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Rael San Fratello Lecture

  • Basecamp 209 E Colorado Ave Telluride, CO, 81435 United States (map)

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, principals of the Oakland design studio Rael San Fratello and 3D printing MAKE-tank Emerging Objects, shy away from working within a set philosophy, trying “not to define, but rather to constantly redefine.” Their diverse collection of work ranges from full-scale projects—such as the Museum of Nowhere in Antonito, Colorado; The Mud House in Marfa, Texas; and the art installation Prada Marfa—to folly-like experimental structures such as Saltygloo, a semi-structured shell comprised of 336 3D-printed panels made of salt harvested from the San Francisco Bay supported on lightweight aluminum rods; and Sukkah of the Signs, a.k.a. the Homeless House, built for the Sukkah City competition. Rael and San Fratello will present their work in a lecture titled 'Material Provenance' that recounts the material histories and backstories behind their built works.