Left to right: Doris Sung; sm[ART]box by TBM Designs installed on the lower campus quad of Cal State Long Beach. Courtesy TBM Designs. Photo by River Fingerhut

Doris Sung: sm[ART]box and Sustainable Design on May 12 at CSULB
Free program launces the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Multi-Disciplinary Lecture Series

WHAT: Architect Doris Sung describes the new technology she invented for sm[ART]box. The project by TBM Designs is a new sustainable art and architecture installation featuring InVert self-shading windows that cool interior spaces. Smart materials shape metal petal grids that respond to solar heat, bending to reflect sunlight away and reduce the need for electric air-conditioning. The project will be installed and testing the invention’s efficacy on CSULB campus through 2022. View event flyer

WHO: A 2021 National Design Award for Climate Action recipient, Doris Sung is the CTO and Lead Designer and Inventor for TBM Designs, Founder of DOSU Studio Architecture and Director of the Undergraduate Programs at the USC School of Architecture. Doris invented the technology using thermo-bimetal inside windows that has become the InVert™ auto-shading window system, after ten years of research and development. Doris seeks to address the climate crisis with InVert to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in buildings throughout the world’s hottest climates. She publishes, lectures and exhibits internationally while managing to bring her patented inventions to the market. Educated in biology at Princeton University and trained as an architect at Columbia University, she, a licensed architect, is an advocate of women in tech fields. 

WHEN and WHERE: Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. Horn Center Room 102, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840

HOW: RSVP online to attend this FREE event. Limited tickets available. Museum admission is also free, however paidparking permits required on Cal State Long Beach campus ($3–$12). Please refer to Museum’s Visit page for parking and directions guidance and/or CSULB Parking and Transportation ServicesFAQ

WHY: Enjoy learning more about material innovation and sustainable design within an arts context at CSULB. More program information on our Learn page at csulb.edu/museum


Doris Sung: sm[ART]box and Sustainable Design on May 12 at CSULB
Free program launces the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Multi-Disciplinary Lecture Series

Left to right: Les Morgan Lancaster; Linda Besemer, D+G Space (detail), 2019. Acrylic on canvas over panel. 72 x 60 inches. ©Linda Besemer. Courtesy of the artist and Palm Springs Art Museum. Photograph by Brica Wilcox

WHAT: Lex Morgan Lancaster will discuss Linda Besemer’s work within the larger field of contemporary queer abstraction, highlighting processes of “flaming color” and “glitching out” that Lancaster considers queer and non-binary tactics. Besemer’s uses of bright, vibrant color to create pulsating compositions defy painting-as-representation in favor of unruly material deployments of paint that move and move us. Considered alongside feminist art historical precedents and current queer practices, Besemer’s work illuminates what Lancaster considers the “drag” of queer abstraction—processes that free us from the demands of visibility and stage intimate encounters with the unrepresentable. View event flyer 

WHO: Lex Morgan Lancaster (they/them) is a scholar, professor, and curator who focuses on queer, feminist, trans, and anti-racist visual and theoretical contributions to the field of contemporary art. Lancaster’s essay “Glitching Out with Linda Besemer” appears in the exhibition catalog for Besemer’s retrospective at the Kleefeld, and the artist’s work is also featured in a chapter of Lancaster’s book, Dragging Away: Queer Abstraction in Contemporary Art, forthcoming from Duke University Press in September, 2022. www.lexmorganlancaster.com 

WHEN and WHERE: Thursday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. Horn Center Room 100, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840  

HOW: RSVP online to attend this FREE event.  Museum admission is also free, however paid parking permits required on Cal State Long Beach campus ($3–$12). Please refer to Museum’s Visit page for parking and directions guidance and/or CSULBs FAQ. The Museum complies with health policies listed at csulb.edu/covid-19

WHY: Enjoy the second lecture in this ongoing series. The Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Multi-Disciplinary Lecture Series explores poetry, science, philosophy and other areas of study as they intersect with visual and performing arts.  More program information on our Learn page at csulb.edu/museum