Students, faculty rock 'n' rumble at year-end exposition
Video by UCLA Broadcast Studio
While major parts of the UCLA campus grew quiet this week as students hunkered down to make the final push on papers and exams, commotion was breaking out in Perloff Hall where students and faculty in architecture and urban design were in the midst of a RUMBLE, the final exposition of the academic year.
The fifth annual RUMBLE, which began Monday, brings together faculty and students to discuss, review and critique thought-provoking installations that have been created at the shifting edge of contemporary critical thinking and design innovation.
This year, RUMBLE is offering 10,000 square feet of year-end studio and program installations completed by students in conjunction with departmental faculty during 30-week research studios, special-topics studios and technology classes. In the spotlight are 200 projects involving 90 leading critics and practitioners.
A review of work created for Suprastudio A Geo_Graphics, taught by Professor Neil Denari.
"This particular event presents and reviews the highest quality architecture and urban design work of its students under the direction of their talented professors," said Los Angeles architect and critic Orhan Ayyüce in the blog, "Archinect News." "Rumble also invites and brings together some of the best educators, practitioners and theoreticians in the field to participate … with lively and spirited discussions. This event draws students from other schools and professionals from the field."
RUMBLE opened Monday with a review by Lecturer Zach Riddley, a symposium hosted by Professor Sylvia Lavin and the opening of the exposition. Studio reviews of the installations took place this week. You can read some of them here and here.
The free exposition continues through Saturday, June 16. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.