UH Moment

UH Moment: Creating Art on the Move

“What is exciting for us is, as opposed to thinking of the museum as a place that you go, it is rather the museum going out into the community”

As visitors enter the atrium of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, they are greeted by beautiful designs — a collaboration between University of Houston students and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

The museum tasked students from professors Peter Zweig and Gail Peter Borden’s vertical design studio to create a mobile pavilion that will be deployed across the city to initiate conversations and house interviews about art, community and the role of creativity in the city of Houston.

A design from University of Houston students

“We wanted to create a mobile architecture that could be iconic and inviting, but also very functional,” Borden said.

Undergraduate and graduate students worked together to design the mobile pavilions. Four models were built, and the MFAH will choose one to further develop and build in 2019.

One of four design finalists

“That is actually the most exciting part of it, to see your design built,” said Dina Abdulla, one of the design build students.

The project is funded by a grant from the Kinder Center for Education. The mobile pavilions will serve as a vehicle for the community to participate and interact with the museums’ art programs.

“What is exciting for us is, as opposed to thinking of the museum as a place that you go, it is rather the museum going out into the community,” Borden said.

 

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