Time and Place

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00pm (Central)
Location: SARUP Gallery (AUP146) – Hybrid
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“Making (It) Work” presentation by Jennifer Newsom, Dream The Combine, Co-Founder, Cornell University AAP, Assistant Professor

This lecture is Sponsored by SAMPLE Journal.

Lecture Summary

This lecture will feature the recent built work of Dream The Combine, the collective practice of Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers.


Jennifer Newsom is a licensed architect, artist, and co-founder of Dream The Combine, based in Ithaca, NY and Minneapolis, MN. Together with partner Tom Carruthers, she has produced numerous site-specific installations in the U.S. and Canada that explore metaphor, perceptual uncertainties, and the boundary between real and illusory space. Dream The Combine are winners of the the 2021 McKnight Fellowship for Visual Artists, the 2020-2021 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize, the 2018 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1, the 2018 Art Omi Architecture Residency, and the 2017 FSP/Jerome Foundation Fellowship. Dream The Combine are also part of the curatorial ensemble for the 2023 Counterpublic Triennial in St. Louis, MO.

Dream The Combine’s work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 in New York, NY, MadArt Studio in Seattle WA, East Haddam CT, Vancouver BC, Rome Italy, Minneapolis MN, St. Paul MN, and Columbus IN. They have been published widely, including features in Wallpaper, Metropolis, Architect, Log, Architectural Record, Dezeen, and The Architects Newspaper.

In addition to Dream The Combine, Jennifer is Assistant Professor at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture.

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