USC Architecture Student Work Featured at Annenberg Space for Photography

USC Architecture Student Work Featured at Annenberg Space for Photography

 

The new Annenberg Space for Photography exhibit "Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change” includes work from two USC Architecture alumni, Minhtam Bahn ‘12 and Jessica Sano ’10.

 

The exhibit, curated by Frances Anderton, focuses on human responses to landscape changes due to rising sea levels and includes work from photographers Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Paula Bronstein, Jonas Bendiksen and Monica Nouwens.

 

The projects from Bahn and Sano are in part of the show featuring conceptual proposals for addressing rising sea levels.

 

Minhtam Bahn’s “Adaptive Sea Farm” proposes floating ring structures enabling large-scale fish cultivation. Floating just offshore near the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean, the project was devised to remedy effects on the tiny island nation of rising sea levels, dwindling fish stocks, disappearing wetlands, on-going damage to coral reefs. Bahn’s project was part of a design studio, taught by Doris Sung, that looked at climate change and architecture.

 

Jessica Sano’s project, “Living in Equilibrium," proposes a building elevated above the landscape, out of reach of future sea levels. Adjacent to the Port of Long Beach, the building includes a combination of housing and school functions. Sano’s project was designed in a thesis studio taught by Alice Kimm.

 

The exhibit runs from December 13, 2014 to May 3, 2015. Find more information here.

Stephen Wilkes