Art for Earth’s Sake: Staying Cool: Designers Green Art Buildings With Lance Collins, Fred Fisher, Simone Paz, and Kulapat Yantrasast.

Artena, Courtesy of WHY Architecture.
Dec 11, 2022  |  3:00PM - 5:00PM
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Museums and private collections can generate a high energy footprint, from the construction of new buildings to the climate-controlled storage. Add to that the emissions and waste generated by the production, installation and demolition of temporary exhibitions and art fairs. What are architects and designers doing to lighten this impact? Does the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA offer clues–through its genesis as an adaptively reused, rather than new, building? What can we learn from “living buildings,” and how to keep museums cool as they use more and more computer technologies to tell their stories? Get answers from architects Kulapat Yantrasast, whose many permanent and temporary art spaces include David Kordansky Gallery and Frieze LA; Frederick Fisher, who has designed art spaces from MoMA P.S.1 to the expansion of the Natural History Museum; and Lance Collins, director at Partner Energy and expert in Environmental, social, and governance (ESG). They will be joined on stage by MOCA’s Associate Director of Sustainability Simone Paz.