2017 summer residency program
info coming soon
2016 Summer Residents
Contributing their love of building to the premises, Cameron Neuhoff (B.Arch ‘16) and Danny Salomon (B.Arch ‘11) will take residence at Signalcamp for two months, assimilating methods of its original restorer, Paul Chambers (1951-2012), to convert an untended shed into studio space for station923’s future AIRs. Their approach to craftsmanship combines intense collaboration, on-site improvisation, and—similar to Chambers—a Lazarus-like revival of discarded materials.
Last year, Cameron and Danny co-founded Building Community, an association of students at Cornell University advocating socially-engaged construction projects that help bridge school and city. For one of its early ventures, Building Community employed some of Chambers’ bequeathed tools and techniques to teach a group of teens at 4-H Acres how to build outdoor benches for their community garden. More recently, Cornell Council for the Arts awarded Building Community a grant to produce Traveling Tool Library, a mobile tool-lending resource to serve the citizens of Tompkins County, as part of CCA’s upcoming Biennial. A community-sponsored artwork, Library also serves as a platform—quite literally, a stage—for local artists and artisans to share their skills with a younger generation of craftspeople. (If you would like to donate tools, materials or your expertise to the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
After their time at station923, Cameron and Danny will travel to Art Farm in rural Nebraska to handcraft a caravan from architectural salvage. In the tradition of Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson and John Ringel of Jersey Devil, they will spend the next year as itinerant architect-builders, living out of this mobile home while executing a variety of built projects throughout the country.
Recipients of the Robert James Eidlitz Travel Fellowship, the two will simultaneously survey organizations in the United States that exhibit models of design and craft in partnership. Interested in the merits of hands-on learning and community outreach as they relate to art and architectural education, sites for the trip range from artist Theaster Gates’ Rebuild Foundation in Chicago IL; to architect Paolo Soleri’s ecologically sensitive town, Arcosanti, in Yavapai County AZ; to the design/build experiments of David Sellers et al. at Prickly Mountain in VT. Afterwards, Cameron and Danny plan to return to Ithaca in May 2017 to share their home and experiences at station923.