School of architecture

School Notes: School of Architecture
September/October 2023

Untimely moderns

Professor Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen ’94MEnvD has published a new book on the idea of nonlinear time in modern art and architecture. Untimely Moderns: How Twentieth-Century Architecture Reimagined the Past (Yale University Press) assembles an interdisciplinary group of thinkers that all worked through dislocating events from a sequential flow oftime. The cast of characters includes many celebrated Yale faculty members of the past, including Louis Kahn; Everett Victor Meeks 1901BA, 1917BFA; James Gamble Rogers 1889BA; Paul Rudolph, Vincent Scully ’40, ’49PhD, Anni and Josef Albers, and George Kubler ’34, ’40PhD. Pelkonen’s investigation uncovers many intellectual connections between these figures and more, and provides examples on how art and architecture can bend not only space, but also time. 

International exhibitions

The Yale School of Architecture is heavily featured in the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale, running through November 26. Ana María Durán Calisto, Daniel Rose (1951) Visiting Assistant Professor and principal of Estudio A0, worked together with Waorani artist Manuela Omari Ima and graduate students from her seminar on the exhibition of embroidered drawings of ancient cities of the Amazon basin. Critic David Eugin Moon of N H D M studied the precarious living environments of migrant workers in South Korea for the Korean pavilion, 2086: Together How. Featured alumni included Issa Diabaté ’95MArch, who exhibited a “vision for the African city of tomorrow”; Audrey Tseng Fischer ’22MArch, who helped conduct research for the film Lost Knowledge Systems; Samar Halloum ’22MArch, who participated as research and design lead for the UAE pavilion Aridly Abundant; and Dominiq Oti ’22MArch, who participated in the debut iteration of the Biennale College Architettura

Student work from Feral Surfaces and Multi-Species Architecture, a course taught by faculty member Ariane Lourie Harrison, was exhibited at Model: Barcelona Architectures Festival in April. The projects examined how building facades can provide new alternative spaces for habitats. Her firm, Harrison Atelier (HAt), also won the Installation Model Award at the festival.

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