About this Event
1250 14th Street
Lecturer: Keller Easterling, Enid Storm Dwyer Professor of Architecture, Yale University School of Architecture
Title: Medium Design
Date: Monday, March 13
Time: 12:00 p.m., MT
Location: CU Denver Building, 2nd floor gallery
Medium Design inverts the typical focus on object over field, to work on the medium—the matrix space between objects, events and ideological declarations. And it disrupts some habitual white/modern/Enlightenment approaches to the world’s intractable dilemmas—from climate cataclysm to inequality to concentrations of authoritarian power. Solutions are mistakes and ideologies are unreliable markers. Rather than the modern desire for the new, innovations are emergent relationships between emergent and incumbent technologies. Encouraging entanglement, medium design does not try to eliminate problems but rather put them together in productive combinations. It offers some special activist tools for outwitting political superbugs and modulating power and temperament in organizations of all kinds.
About Keller Easterling
Keller Easterling is a writer, designer, and the Enid Storm Dwyer Professor of Architecture at Yale. Her books include, Medium Design (Verso 2021), Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999). Easterling is also the co-author (with Richard Prelinger) of Call it Home a laserdisc/DVD history of US suburbia from 1934-1960. Easterling lectures, publishes, and exhibits internationally. Her research and writing was included in the 2014 and 2018 Venice Biennales. Easterling is a 2019 United States Artist in Architecture and Design.