Under the direction of Jassen Callender, Associate Professor, six teams of MSU Fifth Year School of Architecture students had documentary films selected for inclusion in the thirteenth annual “Crossroads Film Festival,” April 13-15, in Jackson. The event is Mississippi’s Premier Film Festival and is hosted by the Crossroads Film Society whose mission is to celebrate “the art of filmmaking in all of its diversity and depth…facilitate and promote a broader spectrum of film and video for the community… present and honor films and videos related to Mississippi and the South, and … provide educational opportunities and facilitate general discussions for film lovers and aspiring film makers.”
The six documentaries selected are:
Richard Akin, Raymond Huffman, and Taylor Poole, From Field to Fork
Scott Archer, Charles Barry, and Ryan Morris, Chinese Potatoes
Audrey Bardwell, Aaron Schwartz, and Meredith Yale, Madison the City Needs (Renewable) Energy
Anthony Dinolfo, Ryan Santos, and Amy Selvaggio, Point A to Point B
Ingrid Gonzalez, Sam Grefseng, and Chris Hoal, The Built Environment of Jackson
Lauren Arrington, Robert Featherston, and Jessica Harkins, Ward 3: Area in Need of Renewal
The documentaries were produced in the fall of 2011 as part of the requirements for ARC 5623 ‘Theory of Urban Design.’ Students were randomly assigned to various wards of the city of Jackson, or one of its suburbs, and asked to evaluate that area’s preparation for and potential success in a post-petroleum future with particular emphasis on energy production, food distribution, mobility or the built environment.
Jenny Kivett, LEED, Lecturer and faculty member in the School of Architecture, was recently selected by the AIA Mississippi Chapter to exhibit three art works in the 2012 Mississippi Celebrates Architecture Exhibit. “Mississippi Celebrates Architecture” is an annual program of events presented by AIA Mississippi. It celebrates the state’s architectural heritage and creativity and provokes its citizens to consider the future. The program is held each spring and includes multiple events designed to promote and celebrate architecture in varied audiences; among architects, allied artists and professionals and the public-at-large.
The gallery exhibition is held at the Mississippi Library Commission of Art in Jackson, Mississippi and will run the first of March through the end of April, with the MCA Symposium and Reception on March 29th.
Hans C. Herrmann, AIA, Assistant Professor of Architecture was recently peer selected by the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals to exhibit his ‘Valley Retreat’ residential project in the American Institute of Architects Annual Emerging Professionals Exhibition.
The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals sponsors an annual exhibition of architectural work, art, and designs of emerging architectural professionals across North America. This annual exhibition promotes the compelling work of the rising generation of architects and designers and inspires professionals to continue to mentor and engage the many talented and motivated emerging professionals across the country.
The annual exhibition is presented at AIA National’s Headquarters, the American Center for Architecture, in Washington, DC. The exhibition is on display from February through the annual AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference.