"Architecture Archi-torture Agri-tecture": Lecture by Nathaniel Corum

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Nathaniel Corum

During the month of March, de Young Artist Fellows Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth exhibit their triptypch of tapestries, The Conflicts, which explores and illustrates the fundamental themes of conflict in literature. Their final piece, created during their yearlong fellowship at the museum, addresses the theme of "Human vs Him/Herself" by focusing on how human evolution has been driven by a combination of cooperation and competition in the face of conflict. Allegory of the Prisoner's Dilemma focuses on a massive Tower of Babel and other iconic examples of architecture that present a historical timeline from the dawn of mankind to the present day, and into the uncertain future.

The Conflicts lecture series
presented with Bergarde Galleries and Magnolia Editions
Piazzoni Murals Room

Saturday, March 16, 2 pm
Nathaniel Corum
Architecture Archi-torture Agri-tecture

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm
Donald Farnsworth
From Digital to Woven Image: Making a Jacquard Tapestry

Saturday, March 30, 2 pm
Stefanie Sobelle
The Stories We Live In: Architecture, Literature, and Ideology

Nathaniel Corum
An architect with degrees from Stanford and the University of Texas at Austin, Nathaniel is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Rose Architectural Fellowship. Currently the Head of Education Outreach at Architecture for Humanity and a Senior ECPA Fellow under the auspices of the US Department of State (Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas), he collaborates with international teams and tribal communities on planning and design/build projects.

Recent work includes: buildings with the Hopi, Mixtec/Maya, Northern Cheyenne, Crow and Navajo; earthquake response workshops in Japan and New Zealand; path-breaking strategies and planning for outdoor education and wildlife preservation in Mexico, Ecuador, and the United States, and the cabin of the Plastiki Expedition catamaran, a plastic-bottle-constructed boat that crossed the Pacific Ocean. Author of Building a Straw Bale House (Princeton Architectural Press), Corum has also had his work featured in publications including Domus, Dwell, and the New York Times.

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This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

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Andrea Martin

de Young Artist Fellows are invited to create and present new works and works-in-progress at the museum and in the community, along with our collaborating partners. This event is presented with Bergarde Galleries and Magnolia Editions.

This project has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation's Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Museums for America).