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Los Angeles-based visiting artists lecture at Virginia Tech Monday, March 1


BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 25, 2010 – Virginia Tech's School of Visual Arts, in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and the Creative Technologies in the Arts at Virginia Tech presents a lecture by Rob Ley and Joshua Stein, Los Angeles-based artists, on Monday, March 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 223 of Engel Hall.

The lecture “Immediate Material Futures in Art + Architecture,” is part of the School of Visual Art's Visiting Artist Series 2010.

Ley is the founding principal of Urbana, an architecture and design studio. Urbana engages current material and formal technologies to develop environments that respond to human inhabitation and experience. Ley currently teaches graduate design studios and seminars at Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Stein heads Radical Craft, a studio that investigates urban and material patterns while focusing on the intersection of traditional craft and contemporary fabrication techniques. He has taught design studios and seminars at Cornell University, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Woodbury University, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, as well as fabrication workshops in Barcelona, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; and Krefeld, Germany.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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