Chris Cornelius to Present 'My House Has Feathers' Lecture Oct. 10

This sculpture called "Otaeciah (Crane)," created by Chris Cornelius, is located on the campus of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. The installation is dedicated to the Menominee Nation and their ancestral homelands, on which the university's campus is located.
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This sculpture called "Otaeciah (Crane)," created by Chris Cornelius, is located on the campus of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. The installation is dedicated to the Menominee Nation and their ancestral homelands, on which the university's campus is located.

Chris Cornelius will present a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the U of A campus, as part of the fall lecture series in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He is a professor and chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico and is the founding principal of studio:indigenous. He is a 2022 John G. Williams Distinguished Visitor in Architecture.

His practice, studio:indigenous, is one of five architecture firms participating in the exhibition Architecture at Home, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. This outdoor architecture exhibition, located along the Orchard Trail on the museum's grounds and anchored by R. Buckminster Fuller's Fly's Eye Dome, brings together five 500-square-foot prototypes for homes to spark a dialogue about contemporary housing.

In his lecture, "My House Has Feathers," Cornelius will discuss how he incorporates timeless Indigenous values in contemporary architecture. His work posits that Indigenous design thinking can be a tool to de-colonize design.

Cornelius was a collaborating designer with Antoine Predock on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the inaugural Miller Prize from Exhibit Columbus, a 2018 Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Award and an artist residency from the National Museum of the American Indian. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Cornelius was the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University in Spring 2021.

The school is pursuing continuing education credits for this lecture through the American Institute of Architects.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. 

For more information, contact 479-575-4704 or fayjones.uark.edu.

Contacts

Michelle Parks, director of communications
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
479-575-4704, mparks17@uark.edu

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