The Davis Museum at Wellesley College, in protest of President Trump's proposed travel ban, has removed 120 artworks from their galleries as part of the their larger "Art-Less" initiative which demonstrates the critical role that immigrants have played in the arts. According museum director, Lisa Fischman, the speed of the action was made possible by the three year research effort for the recent re-installation of the permanent collection. R+L designed the galleries which opened just last November. Through Feb 21, the works will be identified only be the empty space and a tag stating whether the work was immigrant made or donated. ARTSY> RELEASE>11/18/16
As part of the International Academic Symposium for the Improvement of Public Design of Jeju Island's Natural & Cultural Heritage, Lyn Rice, along with Danish landscape architect Kristine Jensen and historian Yoo Hong Jun, will lead discussions on issues of preservation & tourism at Jeju's UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites. Rice will lecture on how subtly disrupting normative conditions can deepen individual and collective experience. His talk, Doing Nothing with Absolute Precision, will take place this Thu 11/24 at 2:40pm at the Jeju Welcome Center, 23 Seondeok-ro, Jeju City, Republic of Korea. The symposium, Nov 23-25, is organized by the Seoul-based Arumjigi Culture Keepers Foundation.10/17/16
Today Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora of the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced the list of 26 practices selected to design upcoming civic works in the City's five boroughs. We are thrilled to be selected - it is the third round of NYC's Design Excellence Program in which R+L has been honored to participate since the program's founding in 2005. The new group, as part of Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 Program, will have exclusive access to design public projects in the City with an estimated cost of up to $50 million through 2019.