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2010-2011

Lecture: Sylvia Lavin, University of California, Los Angeles

Lecture Title: The Future of the Immediate Past
04/12/11
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building

Sylvia Lavin is a leading figure in contemporary architectural history, theory, and criticism. Lavin, a professor of architecture, was chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture from 1996 to 2006. She served as the UCLA fellow at the Getty Research Institute in 2004-05 she has taught or lectured at most of the major programs of architecture around the world, including Columbia, the Berlage, Harvard, Princeton, the Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst, Yale, and the Architectural Association. Her writings have been published in Assemblage, Domus, Daidalos, Progressive Architecture, Grey Room, Perspecta, and A+U. She frequently serves as a jury member for international competitions and consults with institutions such as the Canadian Center for Architecture, the Getty Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Society of Architectural Historians. Lavin is the author of Quatremere de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture, Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture, Crib Sheets, and is working on a new book A Flash in the Pan and other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity. Education: PH.D. AND M.A (Columbia); B.A. (Barnard)


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