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Zoë Ryan—Taking Positions: Making Architecture and Design Exhibitions @ YBCA
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Yerba Buena Center For the Arts
Date: November 01, 2018 to November 01, 2018
Where: Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco, California, United States, 94103
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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Curatorial Research Bureau presentsCall + Response:Zo--Ryan - Taking Positions: Making Architecture and Design ExhibitionsThursday, October 4, 2018Yerba Buena Center for the Arts701 Mission St. in SF6pm Zo--Ryan in conversation with CCA’s Dean of Design, Helen Maria Nugent, and James Voorhies, CCA’s Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. Exhibitions have long played a crucial role in defining disciplinary histories. They mark pivotal moments in time, articulate points of urgency, suggest future directions, and document the environment in which new narratives or arguments unfold. Today, the fields of architecture and design, spurred by a multitude of cross-cultural and global conversations, are opening up to new definitions, ways of working, and design and production processes. This talk will explore the changing role of architecture and design exhibitions and how they position and exchange ideas. Call + Response is an open invitation to Bay Area cultural producers in fields of design, architecture, humanities, civic affairs, urban planning, and more who want to connect with Curatorial Research Bureau to insert their ideas into the public realm for dialogue. The format speaks to a long history of democratic participation, projecting thoughts and ideas in public gatherings where speaking and listening—call and response—are equally valued as essential parts of public discourse. About Zo--Ryan Zoë Ryan is the John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her projects include the exhibition In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury, to open in 2019. In 2017, she co-curated Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute and edited As Seen: Exhibitions that Made Architecture and Design History. In 2014, she curated the second Istanbul Design Biennial. Ryan has taught graduate seminars at the School of the Art Institute and the University of Illinois at Chicago. About CCA