TAILORING FORM: A Brief History Of The Template

Tue, Nov 19, 2019 12pm - Sun, Dec 8, 2019 11:59am

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Third Floor Hallway Gallery
Open to Students, Faculty and Staff

Gallery Remarks
Tuesday, November 19 – 12pm
Lunch to Follow in the Third Floor Lobby

Conceived and realized by 1989 School of Architecture Graduate Natalie Fizer, this exhibition explores how the template, as a tool, acts as an intermediary figure – an instrument that translates concept into physical form. The templates to be displayed have been chosen from various fields, including art, mathematics, architecture and engineering. The exhibit will highlight how a template can be a framework, a pattern, a form, a device, or more abstractly, a set of rules used to generate things or parts of things.

Curated by Natalie Fizer (AR’89) and Glenn Forley. 

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