Nov. 02, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall

Please join Rice Architecture and the William Ward Watkin Council for a Shop Talk with Wortham Fellows Viola Ago and Amelyn Ng. 

Viola Ago is an architectural designer, educator, and practitioner. She direct MIRACLES Architecture and is the current Wortham Fellow at the Rice University School of Architecture. More recently, Viola held the Christos Yessios Visiting Professorship at the Knowlton School of Architecture at OSU and the William Muschenheim Design Fellowship position at the Taubman College of Architecture, University of Michigan.

Viola has previously taught at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Architecture, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She earned her Master of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Ryerson University in Toronto. Prior to teaching, Viola worked as a lead designer in the Advanced Technology Team at Morphosis Architects in Los Angeles.

Viola’s work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Boston, Ghent NY, San Francisco, Miami, Columbus, Ann Arbor, and Cincinnati. Her written work has been published in Log, Wiley’s AD Architectural Design Magazine, Routledge’s Instabilities and Potentialities Book, Sci-Arc’s Offramp, Acadia Conference Proceedings, TxA Emerging Design and Technology Journal, JAE Journal, Architect’s Newspaper, Archinect, among others. Viola held a digital fabrication residency at the Autodesk Build Space in Boston, a University Design and Research Fellowship with Exhibit Columbus, and an artist residency at the MacDowell Colony.

Amelyn Ng is an Australian architect, writer, and cartoonist, and a 2019-2021 Wortham Fellow at Rice University. Her Fellowship research looks at issues in graphics, epistemology, and theories of information-richness in architecture. Her work aims to expand discourse on architectural images in historical, material and humorous registers.

Amelyn holds a Master of Science in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices (CCCP) at Columbia GSAPP, and a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environments from Melbourne University. She has been an invited guest critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, Texas A&M, and Melbourne University. Prior to coming to Rice, she worked for Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, the Avery Review, VOLUME and Performa, and co-organized public forums on art and architecture such as Works in Progress in New York and PROCESS in Melbourne. Her writing has appeared in Avery Shorts, VOLUME, MONU, Critical Planning Journal and Assemble Papers, with forthcoming work in PLAT and e-flux Architecture.

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