Norman Kelley lecture

Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley describe their attempts to elevate the ordinary.

September 22, 2014

Recorded on June 26, 2014.

The Architectural League Prize, established in 1981, recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas.

Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman founded the Brooklyn- and Chicago-based design collaborative Norman Kelley in 2012. In their League Prize lecture, they describe their aspiration to “elevate the ordinary,” alternating between the conventional and the hysterical. The two present six recent projects: Rubin’s Barrel, a tequila barrel converted into a sculpture with a visual game; N.A.W.T. Balloons, an entry for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative competition using floating sculpture for clean energy generation; Shape Shape EvolutionWrong Chairs; wall drawings at the American Academy in Rome that create optical illusion; and the Overlay exhibition.


Davidson Rafailidis lecture

Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis present their work as part of the Emerging Voices lecture series.

Emerging Voices Video 2018