Cages/Logging: An Exhibition

Organized by Miguel Guitart and Christopher Romano

Student work from Miguel Guitart's "Cages" studio, and the forest where students harvested trees to get closer to the material's source.

Student work from Miguel Guitart's "Cages" studio, and the forest where Christopher Romano's students harvested trees to get closer to the material's source. Photo courtesy of Miguel Guitart and Christopher Romano

Exhibition Opening / Public Reception
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
6 pm - 8 pm
UB Anderson Gallery
1 Martha Jackson Place
Buffalo, NY 14214

The exhibition runs Feb. 10 - May 12, 2019

Presenting the work of a graduate research studio and research seminar in architecture, Cages / Logging composes two parallel narratives that explore the processes by which nature becomes a material space charged with intellectual emotion and tactility.

From the exploration that compels us to search for the natural sources that provide us with our building materials, to the actual manufacturing of the structure and the skin that protects us from that same environment, Cages / Logging offers a visceral examination into the privilege and responsibility that we have in the design of our spaces.

  • The work in “Cages" explores the qual­ities of material boundaries and enclosing conditions that relate structure and skin, establishing critical connections between the natural and the artificial in the material experience. "Cages" was directed by clinical associate professor of architecture Miguel Guitart as a graduate research studio in material culture. 
  • “Logging” presents research that examined material origins and the ethics of material consumption as they pertain to wood construction. The work enacted the process of how a tree becomes a log and then timber for use in building or carpentry. The "Logging" research seminar was directed by Christopher Romano, research assistant professor of architecture.