Material Light ::Light Material
This symposium, convened by Michelle Addington, will challenge the increasing normalization of homogeneous environments through an exploration of the behavior of light and its interaction with human perception. The design disciplines have approached light through the design of lighting, i.e., light as determined by tangible artifacts that over-privileges planar materials. By assuming that lighting is the resultant of constituent properties and surfaces, this approach neglects the contingency of perception. Light, however, is both an instrumental means and a performative end and, as such, the most strategic use of materials would be as discretionary interventions at the micron scale to facilitate the movement of light. Light is at the nexus of the physical and the physiological, the material and the virtual, the formal and the phenomenal. How do we invert our normative approach and design what we see by designing what we can’t see?
Friday, April 7
Afternoon Session, 2:00 pm
Michelle Addington, Yale University
Nasser Abulhasan, AGi Architects, Safat, Kuwait
Ana Dyson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA
Tess McNamara [Yale University]
Evening Session, 5:30 pm
Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA, Tokyo, Japan
"Environment and Architecture"
Saturday, April 8
Morning Session, 9:30am
Kasper Guldager Jensen, 3XN, Copenhagen, Denmark
Marilyn Andersen, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Martina Decker, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Highlights of Yale Lighting Design
Mark Loeffler, Atelier Ten, New Haven, CT
Eero Puurunen, Yale University
Afternoon Session, 1:30pm
Sheila Kennedy, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Boston, MA
Richard Prum, Yale University
Michael Young, The Cooper Union, Brooklyn, NY
Misha Semenov [Yale University]
Jennifer Tipton, Yale University
James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates, New York, NY
Maria Aiolova, Terreform ONE, New York, NY
Katherine Stege [Yale University]
Deborah Berke, Yale University
This symposium is supported in part by the generosity of Gerald D. Hines, the Hines Interests Limited Partnership, and the Hines Fund for Research in Sustainable Architectural Design.
Although there is no charge for attendance, reservations are required prior to April 1, 2017. You may register online at www.architecture.yale.edu/symposia or by phone at 203.432.8621.
The Yale School of Architecture is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credit earned by attending this symposium will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.
Hastings Hall is equipped with assistive hearing devices for guests using hearing aids that have a “T” coil.