"Playing Well With Others" opens at the 2019 Seoul Biennale

GA Collaborative has been selected to participate in the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism - Collective City. Our exhibition -”Playing Well With Others” - is composed of diagrams, drawings and films, and explores our approach to working collaboratively with developing communities around the world. The exhibit focuses on four projects in Rwanda, a country we have been working in since 2009. The exhibition will run from Sept 07th - November 10th. More info can be found at the Seoul Biennale Website

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“Pliant Bodies” opens at the University of Virginia

“Pliant Bodies” is a series of constructions that examine resilient and materially co-mingled structures produced during the Pliant Bodies research seminar at the University of Virginia’s School of architecture. Combining computational design and simulation methods with materials assemblies research, this series of constructions produced by students at UVA seeks to generate structure, enclosure, form, and effect simultaneously through the careful engineering and composition of layered, woven, laminated and other techniques that create spacial bodies. The installation opens on Thursday, May 9th @ 5pm

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"This House Is Made Of Talk" Opens in Rome

Jessie Marino & Leighton Beaman’ s Performance/Installation, “This House Is Made Up Of Talk” opens, February 21st as part of the Cinque Mostre Exhibition at the American Academy in Rome.

The relationship between score and performance / instruction and execution is one that is fundamental to both musical and architectural production. Each disciplines relies on the involvement and entanglement of others for creation. Any work produced within these two fields has already enfolded both modes of existence.  The incompleteness, misalignments and incongruities inherent in this duality provide a space for exploration, a place to dissolve the hierarchy and linearity of this relationship into an event. this house is made up of talk  is an experimental mini-drama that engages the spatial, rhythmic, and temporal disillusionment of notation and materialization within the event of their creation. Both occur simultaneously and anew with each iteration and as others are asked to navigate the auditory, visual, and environmental dimensions of the piece.

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"Some Loss Is Inevitable" @ Cinque Mostre 2019

In Translation: Some Loss Is Inevitable, will be on display at the 2019 Cinque Mostre Exhibition at the American Academy in Rome. The collection of artifacts on display is a collaboration between Joannie Bottkol, Allison Emmerson, Karyn Olivier, and Zaneta Hong. Glass unguentaria (perfume bottles) were among the most popular Roman grave gifts. In some cases, mourners poured perfume over the body, then broke the bottles on the ground. In others, the bottles and their contents were deposited whole in the tomb. Perfume was valuable and luxurious, an excellent gift to honor the dead, but its strong scent also helped to mask the very human smells of death, while elevating ritual proceedings beyond the everyday. For this installation, five glass perfume bottles from the AAR Archaeological Study Collection were reinterpreted into six materials—beeswax, dirt, hair, plaster, paper pulp, and resin. These materials were selected for their corporeal ties to the human body and in their traditions of use in conservation, archaeology and construction.

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