Thursday, April 9th, 7:00 – 9:45 pm
In The Design Dept. Lecture Hall Room DESN 112 at California State University, Long Beach
6241 East University Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815
Park in the Foundation Lot across from the Design Department main entrance – $5
Gustavo Crembil presents his recent work in which he emphasizes the topics of craft as critical thinking and the exploration of urban/social networks.
Gustavo Crembil’s practice draws from the fields of design, architecture, craft, performance art, communication, and political activism. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a professional Architect Diploma from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina. A Fulbright scholar, he has received several grants and awards, such as Unesco-Aschberg, Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes and Fundación Antorchas, RPI’s Browns Travelling Fellowship, Acadia / Flatcut, and Vida 14.0 Art & Artificial Life (Fundación Telefónica, Spain). Among his residencies are appointments at the Hypermedia Studio/UCLA and European Ceramic Work Centre (The Netherlands). His work has been presented at Dutch Design Week (2009, Eindhoven), Acadia conference (2011, Calgary), RE-New Festival (2013, Copenhagen), Transitio_MX (2013, Mexico), and soon at Disruption / ISEA (2015, Vancouver). In 2004 he was guest Architect-in-residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He was a founding partner of THEM: Lynch + Crembil, a practice recognized as an emergent architectural voice by the Museum of Modern Art and by ACSA/JAE for their ‘design as scholarship’ work. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He lives and works in Troy, NY.