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Pratt Sessions 13 – New Architectural Mediums

February 28, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

FreelandBuck (NYC/LA) and T+E+A+M (Ann Arbor)

T+E+A+M (Ann Arbor): Ellie Abrons, Principal, Assistant Professor U. Michigan + Adam Fure, Principal, Assistant Professor U. Michigan
FreelandBuck (NYC/LA): Brennan Buck, Principal, GAUD Visiting Assistant Professor, Critic Yale + David Freeland, Principal, Design Instructor SCI-Arc

We are pleased to welcome Brennan Buck and David Freeland of FreelandBuck and Ellie Abrons and Adam Fure from TEAM to continue our discussion on New Architectural Mediums. Both firms and all four principals are pushing the limits of what it means to practice architecture while also being deeply committed educators. Their work is associated with a broader (and recent) mode of inquiry regarding architectural mediums. The trajectory, which aggressively borrows from historical precedent and openly questions the role of “the model” or “the drawing,” examines what is a “Possible Medium.” While they are brought together in the Pratt Sessions series due their mutual and overlapping interests in “collapsing” the traditional modalities of drawing, modeling and fabrication (a way to understand a Possible Medium), their approach toward articulating these mediums has distinctly different and vivid sensibilities; ranging from entropic “rocks” to airy trellises and screens. We hope you will join us for what is certain to be an invigorated evening and discussion. Reception and Pop Up Exhibition to follow with beer from KCBC brewery and food from Korilla.

Please note that Pratt Sessions Volume 01 collecting the first six Pratt Sessions is available by pre-order and will be for sale at the event.

We hope you will join us for School of Architecture events throughout the semester including but not limited to:
03.07.19: Pratt Sessions 14 – Michael Bell and Greg Lynn – New Architectural Mediums
04.11.19: Pratt Sessions 15 – Lisa Iwamoto/Craig Scott (IwamotoScott) + Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu (SO-IL) – New Architectural Contexts