Ben Nicholson on Kiesler’s Grotto

February 27, 2014 by metalab

Our Digital Fabrication Seminar is focusing on the completion of the New Harmony Grotto this semester.  We initated this project in 2008 with Visiting Critic Ben Nicholson and substantially completed it in 2010 when the donor, Jane Blaffer Owen, passed away.  We seek to resolve the interior space, footbridge, site work and the gate that Kiesler designed for the original project.  Ben visited the College recently and gave a lecture to the students along with Michelangelo Sabatino who are completing the book related to the project called Forms of Spirtituality.  Ben's talk starts 30 minutes into the program.

Link to the video of the lecture