Dallas Architecture Forum Goes Virtual With Two New Events

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Lipshy House, Dallas, Courtesy of Ben Koush.

With two new virtual events on the horizon, The Dallas Architecture Forum is keeping us entertained and engaged like never before.

The events, which are in collaboration with modTexas and UNT Special Collections, will take place Tuesday, September 29, 6 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, October 6, 6 to 7 p.m., respectively.

Dallas Architecture Forum Wows With Renowned Photography And Lively Panel Discussions

First national Bank, Odessa, Courtesy Ben Koush.

The first Dallas Architecture Forum event, Architectural Photography: Midcentury Through Today, will focus on two currently practicing photographers, Ben Koush and Nikola Olic. The pair have a reputation for artistry that enhances the built environment, and both will present distinct imagery from past to present.

Koush is a founder of Houston Mod and will center on the preservation of modernist architecture, while Olic, founder and lead of Structure Photography, will share images of buildings and spaces from throughout his career. Needless to say, we are on pins and needles to see what these two esteemed photographers reveal!

Chrysler Building United Nations, Courtesy, Nikola Olic

According to The Dallas Architecture Forum, “The virtual audience will be able to join in a moderated Panel discussion following their presentations. The program will be finished in order for our attendees to watch the Presidential debate which will begin at 8:00 p.m.”

RSVP via Eventbrite for this free panel discussion here.

A confirmation email with Zoom link will be sent before the program.

Immerse Yourself In The Legacy Of North Texas Design

Dallas Office Building, 1960s, John Rogers Collection.

The second event, Architectural Photography: The John Rogers and Georgette De Bruchard (UNT) Archival Collection, will unveil a legacy collection of photos focused on the architecture and design of North Texas from the 1950s and 1960s.

Concentrating on the apex of the Midcentury Modern era, this inspiring virtual event will dive into one of the most significant archives of regional architectural and documentary photography in Dallas. A must-see for Dallas architecture buffs!

Airport Terminal, Dallas, John Rogers Collection.

Morgan Davis Gieringer, the Head of Special Collections at the University of North Texas Libraries and the Director of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Archival Management in the UNT College of Information, will present, alongside moderator, Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum.

RSVP via Eventbrite for this free panel discussion here.

A confirmation email with Zoom link will be sent before the program.

Whet Your Appetite With Profiles On The Panelists, Courtesy Of Dallas Architecture Forum

Ben KOUSH, registered architect and interior designer in Texas and Founding Member of Houston Mod, will focus on images of the preservation of modernist architecture. Koushis a graduate of Columbia University and Rice University. He is a registered architect and interior designer in Texas with two decades of architectural experience.

He has a special interest in the preservation of modern architecture and is a founding member of Houston Mod, which has won numerous local and state awards. Koush’s architectural writing and photography appears in Architects’ NewspaperCite magazine, and Texas Architect, and on his widely followed Instagram account @benkoush. 

He currently serves on the Texas Historical Commission State Board of Review, the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission, and on the Texas Architect magazine publication committee. 

Each Dallas Architecture Forum Event Is Sure To Inspire

Nikola OLIC, Lead of Structure Photography whose images reflect the artistic design of the buildings and spaces he captures in his photos, will discuss the importance of place and context for his work. 

Olic was born in Belgrade, Serbia and had moved to the US in 1992 as an exchange student in Arlington, TX. Years later, after getting a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Texas in Arlington, he moved to Dallas – a city where two decades later many of his photographs would find their inspiration.

His current project ‘Structure Photography’ started in 2014, and includes abstract architectural photographs that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways. In addition to Dallas, this project also focuses on architecture and photography from all over North America, as well as Europe and Asia.

Every photograph in Olic’s collection, including those on his Instagram account @nikolaolic, comes with an intriguing story. Nikola Olic is exclusively represented by the Afterimage Gallery in Dallas. His photography has been published in WiredBBC NewsGuardianUSA TodayYahooThe Dallas Morning News and many other outlets. His work is also on view in museums, private collections and public art spaces around the world.

Nikola’s photography was recently featured by the New York Times Travel Section in a virtual segment “Architecture, in Abstract: A Quiz” which included sixteen of his architectural images from around the world. 

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Get Up Close And Personal With Dallas Architecture

Morgan Davis Gieringer is the Head of Special Collections at the University of North Texas Libraries and the Director of the Graduate Academic Certificate in Archival Management in the UNT College of Information.

As Head of Special Collections, she oversees major archival initiatives, which include the LGBTQ Archive, the WBAP/KXAS Television News Film Collection, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Archive, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Archive project. Gieringer has been a professional archivist for over 15 years, and has maintained certification through the Academy of Certified Archivists since 2006. She holds a BA from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.

We Hope You’ll Tune In!

Both events will offer a remarkable and intimate look at the power of architectural design and capturing the elements in photography. Are you as excited as we are?

For more information on Dallas Architecture Forum events, click here.

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