AR(T)CHITECTURE - 4.29.15
If the contemporary role of the designer or architect centers around problem-solving and that of the artist around expression, when does the boundary between the two fields blur?
How and when did this boundary between the disciplines establish itself?
Is scale of intervention a catalyst for the re-definition of this boundary?
How is art impacted by the built environment and context?
How is architecture impacted by the insertion of art?
Are shared technologies and methods of fabrication bringing the two spheres back together?
At a cellular level, how does an architect operate in the fields of industrial design, apparel, and graphic design? How does that differ from cross-pollination with the sphere of art?
How do artists and designers perceive cross-disciplinary collaboration or the potential dissolution of such constructs as disciplines?
Dror Benshetrit, Founder, Studio Dror
Archie Lee Coates IV, Founder, Playlab
Seher Shah, Artist
Louis Becker, Principal, Henning Larsen Architects
Allen Sayegh, Principal, INVIVIA
Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner, Urban Design & Art, NYC Department of Transportation
Organized by: AIANY Global Dialogues Committee