“Making Ornament: Past, Present, and Future”
presented by Matthew McNicholas and Gary He and moderated by Kassandra Leiva and Misha Semenov
This event is sponsored by the Yale School of Architecture, The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, and the MacMillan Center at Yale.
The event is open to anyone interested in the topic of Ornament. There will be substantial time for an active Q&A after the presentations.
Below is a description of the event:
Throughout history, ornament has served as an expression of specific cultures and historical moments. How does a designer with full access to these archives of history create ornament relevant in today’s world of digital fabrication? In this session, an ornament designer with a keen sensitivity for history and a great interest in neuroscience will converse with a scholar of ornament’s history. Together, they will examine the unique spatial powers of ornament and its effects on viewers past, present, and future on a cultural and neurological level.