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Molly Hunker & Kyle Miller present new book, “Building Practice”
December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Molly Hunker (MArch ’10) and Kyle Miller (MArch ’08) present their new book, Building Practice, which features interviews with architects, designers, educators, curators, fabricators, strategists, critics, and activists who are advancing speculative design through the culture and politics of building, capturing critical and formative moments associated with building a practice. Each interview in the book reveals strategies for linking practical and theoretical forms of knowledge and evidences the active creation of unique approaches to contributing positively to both architectural culture and the built environment. Hunker and Miller articulate how architects today claim conceptual territory regarding form, space, order, materiality, and aesthetics, and push for design to have meaning and value in relation to cultural, environmental, political, and social concerns. The individuals and practices profiled in the book and featured in this event, including UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty Kutan Ayata and Benjamin Freyinger, and alumni Ellie Abrons, Paul Andersen, Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Brennan Buck, David Freeland, Adam Fure, Jia Gu, Andrew Holder, Justin Rice, and Kagan Taylor, collectively partition themselves from previous generations of experimentally motivated practices while individually exemplifying their own inimitable affinities, techniques, and sensibilities. Building Practice shares the first acts of an emerging generation of practices and identifies the peripheral yet pivotal aspects of building a practice today.