estranged Fluctuations’ will wade into the waters of spatial speculations, visualized things, both student and some of my own, exposing provisional thoughts framed through lenses of the generative use of language, tailored visualization techniques,diverse design methods and tactics of familiar estrangement. Wandering through work withvarious degrees, or grains of ‘finish’, or resolution I will advocate for increased dexterity and versatility in the development of spatial practices -in teaching, as authorial positioning and in the means of producing, in practicing practices- practices that attempt to identify the scope, efficacy and cultural durability of work, while working through half-truths, hunches and flat out shots in the dark, real off-leash stuff, estranged fluctuations… who knows, maybe even snooping around the pleasurable corners of chasing fascinations.
05 – 12 February, 2015
Opening 05 February, 18.00
The Tent Gallery. Evolution House. 78 West Port Street EH1 2LE.
‘Speculative Species’ offers a retrospective of the work of renowned architect and academic Perry Kulper, University of Michigan. Including works selected by the author himself, the exhibition presents a wide range of prints, from intricate handcrafted collage drawings to speculative digital renderings. Perry Kulper’s work explores design tactics, by proposing questions of authorship and agency within the drawing. In Kulper’s drawings latency and contingency become acknowledged generative factors in a perpetual interplay between ‘the languages of architecture and representation’.
The exhibition is presented by ESALA, in conjunction with Perry Kulper’s lecture ‘Estranged Fluctuations’, part of the Prokalo, Postgraduate Lecture Series.
Bio: Dr Perry Kulper is an architect and associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival at the University of Michigan he was a SCI-Arc faculty member for 16 years as well as in visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. Subsequent to his studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (BS Arch) and Columbia University (M Arch) he worked in the offices of Eisenman/ Robertson, Robert A.M. Stern and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown before moving to Los Angeles. His interests include the roles of representation and methodologies in the production of architecture and in broadening the conceptual range by which architecture contributes to our cultural imagination.
Do not miss this!
Wine and nibbles too, as always!
see you there,