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October 2021

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Lecture_Oyler Wu Collaborative

October 14, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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Our 2021-2022 Lecture Series continues on Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m., with an in-person lecture featuring Jenny Wu and Dwayne Oyler, founding partners of Oyler Wu Collaborative and our 2021 BarberMcMurry Endowed Professors. Wu and Oyler will present "Inlays, Loose Fits, and Other Puzzling Forms of Assembly." Driven by an obsessive culture of experimentation and making, the work of Oyler Wu Collaborative includes a broad range of projects at all scales, from large-scale buildings to furniture.  Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu…

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Lecture_Wurst

October 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our 2021-2022 Lecture Series continues on Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. ET, with an in-person lecture featuring Brian Wurst and Danny Adams with LS3P. Lecture: Practicing in (of) Place The original notion of the New South–loosely defined as an attempt to prescribe an attractive future based on a growing industrialized economy versus the constraints of a primarily agrarian one–has been achieved. Today, the concept of a “Newer” South is a reality; the region is a dynamo of the national economy, and…

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February 2022

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Spring 2022 Lecture: Duvall Decker

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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Our 2021-2022 lecture series continues Feb. 7 with an in-person lecture featuring Anne Marie Duvall Decker, FAIA, principal, Duvall Decker Architects, in Jackson, Mississippi. Duvall Decker will present a lecture entitled Public Work: Foundations. The work of Duvall Decker Architects is hopeful speculation on the public value of each project no matter the type, outside of its lot lines. In more than 20 years of expanded practice, the firm has recorded what it calls its foundations. They are assumptions, principles,…

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March 2022

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Postponed_ Spring 2022 Lecture: Reed

March 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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This lecture has been postponed. The March 7 lecture featuring Chris Reed and Mike Bellame has been postponed due to air travel cancellations. Watch for the rescheduled date.   We will be rescheduling the lecture featuring Chris Reed, founding director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism in Boston and Los Angeles, and Mike Belleme, a documentary photographer. The lecture, “Mise-en-Scène,” takes a deep dive into the social lives of cities and the people who live in them—as well as the broader urban,…

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Spring 2022 Lecture: Loper

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 111, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
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Join us for our 2021-2022 lecture series on Mar. 21, 5:30 p.m., for an in-person lecture featuring Amanda Loper. This lecture will take place in Rm. 111 of the Art + Architecture Building. It is co-sponsored by AIA East Tennessee. Amanda Loper, is principal of David Baker Architects DBA_BHM in Birmingham, Alabama. She will present "Livable Density: How to Make Housing for People," which will explore DBA’s design approach while sharing projects across multiple scales. In various geographical locations, DBA…

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Talk by Rinke

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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The School of Art and the School of Design presents a talk by Shelby Rinke on March 24, 6-7 p.m., Rm. 109, McCarty Auditorium, and by zoom. In their talk, Enthusiastic Design, Rinke will discuss self-discovery and finding joy in the formative years of a career. The talk is open to everyone in the Art + Architecture Building and the public. Meet Shelby Rinke Shelby Rinke is a designer, illustrator and all-around color enthusiast who is currently based in sunny…

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Spring 2022 Lecture: Newell

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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This lecture was originally scheduled for Feb. 14 and was rescheduled for March 28. We strongly encourage visitors and our college community to wear masks. Our 2021-2022 lecture series continues March 28, at 5:30 p.m., with an in-person lecture featuring Catie Newell, founding principal of the art and architecture practice *Alibi Studio and director of the master in Digital and Material Technologies program at the University of Michigan. Can't attend? Watch the livestream of the Newell lecture. Catie Newell is…

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Dialogue with Bird-Murphy

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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On March 29, we will welcome Maya Bird-Murphy, founder and executive director of Chicago Mobile Makers, for a dialogue entitled, "Making Design Accessible, One Student at a Time." The dialogue, which is part of TAAST, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium. The presentation will suggest that for far too long, architecture has been inaccessible to most people, whether it's architectural services, becoming an architect or experiencing architecture first-hand. Architectural designer, Maya Bird-Murphy, founded Mobile Makers to…

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Dialogue with Matthews

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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We welcome Demar Matthews, architectural designer and founder/principal of OffTop Design, for a dialogue entitled "Unearth-ing the Black Aesthetic" on March 30, 5:30 p.m., Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium. In his presentation, Matthews will discuss community projects and their goals. The first of nine case study homes recently reached its fundraising goal of $250,000. The project is a collaboration with offTOP and a Black woman/homeowner whose family has lived in Watts for generations, who has agreed to partner to build an ADU…

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April 2022

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Dialogues with Bailey

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Student Union, 915 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37916
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We are pleased to welcome Eric Bailey, best-selling author and president of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, on April 11 for sessions open to all faculty, staff and students in the Art + Architecture Building. Session for faculty and staff from the College of Architecture and Design and School of Art: April 11, 12-2 p.m., Rm. 262B, SU Session for students from the College of Architecture and Design and School of Art: April 11, 2-4 p.m., Rm 180, SU Bailey will…

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Spring 2022 Lecture: Cote

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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Join us for our 2021-2022 lecture series Apr. 18, 5:30 p.m., for an in-person lecture featuring Christopher Cote, 2019-2021 Fellow and Lecturer in our School of Design. The lecture, “Making Public: Investigating What Publishing is, Means, and Can Be,” which is a product of Cote's Graphic Design Fellowship in the School of Design, will share publishing outcomes and processes that reveal unique and possibly more engaging experiences, interactions and connections made possible through publishing. When people think of publishing, many…

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Spring 2022 Lecture: Magner

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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Join us for our 2021-2022 lecture series Apr. 25, 5:30 p.m., for an in-person lecture featuring Jeremy Magner, 2021-2022 Tennessee Architecture Fellow. Magner will present Inextricable: Conjuring Appalachian Craft, as an intimate look at specific materials and methods native to Appalachian craft and the act of non-extraction construction. Magner describes the lecture: Have we crafted Appalachia or has Appalachia crafted us? At best, according to Anne-Marie Willis, “we design our world and our world designs us back.” Perhaps inhabitants and…

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