2123 ESIDF


            UT Austin School of Architecture

The prestigious two-year Emerging Scholar in Design Fellowship (ESIDF) offers promising individuals at the beginning of their academic career in architecture and its allied fields the opportunity to develop a distinctive body of work and provides a unique teaching experience in the context of a supportive environment. Presented by Tekena Koko, the 2021- 2023 design fellow at the school of architecture, the show includes objects existing between landscape media and architecture. Accompanied by a paper titled Terrafictions, the contents dealing with landscape focus on media. Those concerned with architecture deal with grids, grid deformations, and questions that circle around where architecture ends or begins.

On display are works by Olivia Buntin, whose object flickers between a sculpture and a model. Christiana Huss figures in body parts into grids. Aleksandr Delev traces landscape psychogeography via furniture design. Kerry Maguire makes landscape proxies. While Tekena Koko, Brooke Bower, and Maggie Bailey fuse architecture surfaces and link them to bodily gestures in their film. 

Olivia Buntin is an Interior designer and recent graduate of the BSID program at UTSOA.
Christiana Huss is an M.Arch student at UTSOA.
Aleksandr Delev is an architect who designs semi-functional products.  
Kerry Maguire is a musician and a multidisciplinary artist working in printmaking and sculpture.
Brooke Bower is an MSID student at UTSOA and holds a BFA in dance.
Maggie M. Bailey is an award-winning producer and director, working in both narrative and documentary film.

Images by Thanh Lee