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Repair and Design Futures: Lessons from Mended Textiles;
Maintaining Work: Recycling the Architecture of Past Industry;
Döllgast and Domoto: Two Case Studies in Architecture and Repair

dc.contributor.authorIrvin, Kate
dc.contributor.authorWeisz, Claire
dc.contributor.authorWidder, Lynnette
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Andrew
dc.descriptionPresented at the Decay, Maintenance and Repair Symposium, April 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the College of Design, Architecture Library.en_US
dc.descriptionDecay, Maintenance and Repair Symposium ; Session 1.en_US
dc.descriptionThis symposium will explore repair, maintenance, and breakdown from diverse disciplinary vantages.en_US
dc.descriptionKate Irvin, Curator, Costumes & Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum.en_US
dc.descriptionLynnette Widder, Professor in Sustainability Management, Earth Institute, Columbia University.en_US
dc.descriptionClaire Weisz, Principal, WXY Architecture + Urban Design.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 129:41 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractKate Irvin - TITLE: "Repair and Design Futures: Lessons from Mended Textiles". This presentation explores the lessons that worldwide practices of mending offer designers today, moving from historic objects, the maker’s hand, and the care taken in the creation and life extension of singular, meaningfully crafted functional objects to overarching concerns of environmental and societal repair evident in contemporary design projects and proposals. Past practices of textile repair from around the globe will be explored alongside innovative design projects that are illuminated and electrified by their example. In this context repair is extolled and framed both as a localized, concrete mending practice applied to beloved textiles, and as something much larger—as a global meta-concept functioning as a palliative aid to environmental and socio-political tears and ruptures.en_US
dc.description.abstractClaire Weisz - TITLE: "Maintaining Work: Recycling the Architecture of Past Industry".
dc.description.abstractLynnette Widder - TITLE: "Döllgast and Domoto: Two Case Studies in Architecture and Repair". When repairing a building, an architect’s ability to define the boundary between old and new may require the repression of technique in order to maintain the standard of authenticity. Munich architect Hans Döllgast’s renovation of the Alte Pinakothek Museum (1946-73) illustrates this conflict. Its celebration as a masterpiece of postwar reconstruction represses the technology behind its reconstruction. A revised reading of the Alte Pinakothek would instead see its technical components as important contributors to its value as memorial and monument. The same struggle takes on another dimension when concerns derived from sustainability practice are taken seriously. In my own practice, the three-year renovation of Japanese-American architect Kaneji Domoto’s 1949-50 Lurie House, a focus on tempering, daylighting and air-tighting restored the building’s environmental responsiveness and enhanced the building’s original spatial structure as well.
dc.format.extent129:41 minutes
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDecay, Maintenance and Repair Symposiumen_US
dc.subjectHistoric preservationen_US
dc.subjectNew Yorken_US
dc.titleDecay, Maintenance and Repair Symposium - Session Oneen_US
dc.titleRepair and Design Futures: Lessons from Mended Textiles
dc.titleMaintaining Work: Recycling the Architecture of Past Industry
dc.titleDöllgast and Domoto: Two Case Studies in Architecture and Repair
dc.title.alternativeRepair and Design Futures: Lessons from Mended Textiles
dc.title.alternativeMaintaining Work: Recycling the Architecture of Past Industry
dc.title.alternativeDöllgast and Domoto: Two Case Studies in Architecture and Repair
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dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. College of Liberal Artsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameColumbia Earth Instituteen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameRhode Island School of Designen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameWXY Architecture + Urban Designen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameState University of New York. Polytechnic Instituteen_US

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