Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Hayes Hall 403
Explore the role that materials (in particular earthen) might play in design with architect Joshua Stein. Stein, founder of Radical Craft, will also examine how larger, more abstract questions might be addressed through the operations of object-making.
Joshua G. Stein is the founder Radical Craft and the co-director of the Data Clay Network, a forum for the exploration of digital techniques applied to ceramic materials. Radical Craft is a Los Angeles-based studio that advances an experimental design practice saturated in history, archaeology and craft. This inquiry inflects the production of urban spaces and artifacts by evolving newly grounded approaches to the challenges posed by virtuality, velocity, and globalization. Stein is co-editor of Dingbat 2.0, the first-full-length publication on the iconic Los Angeles apartment building type and has received numerous grants, awards, and fellowships, including multiple grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the AIA Upjohn research award, and the 2010-11 Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture. He is a former member of the LA Forum Board of Directors and has taught at the California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He is currently Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University.