Monday, March 14, 2016

Graphic Novels | Novel Architecture Symposium

Graphic Novels | Novel Architecture Symposium

A provocative forum for conversation among leading architects, scholars and artists, the Graphic Novels / Novel Architecture symposium will examine the burgeoning influence of different types of graphic narrative—including animations, cartoons, comics, illustrations and storyboards—on contemporary architectural design. Participants will include Vera Camden, Diane Davis-Sikora, Wes Jones, Jimenez Lai, Françoise Mouly, Alison Sampson, Robert Somol, Mélanie van der Hoorn, Chris Ware, Michael Webb and Jon Yoder.

Two sessions of short presentations and roundtable discussions will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by an illustrated keynote conversation between Françoise Mouly and Chris Ware at 5:00 pm. Books by symposium participants will be available for purchase at the CMA Store, and MIX at CMA (art, music, mingling) will follow the symposium. Please arrive early for seats in Gartner Auditorium! If you’re unable to attend in person, you can still join us remotely via live feed on the event website:

The symposium is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Structures Of Air

Structures of Air from Diane Davis-Sikora on Vimeo.

High-performance textiles and composite plastics over the last decade have positively impacted the technological and material viability of air-supported structures worldwide. STRUCTURES OF AIR is a short, narrative documentary that surveys a series of European manufactures, engineers, and architectural works in an effort to highlight the potential of inflatable architecture.

Produced, directed, and edited by Diane Davis-Sikora

Cinematography by Ted Sikora

Official Selection 2012 VI. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
Official Selection 2013 Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Garden A Pneu

Presentation Team:

Diane Davis-Sikora (project designer), Ted Sikora, Hallie DelVillan, and Sara Rabinowitz

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lilian Tyrrell from Diane Davis-Sikora on Vimeo.

Produced for 'The Persistence of Conscience' Retrospective
Cinematography + Editing - Diane Davis-Sikora & Ted Sikora