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Emerging Voices Lecture: Lucia Allais, Princeton University

November 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lucia Allais is an Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University; she specializes in the intellectual and political history of architecture since 1900 with particular focus on international networks and global institutions. She received her Ph.D. from MIT, her M.Arch from Harvard, and her B.S.E. from Princeton, and has worked in design firms in Europe and America, including OMA-AMO and 2×4. Her recent articles address think-tank culture in American architectural theory (“The Real and the Theoretical, 1968” in Perspecta 42, 2010); the aesthetics of post-conflict reconstruction (“International Style Heritage,” Volume 20, 2009); transnational mobility in postwar architecture (“Global Agoraphobia,” Global Design History, 2011); the movement of monuments in 1960s Egypt (“The Design of the Nubian Desert,” Governing By Design, 2012); and Superstudio’s 1972 project “Salvages of Italian City Centers” (“Disaster as Experiment,” Log 22, 2011). She is at work on a book, Designs of Destruction, which traces the rise of a new political aesthetics, in the middle of the 20th Century, through the work of the international agencies that were charged with protecting monuments from the combined destructive effects of war, modernism and modernization.

Lucia Allais


November 29, 2012
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm