In the News: Week of September 7
2021-09-07 • Sam Fox School
Illustration by John Hendrix for The Wall Street Journal.
Panel on Japanese American Architects and the St. Louis Landscape
Assistant professor Kelley Van Dyck Murphy, alum Rod Henmi (MAUD83), and Kiku Obata participated in a panel discussion for the Missouri Historical Museum titled Japanese American Architects and the St. Louis Landscape. The conversation addressed how architects Richard Henmi and Gyo Obata—both WashU architecture alumni—escaped internment camps by attending the University and went on to shape the look and feel of St. Louis.
Hendrix's Illustration for The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
featured an illustration by professor John Hendrix, chair of the MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program. The work appeared in the Travel section of the August 28-29th edition, accompanying the article “Traveling Off the Beaten Path, Kids in Tow.” See how Hendrix created the illustration in this video
Toppins Presents at Design History Conference
Associate professor Aggie Toppins, chair of undergraduate design, participated in the 2021 Design History Conference: Memory Full? Reimagining the Relations Between Design and History. She presented on the panel “Imagining Other Futures: Historical Interrogation and Radical Publishing.”
Project Updates from Ann Beha Architects
Thomas M. Hotaling (MArch77) is a principal of Ann Beha Architects (ABA), which recently completed the $9M renovation and expansion of Mattatuck Museum. ABA has also been selected to lead a renovation and expansion project for the Muskegon Museum of Art.
Schlaifer's New Collection of Poems Released
Well Waiting Room, the second full-length collection of poems by Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer (BFA99/BA99), was released today from Fordham University Press. The book contemplates the politics of the mind through interior bureaucratic cabinets. Poems from the collection can be found in Bomb, Fence, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, and on the Poetry Foundation site, among others.
A Celebration of Leslie J. Laskey's Life
A celebration in memory of professor emeritus Leslie J. Laskey will be livestreamed through this link at 10a September 11. Leslie died on June 17, 2021, just two weeks short of his 100th birthday. He left an indelible imprint during his 30-year tenure at Washington University, guiding the careers of countless architects and designers while inspiring students, colleagues, and friends alike. The event is hosted by Studio L, an organization that honors Leslie’s teaching ethic and fosters a living, evolving community of artists, friends, patrons, and students.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Leslie Laskey Scholarship through this link.
Ruppert-Stroescu Presents on Clothing Innovation for Health
At 12p CDT September 13, associate professor Mary Ruppert-Stroescu will deliver an online presentation titled Not Just Pretty: Clothing Innovation for Health as part of the | Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging’s Issues in Aging series.
Air-to-Air Opens September 7
Air-to-Air, a two-person exhibition featuring work by Jane Barrow and associate professor Cheryl Wassenaar, opens from 5-6:30p September 7, with an artists’ talk at 8p. The exhibition is on view through October 9 at the James K. Schmidt Gallery at Principia College.
Olynyk Presents at Ars Electronica
Patricia Olynyk, the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, is among the individuals participating in Gloves Off: A Performative Debate about DIY Labs and Citizen Science, as part of the [Anti]disciplinary Topographies program at Ars Electronica. The online presentation will take place at 8a Central European Summer Time September 8
Faculty Present at Midwest Transit Conference
Lecturer Matthew Bernstine, assistant professor Penina Acayo Laker, and associate professor Linda C. Samuels will deliver a presentation titled Transit as a Tool for Building Equity in our Communities at 10:30a CDT September 9 as part of the Midwest Transit Conference.
Lost Library On View at High Low Gallery
Lost Library, a solo exhibition of professor emeritus Stan Strembicki’s work from post-Katrina New Orleans, is on view through October 16 at St. Louis’ High Low Gallery.