THREE CED PROJECTS FROM RAVEEVARN’S STUDIO ARE EXHIBITED IN “TWO SIDES OF THE BORDER” ORGANIZED BY TATIANA BILBAO AND CURATED BY NILE WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BORDER REGION BY IWAN BAAN AT YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
Three projects from ARCH 100D, Raveevarn’s studio, are selected for the Two Sides of the Border exhibition in Yale University. The three projects selected for this exhibition are:
1. The Conveyor City - by Parama Suteja and Felix Yiu
2. Reimagining the River Border: Layered Permeability - by Tiange Wang and Margaret Zhou
3. United City - by Yunbo Yan
About The Exhibition
During the Spring 2018 semester, Tatiana Bilbao’s studio collaborated with thirteen architecture studios in Mexico and the United States on an ambitious project that examined, researched, and introduced architectural issues related to the United States and Mexico. At a moment where issues of migration are at the forefront of political discourse and while NAFTA is being renegotiated, this overdue examination is an urgent challenge to architectural education. In almost every way the two countries perform as a region. Although the economy, infrastructure, languages, history, and cultures are shared, the current political climate emphasizes sharp differences across the border. To redefine and reimagine the region as an integrated whole is a critical project for architectural, political, and cultural institutions today.
As the centerpiece of the exhibition, photographer Iwan Baan was commissioned to travel to each of the studio sites to capture the changing landscapes and architecture’s role in culture. These photographs reinforce the academic research by documenting the conditions of life for the people on both sides of a border and reflecting the architectural opportunities offered by these scenarios.
About Raveevarn's ARCH 100D Studio at UC Berkeley
In Spring 2018, ARCH 100D Raveevarn’s studio rethought the US-Mexico border wall as a conceptual catalyst for seeing and understanding our current socio-political and territorial conditions at the border region. The studio explored ways to address and approach the emerging situation from both practical and theoretical perspectives. Each specific architectural proposal is capable of asserting (into this present moment within given historical and cultural contexts) an alternative spatial and territorial flow that promotes positive change both physically and psychologically. Considering the current social and political contexts, the studio challenges the role of design as to speculate, and to propose an alternative reality which may or may not be a possible future. The studio also addressed the contemporary issue of scale in regards to architectural design. We explored the site and its visibility ranging from satellite images (XL-Extra Large), regional maps (L- Large), one-mile-radius territory (M - Medium), to an architectural scale with material details (S- Small). These shifting scales drastically change the visual registration of those sites, and allow creative readings of the landscape that provoke thoughts and imaginations.
Exhibition On View
November 29, 2018 - February 9, 2019
Yale Architecture Gallery
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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