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One Object at a Time
by A+D Guest Curator Ebrahim Poustinchi
 
One Object at a Time is an exploration of the lines between virtual, physical, and digital, which have been blurred through the notions of physical distancing, WFH, and quarantine. It plays with the experience of space, scale, and architecture in relation to virtuality, presence, and absence. One Object at a Time takes advantage of the haziness between presence and absence, and physical and digital to propose another clarity.

One Object at a Time is based on a collection of digital objects submitted by architects and designers. The curator uses the exhibition space not just as a platform to showcase these objects, but instead builds the space of the exhibition out of these objects.The objects will be brought together, one at a time, digitally curated, scaled, positioned, and reimagined as part of a bigger whole. Via an online VR platform, the objects serve both as the exhibition-space, and the exhibited, simultaneously. 

Forthcoming June 18th 2021 online at aplusd.org as an interactive web-based experience, and on the Sansar platform.

Participating Artists
A/P Practice ∙ AN.ONYMOUS ∙ BairBalliet (Kelly Bair + Kristy Balliet) ∙ Endemic Architecture ∙ Ferda Kolatan, SU11 Architecture + Design ∙ Folly Feast Lab ∙ Gabriel Esquivel ∙ Greg Lynn FORM ∙ hoX (Brendan Ho) ∙ Hume Architecture ∙ Ibañez Kim ∙ iheartblob ∙ Ivan Bernal ∙ James F. Kerestes ∙ Jason Vigneri-Beane ∙ Jean Jaminet ∙ Keyla Hernandez ∙ MR Studio ∙ Nick Safley ∙ office ca ∙ Ozel Office ∙ Rachael McCall ∙ Sandhya Kochar & Austin Lightle ∙ Tekena Koko ∙ The Bittertang Farm ∙ ybaynes studio ∙ Young & Ayata


About The Curator
Ebrahim Poustinchi, an award-winning designer, artist, and inventor, is Assistant Professor of Architecture and founder/director of the Robotically Augmented Design (RAD) Lab at Kent State University and the founding principle of the STUDIO EP L.L.C. Poustinchi’s research is focused on the intersection of design, space, interaction, media and robotics, with an emphasis on an alternative reading of “post-digital” discourse through UI/UX, Human-Machine Interaction (HMI), and physical computation and tangible interfaces.

Ebrahim has completed his post-professional Master’s degree in architecture under Greg Lynn at UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Tehran, Iran.