“Another Miller Prize-winning installation, called Another Circle, is presented in a grassy knoll at Columbus’s main public park. From afar, the shrapnels of limestone look like a contemporary Stonehenge or perhaps an avant-garde graveyard. Architects Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch used a GPS device to choose the precise spot of each stone and allowed artisans to decide on the shapes. The result, they explain, creates an assortment of seats, stools and picnic tables for park goers”
Loos, Ted. “Columbus, Ind., Renews Its Big Design Legacy” The New York Times. 19 August 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/arts/design/columbus-ind-renews-its-big-design-legacy.html. Accessed 18 August 2017.
“In everything that I try to do on a personal and professional level, I always bring along the idea of cultural revitalization. I always try to work towards opportunities that will benefit the work that I do in the community,” said Johnson. “I’m grateful that Aranda\Lasch understood that I was more than just a basket-weaver and wanted to use this as a tool to educate people who will probably never ever set foot on the reservation where I live.”
Shaw, Leo and Huang, Eric. “Reinventing basket-weaving traditions to sustain Native culture and community” Chicago Architecture Biennial Blog. 17 April 2017, www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/blog/aranda-lasch-terrol-dew-johnson/. Accessed 18 August 2017.
“Until I visited Columbus I didn’t realize the density of quality architecture in this small town. It feels like an alternate, best possible universe where everyone gets the value of design.” – Benjamin Aranda, cofounder Aranda\Lasch
Mckeough, Tim. “Why Every Design Fan Should Visit Columbus, Indiana.” Architectural Digest. 12 April 2017, www.architecturaldigest.com/story/why-every-design-fan-should-visit-columbus-indiana. Accessed 18 April 2017.
Didero, Maria Cristina. “Arte, il ruolo del curatore nell’industria creativa contemporanea.” L’Uomo Vogue. April 4 2017, www.vogue.it/l-uomo-vogue/people-stars/2017/04/04/arte-ruolo-del-curatore-nellindustria-creativa-contemporanea/. Accessed 7 April 2017
Arizona Public Media highlights the grassroots community activism of our long time collaborator Terrol Dew Johnson.
“Terrol Dew Johnson is a complex figure living in multiple intersecting realities. He is perhaps most well known for his grassroots community activism with the group Tohono O’odham Community Action, which he helped found over 20 years ago. Johnson is also an accomplished artist with work in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Heard and the Smithsonian. This story catches up with Johnson in October 2016 after returning from Standing Rock as he prepares for a new exhibition with design firm, Aranda/Lasch for the Museum of Contemporary art in Tucson.”
Aranda\Lasch’s Shingling work made in support of More Trees. The Tsumiki Blocks are designed by Kengo Kuma. The More Trees project is conceived by Ryuichi Sakamoto to encourage sustainable forest regeneration.