Thursday, February 25 2021
Architecture is already exhibition. To put architecture on display, then, is to make it talk. Architecture exhibitions translate the built environment into other forms of communication. They make legible architecture’s influences and motivations and reveal its ambitions and speculations. They are an extension of the work of architecture into other territories.
In Talking with Architecture, Andrea Dietz will give a brief history and overview of the paradoxical practice of exhibiting architecture and will present the display of architecture as a platform for advancing and challenging the discipline.
Andrea Dietz, AIA — Assistant Professor, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, The George Washington University
Andrea Dietz is an Assistant Professor of Exhibition Design at GWU’s Corcoran School of the Arts & Design. She has worked in architecture research and exhibition design with Bestor Architecture, Chu + Gooding Architects, and independently. She has a background in cross-border exhibition and event production with Estudio Teddy Cruz. Andrea taught with Cal Poly Pomona and Woodbury Schools of Architecture. She is the former VP of Development for the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design and a current advisory board member for the Escuela Libre de Arquitectura in Tijuana, Mexico.
This program is part of Architecture Everywhere, a monthly series exploring how architecture comes to life in unexpected ways through disciplines like illustration, photography, theater, and writing. We find buildings and spaces in surprising places: in books, on canvas, in film, and on paper—even in games! Join us each month as guest speakers present a visual talk, followed by creative exchange with the audience. Architecture Everywhere is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation and Washington Chapter, AIA.
- Investigate the purpose of architecture in the medium of exhibitions.
- Explain the paradoxical practice of exhibiting architecture.
- Identify ways in which architecture on display communicates ideas and messages.
- Describe how architecture on display advances and challenges the discipline.