Speculative Visions of Pragmatic Architectures (Erik Hemingway Modernism), installed at Krannert Art Museum, 2015. Photo by Kathryn Koca Polite
Speculative Visions of Pragmatic Architectures, installation at Krannert Art Museum, 2015. Photo by Kathryn Koca Polite
On View
Jan 30, 2015–May 2, 2015
Main Level, Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court

University faculty within the detail+FABRICATION Program of the Illinois School of Architecture are exploring the role of fabrication and making. Rather than privileging finished products, objects, or built work, these designers are placing an increased focus on the process of making as a means for surveying alternative outcomes.

The first component of this exhibition features the work of three faculty members who explore the conception and evolution of ideas as manifested in physical form during the past year  as part of competition entries, successful grants, and collaborations with architecture students.

A second component to Speculative Visions is an exhibition of work by Erik Hemingway, associate professor of Architecture. Erik Hemingway Modernism documents his process of “Modernism as Preservation” to mid-century residences located in California and Illinois. These include several structures designed by A. Quincy Jones, Mies van der Rohe, and John Replinger. The exhibition of Hemingway’s design and preservation work will attempt to raise awareness about saving lesser-known modernist homes while highlighting the history of their regional design importance.

Contributors to this exhibition include: Erik Hemingway, Hugh Swiatek, Brian Vesely, Camden Greenlee, and photography of replinger [RESTORATION] is provided courtesy of Phillip Kalantzis-Cope.

Guest Curator: Jeffery Poss, professor of Architecture