Join Stuart Romm, Professor of the Practice in the School of Architecture, and Mark Wentzel, Atlanta-based multidisciplinary artist, as they present an exploration of creativity, public art, and the Georgia Tech Library's Media Bridge.
This event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Library’s second floor classroom, located in Crosland Tower. The Creative Disorientation presentation will kick off at 2 p.m., followed by a hands-on creativity workshop at 3 p.m.
Creative Disorientation is presented by the Interdisciplinary Media Arts Center in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Library. Contact the Public Engagement Librarian, Charlie Bennett, at email@example.com for more information.
About the participants
Mark Wentzel is a visual artist based in Atlanta who works in sculpture, drawing, large-scale installations, and public art projects. Wentzel has presented work at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, SCOPE NY, the 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale, the V&A Museum –London Design Week and the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. His XLounge series was shown at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s David J. Sencer Museum, which began a decade of working with CDC as an artist, visual consultant, and designer. He has done large-scale public works in Atlanta for Flux Projects, Freedom Park Conservancy, and the Goat Farm. Wentzel’s creative and academic work focuses on how ideas emerge and how art objects and images function aesthetically, psychologically, and socially over time.
Stuart Romm is a Professor of the Practice, having taught both graduate and undergraduate architectural design studios, plus a range of practice courses, in the College of Design for 25 years.
Romm is a founding principal in the Atlanta architectural firms of Praxis3 and Romm + Pearsall, both multi-disciplinary practices focused on civic and educational buildings, advanced automotive facilities, and urban social housing. In these roles, he has developed special expertise in confronting the emerging intersections between media technologies and public space, as foregrounded in the current Georgia Tech Library Renewal Project (in collaboration with BNIM), and competition projects for the Center for Civil and Human Rights and CNN headquarters (in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, NY). He has also held a special interest in the challenges of affordable housing, beginning with Romm + Pearsall’s award-winning entry to the Progressive Architecture ‘Affordable Housing Initiative’, and in Praxis3’s Renaissance Walk project on historic Auburn Avenue that won a South Atlantic Region AIA Honor Award in 2009.
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