2018 TxA DESIGN CONFERENCE
is coming to Houston February 16–18
According to the TxA website:
“Other Worlds: Chasing the Light & Other Mysteries” will explore the visions of people outside the profession whose work presents enlightening feedback to architecture. We’ll hear from a lighting designer, a writer, and an architectural photographer who offer unique perspectives on our place on planet earth and our relationship to the built environment. The conference will be held on February 16–18 on the campus of the Rice University School of Architecture and in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood — a walkable district of bungalows, high-rises, chapels, museums, and art galleries. Join us as we peer into worlds others create, chasing the light and other mysteries.
Timothy Morton Timothy Morton is a professor and the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. A member of the object-oriented philosophy movement, Morton’s work explores the intersection of object-oriented thought and ecological studies. Some of his books include “Ecology without Nature,” “Dark Ecology,” and “The Ecological Thought.” Morton participates in object-oriented ontology, a popular movement in contemporary philosophy characterized by a rejection of anthropocentrism (the privilege of the human over the non-human). His notion of hyperobjects — objects of such massive scale and temporality that they exceed the perceptive capabilities of humans — enables a new radical way to think about global warming.
Linnaea Tillett Linnaea Tillett Lighting Design Associates crafts highly nuanced lighting programs. Founded in 1983, it has a reputation for artistry, technical innovation, and functionality. Founder/principal Linnaea Tillett holds a doctorate in environmental psychology. Her innovative approach incorporates a thorough understanding of the perceptual, behavioral, and psychological effects of light. She has extensive experience in lighting landscape, infrastructure, architecture, public art, interiors, and art collections. Tillett Lighting Design Associates has collaborated with leading architects and landscape architects, including Maya Lin, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Toshiko Mori, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, SHoP Architects, SCAPE, Leeser Architecture, Olin Studio, Quennell Rothschild & Partners — as well as artists Kiki Smith and Paula Hayes.
Nic Lehoux Nic Lehoux is the founder of Nic Lehoux Architectural Photography. Based in Vancouver, his photography captures the dialogue between a building, its users, and its neighborhood. He is interested in the history of architectural photography and current thinking concerning capturing images and telling stories. His work has taken him across the globe, giving him an international reputation. He has photographed architecture for Renzo Piano, Morphosis, Daniel Libeskind, Steven Holl, Studio Gang, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Fumihiko Maki, MAD Architects, BIG, Herzog and de Meuron, and Foster and Partners, among others.