Learning to See : Denise Scott Brown

Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is pleased to present Learning to See : Denise Scott Brown (May 20–September 19, 2021)—an exhibition examining legendary architect Denise Scott Brown’s work and ideas on architecture and the built environment, primarily through her photographic work.

Located in Temple Contemporary—Tyler's center for exhibitions and public programs—Learning to See is organized specifically for this gallery, intersecting geography, time and themes such as “Communication” and “Activity as Pattern.” In some instances, photographs take up entire gallery walls, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the landscapes.

These photographs document Scott Brown’s travels, inspirations and interests through the lens—from the rural vernacular of South Africa to the beauty and banality of European cities, to the significance of pop culture in the American built environment, like the Las Vegas Strip, through its gas stations, billboards, roadside stores, signs, advertisements and more. The final gallery is dedicated to her work in and of Philadelphia.

“To present Denise Scott Brown’s work in Philadelphia gives us a chance to reflect and celebrate her importance and impact as an architect and planner,” says Kate Wingert-Playdon, associate dean and director of Tyler’s Architecture & Environmental Design Department. “She was one of only a handful of women in design professions in that generation. This exhibition allows us to understand how important a role she has played in helping us all learn to see.”

In anticipation of the exhibit, Tyler will host a virtual discussion with AIA 2021 President Peter Exley, FAIA, and curator Carolina Vaccaro, PhD, on April 22 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Zoom link: https://temple.zoom.us/j/95425410506

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Cite: "Learning to See : Denise Scott Brown" 06 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/959625/learning-to-see-denise-scott-brown> ISSN 0719-8884

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