Friday Oct. 5, 2018 , 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Air: the mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide that serves all forms of terrestrial life; that carries a million other compounds and particles; that we feel on our skins and breathe and smell; that vibrates with sound; that carries birds and planes; that foams water, feeds fires, and fills tires; that moves curtains and removes roofs; that presses in on everything without our noticing. Air invisible, essential, shapeless, shaped: how might we see you? Air, brother of Space, how might we design with you in mind?

Symposium: Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:30am

School of Architecture, the University of Texas at Austin 

Lectures: Goldsmith Lecture Hall, Room 3.120

Geoff Manaugh, BLDGBLOG

Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz and Atila Novoselac, The University of Texas at Austin

David Gissen, California College of the Arts

Sean Lally, University of Illinois at Chicago

Reception: Goldsmith Hall Courtyard, 5:00 pm

Exhibition: October 1-18, 2018 (Mebane Gallery, Goldsmith Hall)


Michael Benedikt, Fan Dance


Design Competition Winners

First Prize: Veruska Vasconez and Samira Daneshvar, Innocent Air?

Second Prize: Shihan Zhang, The Future of Breathing

Third Prize: Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder, ATMOS 

Other Events

October 1, Exhibition Opening and Gallery Talks (Mebane Gallery, Goldsmith Hall, 4pm) 

October 3, Open Windows Day (Goldsmith Hall); Balloon Release; Breathing Meditation (Goldsmith Hall, Tower Room, 8am)

October 10, Breathing Meditation (Goldsmith Hall, Tower Room, 8am and 5pm)