Friday, November 16, 2007
Our Tempo: Reflections on Your mobile expectations

Date + Time

Friday, November 16, 2007
noon - 5:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


For Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project, Olafur Eliasson's contribution to BMW's long-running Art Car program, the artist shrouded a hydrogen-powered race car in a new skin of steel mesh, mirror-coated stainless steel, and many layers of ice. Taking the frozen vehicle as a starting point, the speakers at this colloquium address the literal, metaphoric, and and historical connections among art, design, science, and technology, tracking how invention and imagination suggest new ways of living in a threatened world.

Making Your mobile expectations
1:00 p.m.
Sebastian Behmann, Olafur Eliasson Studio; Verena Kloos, president, BMW Group DesignworksUSA; Henry Urbach, Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design, SFMOMA

Situating Expectations, Art, and Technology
3:00 p.m.
Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Harvard University; Andreas Ruby, architecture critics, curators, and founders of Textbild, Cologne; Felicity D. Scott, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, and founding editor, Grey Room

Admission + Ticketing

Free with Museum admission; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.