WORLD ON THE HORIZON OPENS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

08/31/17

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean opened to the public today at Krannert Art Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois - it is the first major traveling exhibition dedicated to the arts of the Swahili coast. R+L created a series of simple, directionally cantilevered pedestals that privelege the works within and define the show's six curatorial sections. R+L merged two permanent galleries by overlaying a third, rotated room that organizes the contents of the 5,200sf exhibition on new axes. Running through Mar 24, 2018 at KAM, WOH will travel to the new National Museum of African Art/Smithsonian Institution, and the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

 

PARSONS SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENTS NEARS COMPLETION

08/09/17

Construction is nearing completion for Parsons School of Constructed Environments, situated atop their Greenwich Village campus complex. R+L created a series of striated island meeting-boxes around which studio, faculty, and administrative spaces are organized. The active center of the school is the Skyroom, which serves as a sky-lit venue for guest lectures and student presentations in SCE's Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Lighting Design, & Product Design programs.

 

R+L TO DESIGN PRATT GALLERY EXHIBITION

07/09/17

Organized by Pratt Manhattan Gallery and curated by C2 (curator squared), a new exhibition Design By Time will explore how temporal issues can be generative for, and encoded within, a range of textile, ceramic, lighting, fashion, object and furniture works. The exhibition will bring together works from both known and emerging designers, and is scheduled to open Feb 21, 2019 at PMG and will tour through 2020. Image: EDVH, detail from Morphodynamics installation.