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Critical Studies in Public Space with N55: January 9–February 5, 2015

N55 will be in residence in the Perlman Teaching Museum during Winter Term 2015, under the auspices of the Lucas Lectureship in the Arts. During the five-week residency, Ion Sørvin, Till Wolfer, and Anne Romme will work with students to imagine a hypothetical new building complex for the Cowling Arboretum.

As a site that appeals to ecological scholars, student revelers, neighborhood hikers, weekend bicyclists, and cross-country skiers, the Arb sometimes becomes contested territory, claimed by constituencies with conflicting interests. Can a building satisfy the varied needs of the Arb’s disparate communities? Could a building complex catalyze and sustain a productive tension between users?


N55 Time Lapse

January 29, 2015 at 12:38 pm

In Winter 2015 the Perlman's Braucher Gallery was transformed into a laboratory for design and learning as students engaged with Danish design collective N55 to design a hypothetical new Arboretum Center. This time lapse video shows a bit of the activity.