Terrol Dew Johnson and Chris Lasch interviewed for a Chicago Architecture Biennial article about the upcoming basket exhibit.
“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.
We are delighted to announce the publication of our new book Trace Elements by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City. It’s about our work but it’s not a monograph, rather a book of stories that tie new and old work together and point to where we’re headed next. Designed by Hardworking Goodlooking.
Gassmann, Gay. The KAWS and Aranda/Lasch Collaboration in China Produces Alchemy. June 15, 2017, http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/kaws-arandalasch-collaboration. Accessed June 15, 2017.
Aranda\Lasch quoted for Exhibit Columbus in Architectural Digest:
“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.
Sacchetti, Vera. “Independent Thinking.” Metropolis Magazine, April 2017, pp.74-80.
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
Aranda\Lasch is selected to be part of the 2017 Chicago Architectural Biennial: Make New History.
The announcement is featured in Architectural Record.
Coil and Cloud exhibition at Volume Gallery announced on designboom.
“building off their recent show in moca tucson, design studio aranda\lasch has worked with weaver terrol dew johnson of the tohono o’odham tribe to explore the practice of coiling.”
Aranda \ Lasch
Study of Shingling, 2017
Photo: Paul Barbera
More Trees and the installation by Aranda\Lasch featured in Vogue and Designboom.
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.
Benjamin Aranda lectures at FIU Architecture School in Miami on February 23, 2016.
A collection of materials used by Aranda\Lasch appeared on Metropolis Magazine.
Calcott, Nicholas and Rakowski, Kelly. “Desert Digital.” Metropolis Magazine, February 2017, pp.84-85.
Meeting the Clouds Halfway featured in Wired Magazine Design section. January 27, 2017
Announcing our upcoming exhibition Coil & Cloud at Volume Gallery opening February 25th in their new space!
The Indy Star
Aranda\Lasch contribute Prototyping Modular Systems chapter.
Mark Burry, Jane Burry. Prototyping for Architects. London, UK: Thames & Hudson, 2016
On January 7th, students and families from Sells and Tucson, AZ, were invited to join award winning local basket weaver Terrol Dew Johnson in a hands-on learning experience as part of the current MOCA exhibition Meeting the Clouds Halfway. Participants learned about the traditional and contemporary Native American craft of basket weaving during a two-day workshop. Supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Sam Lubell, “Aranda\Lasch and Native American artist Terrol Dew Johnson combine traditional and modern craft in this new exhibition,” December 19, 2016
New project, Another Circle, is announced.
Matthew Messner, “Ten finalists present installation proposals for Exhibit Columbus,” Architect’s Newspaper, December 20, 2016