Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture Auditorium
What started as a studio project to rethink Frederick Kiesler’s unbuilt Grotto for Meditation has turned into an opportunity for scholarship and design. The unveiling of the digitally fabricated New Harmony Grotto is the first installation of a two tier project that will culminate in the publication of a forthcoming book. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of faculty and students.
5 p.m. Welcome CoA Auditorium Patricia Oliver, Dean UHCoA
Introduction Michelangelo Sabatino, UHCoA
Kiesler: Architecture and Psychoanalysis Beatriz Colomina, Princeton University
6 p.m. Introduction Joe Mashburn, UHCoA
The Kiesler Studio: Ben Nicholson, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Conversation with Mrs. Jane Blaffer Owen
6:30 p.m. Unveiling of Grotto Keeland Center President Renu Khator and Provost John Antel
Joe Meppelink and Andrew Vrana, UHCoA
Exhibition Opening in the Archives and Reception in the Atrium to follow.