Outpost co-director Ashley Bigham has edited a new publication. Based on the eponymous symposium and exhibition, Fulfilled: Architecture, Excess, and Desire considers the role of architecture in a culture shaped by the excessive manufacturing and assuagement of desire. Many thanks to all the brilliant contributors.
Outpost Office's visual essay "Spake Scapes" appears in Dixit Algorizmi: The Garden of Knowledge, the catalog for the Uzbekistan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The essay explores the relationship between the algorithmic methods of Persian scholar Al-Khwārizmī and contemporary geospatial systems used in our robotic painting series. Many thanks to Joseph Grima of Space Caviar for commissioning the piece.
Outpost co-director Erik Herrmann has written a piece for the inaugural issue of the architectural journal Disc. “Architecture and its End(s) Users," speculates on how alternative models of licensure commonplace in software development might help architects reimagine their instruments of service. Many thanks to editor Ian Erickson for his support.
Outpost Office will present a public lecture at the Texas A&M School of Architecture in Spring 2022. Our office has been invited by AIAS chapter students to conduct the annual practitioner workshop during our visit. Collaborating with students from all levels of the architecture program, we are planning a collective large-scale field drawing based on labyrinths on the campus's main quad.
Drawing Fields appears in an observation by Patrick Templeton in Winter/Spring edition of Log. Learn more about Log 51 here.
Outpost co-director Ashley Bigham has published, "Five Points of 'Informal' Architecture: Toward an Architecture of Abundance" in Dialectic VIII: Subverting, edited by Michael Abrahamson and Ole W. Fischer. The article features Outpost Office's recent work with the Kharkiv School of Architecture in Ukraine suggesting, "a framework for the organization of objects, an attitude toward the use of materials, and strategies for utilizing informal economic and social networks."
Outpost Office has been named a contributor to the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Biennial artistic director David Brown is organizing the event's fourth edition around the theme of The Available City. Outpost Office will join other contributors staging projects around Chicago in September 2021.
Outpost Office will lead a weekend workshop and give a public lecture at Miami University. The workshop will explore real-time networked creativity with participants working collaboratively to produce digital drawings. Patterns produced in the workshop will be painted with GPS-guided robots on the Miami University campus in early May 2021.
Outpost Office has opened a solo digital exhibition at Woodbury University in Los Angeles. The show is online now and can be found here.
Outpost Office will give the 2021 Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture later this Spring at Iowa State University.
"Drawing Fields" has been recognized with a Faculty Design Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. The annual awards program recognizes excellence in design from faculty of the ACSA's over 200 member schools.
Outpost Office co-director Ashley Bigham has been awarded a MacDowell Fellowship. MacDowell is a leading contemporary arts organization located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. At MacDowell Bigham will work on a forthcoming publication Fulfilled: Architecture, Excess, and Desire.
Outpost co-Director Erik Herrmann's piece "Role Play," will be published in the forthcoming issue of Log. Log 50: Model Behavior is a thematic issue of the journal that, "interrogates models in this expanded sense: what are their values, their behaviors, and the behaviors they elicit."
Drawing Fields has been awarded Best Temporary Installation of 2020 by Architect's Newspaper. You can learn more about all the winners here.
Drawing Fields is featured in the Conference Exhibition for ACADIA 2020: Distributed Proximities. Ashley and Erik will present the project as part of the virtual exhibition opening in late October.
Outpost Office has been selected by the Ragdale Foundation to stage "Drawing Fields" as the 2020 Ragdale Ring. Installation performances will begin on Ragdale's Lake Forest, Illinois campus in late Summer.
Outpost Office is one of six invited practices to participate in 100% Contemporary: “Audience(s)”, a workshop and symposium at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 100% Contemporary: “Audience(s)” is curated by Whitney Moon and Kyle Reynolds. Participants include Dan Adams of Landing Studio, Joseph Altschuler of Could Be Architecture, Sean Lally, Laurel Consuelo-Boughton of Welcome Projects and Andrew Holder of the LADG.
Outpost Office will be a part of Drawing Codes, Volume II. On Tuesday, January 29th they will participate in a Gallery Roundtable at the The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union with curators Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus of CCA, Sean Anderson of MOMA, Stephanie Lin, Catie Newell of Alibi Studio, V. Mitch McEwen of Princeton University, and Michael Young of Cooper Union.
Outpost Office presents Upstate House at the "44 Low-resolution Houses" symposium at the Princeton University School of Architecture curated by Michael Meredith.
Outpost Office co-directors Ashley Bigham and Erik Herrmann have been appointed Assistant Professors of Architecture at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University.
Outpost Office is featured in Inscriptions: Architecture Before Speech at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The show is curated by K. Michael Hays and Andrew Holder and will be on display at the Druker Gallery until March 11, 2018.