Elena Peregrina and Lisa Lee
The second of this semester's colloquia of student research in progress featured Lisa Lee and Elena Peregrina. Lee, a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Art and Archeology, gave a talk entiteld "Thomas Hirschhorn: Universal Forms for the Present," regarding the recent work of Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Peregrina, a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portugeuse Languages and Cultures, presented "Quoting Media: Cortazar Around the Day in Eighty Worlds," regarding the work of Argentinian writer Julio Cortazar.
Alex Kitnick and Irene Sunwoo
As part of this semester's colloquia of student research in progress, Alex Kitnick and Irene Sunwoo gave extended talks on postwar media topics. Kitnick's presentation, "The Expended Ikon," considered the designs of John McHale's dynamic collage books in the context of the Independent Group and postwar information theory. Sunwoo's talk, "TVAA: The Architectural Association on TV," explored the spatial and pedagogical role of original video broadcasts from the in-house studios of the Architectural Association in London during the 1970s.