Digesting Materiality
A Disorderly Colloquium

Digesting Materiality was a disorderly colloquium culminating the Spring 2018 Lecture Series on materiality at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. Coordinated and moderated by Deborah Garcia and José Ibarra, this event was open to the public and encouraged audience participation.

Swapping the sobriety of academic conversations for the buzz of a surrealist party, the colloquium reconciled fast-paced thoughts around color, texture, authenticity, environment, and more. In the style of musical chairs, guests were invited to sit at the table amongst bricks and cinder blocks to discuss the topic of materiality and its meaning in architectural discourse today.