A Conversation about Repair
Join us for an interdisciplinary exploration of Jorge Otero-Pailos' approach to architecture, preservation, and the meaning of dust. Confronting ideas of use in his site-specific series, Ethics of Dust, an ongoing, decade-long investigation resulting from cleaning dust and the residue of pollution from monuments, Otero-Pailos talks about the skins of historical buildings, and what stories dirt can tell. Join the conversation about how memory and decay are reflected in the world and in Repair and Design Futures.
Free with admission.
Jorge Otero-Pailos is a New York-based artist best known for making monumental casts of historically charged buildings. He is Director and Professor of Historic Preservation at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, studied architecture at Cornell University, and earned a doctorate in architecture at MIT. He is a founding faculty member of the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. His works are in the collections of SFMoMA, The British Museum, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary in Vienna. He participated in the 53rd Venice Art Biennial (2009), and the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2017).