Blender is a new, experimental workshop series kicking off this week in the School of Interiors. Blender is multi-modal, maker-based, and celebratory of the intersectional nature of the study of Interiors. Throughout the semester, we will welcome a series of multi-disciplinary designers to lead maker-based workshops for our students, as an exercise in questioning the limitations of our own discipline and evolving toward a more examined, inclusive future.
Workshop 01: Aaron Jones: This Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19, Aaron Jones will be leading the first workshop in the Blender series. Aaron is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Detroit, whose practice fluidly moves between architecture, interiors, product design, and contemporary art. His work is concerned primarily with the research and development of media structures, resulting in pop-up theaters, performance art installations, and entertainment portals.
Aaron’s work has been recognized and supported by the MacDowell Colony, Venice Architecture Biennale (’14,’18), ArtPapers, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Cranbrook Academy of Art among others. Currently Aaron is an Assistant Professor at Lawrence Technological University’s College of Architecture and Design where he teaches studios and seminars centered around interiority, phenomenology, representation, and beyond.
We invite you to follow along and engage with Aaron’s workshop this week at @interiors_uky on Instagram. We plan to exhibit the work produced as part of this series in an end-of-year exhibition, and would love to open a dialogue with all of you about future possibilities and collaborations.