Karen M'Closkey Gives Next Hyde Lecture

Karen M'Closkey Gives Next Hyde Lecture

By Kerry McCulloug...

January 17, 2018


The College of Architecture is pleased to announce Karen M'Closkey will be the next Hyde Series speaker giving a lecture entitled "Dynamic Patterns". For this lecture, she will share a range of PEG Office of Landscape + Architecture projects and techniques that enable a multivalent, multilayered understanding of pattern as both an expression and an influencer of environmental processes. The projects range from small-scale fabrications that explore the capacity of geometry to articulate site functions, to computational modeling and hydrodynamic simulations. Regardless of scale or site, she will explain how a designer can utilize digital media as a means of both pattern-finding and pattern-forming in order to heighten the perception of the temporal and ephemeral phenomena that are characteristic of landscapes.

M'Closkey is co-founder of the award-winning research and design studio PEG Office of Landscape + Architecture and associate professor in landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. PEG has received numerous design awards and been widely published for their work with new media and fabrication technologies to produce novel relationships between organic and inorganic materials. PEG is a winner of a 2013 PEW Fellowship in the Arts and named to the “Select Ten” list of thought leaders in design by Metropolis Magazine. M'Closkey is co-author of “Dynamic Patterns: Visualizing Landscapes in a Digital Age” and co-editor of “LA+ SIMULATION”, both of which reflect on how recent technologies, including environmental modeling and hydrodynamic simulations, have influenced how designers create with nature today.

The College’s Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing, endowed public program. Each year the College hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas which are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.

The lecture will be held January 24th at 4 pm at the Union Auditorium at the Nebraska Union.