Space Saloon would like to present the unique and diverse voices who led various classes at the LANDING camp. Below is a selection of stories on each workshop leader’s project and their individual interpretation of the word “place.”
Director, cinematographer, editor:
Hello Wood is an international architecture program and a design studio based in Budapest, Hungary. The firm is an independent, international educational platform in design and architecture. Since its foundation in 2013, Hello Wood has been functioning as a creative architectural and design studio. The studio can be seen as a sibling to the camps since all of their works are centered on social responsibility, designing for a life cycle, and the relation between community and architecture.
Kylie White is an internationally exhibited artist, trained at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Being a sculptor first and foremost, it is a dedication to form which led her to study geology in preparation for a new body of work: a series of sculptures which mechanize the invisible, geologic forces that generate landscape.
Sean Gaffney & Christina NguyenSean Gaffney and Christina Nguyen have practiced architecture in both New York and Los Angeles. Together they collaborate on projects which engage in dialogue between building and site. Sean received his degree from The Cooper Union School of Architecture. He is a registered architect and certified passive house consultant. Christina received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida and her Master’s Degree from Columbia GSAPP.
I STIFFEN THEE
I STIFFEN THEE is an international design-build studio with projects around the world. Their designs celebrate the co-sentience of everything in the environment; living and non-living; past and present. Members have worked across the globe at offices including Studio KDA in San Francisco, GMB Architecture and Engineering in Michigan, and Sou Fujimoto Architects in Tokyo, Japan.
Kanchan Richardson Kanchan Richardson is an interdisciplinary artist currently based out of Los Angeles. Her work includes explorations in sculpture, installation, book making, and landscape design, and is deeply influenced by contemplative practice. Over the last two years she has spent extensive time in Joshua Tree, California, in love with its wide scrubby landscape and developing new sculptural approaches in direct conversation with the needs of the native ecosystems.
the2vvo is a sound and visual duo formed in Almaty, Kazakhstan and currently based in Los Angeles, comprised of Eldar Tagi (sound artist) and Lena Pozdnyakova (architect). The two artists are most interested in sound art projects, be it experimental audio-visual live sets, or installations. In their work the artists explore surrounding environments, as well as the juxtaposition of public vs private in the context of space and sound.
Willis Bigelow is an artist and builder living in SanFrancisco. He is a maker and thinker inspired by the largest forms and smallest details of California.
Kyle May is a Principal at KM,A, which he founded in 2014. He also co-founded CLOG in 2011, where he is the Editor-in-Chief. He is a registered architect in New York and Ohio.
Rebecca Looringh-van Beeck
Rebecca Looringh-van Beeck is an architect and artist from South Africa. Her work, which combines architecture, installation art and theatre, questions the relationship between space and performance, with the notion of performance ranging from daily patterns of use to theatrical patterns on stage. She continues to explore these interrelated fields through theory and research, as well as through the physical fabrication of interactive structures and events. In teaching, she translates these themes towards hands-on design and qualitative, on-site research methods.