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A lecture and live Q+A discussion with Lydia Kallipoliti
April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us on Thursday, April 16th, for a lecture and live Q+A discussion with Lydia Kallipoliti: The Paradox of Containment and The Architecture of Closed Worlds
In collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design
Lecture is Free and Open to the Public
Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer and scholar whose research focuses on the intersections of architecture, technology and environmental politics. She is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Cooper Union in New York. Prior to Cooper Union, she was an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she directed the MSArch program and Syracuse University; she also taught at Columbia University and Pratt Institute.
Kallipoliti is the author of the book The Architecture of Closed Worlds, Or, What is the Power of Shit (Lars Muller, 2018), as well as the History of Ecological Design for Oxford English Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Her work has been exhibited in a number of international venues including the Venice Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Shenzhen Biennial, the Oslo Trienalle, the London Design Museum and the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Kallipoliti is the recipient of a Webby Award, grants from the Graham Foundation, and the New York State Council for the Arts, an Honorable Mention at the Shenzhen Biennial, a Fulbright scholarship, and the ACSA annual award for Creative Achievement. Recently, her practice ANAcycle was recognized as a Leading Innovator in Sustainable Design in BUILD’s 2019 and 2020 Design & Build Awards, while her book was a finalist among all publications in design, art and architecture in 2018 for the Cornish Family Prize by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Kallipoliti holds a Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from AUTh in Greece, a SMArchS from MIT and a PhD from Princeton University.
Introduced and moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
Photos (Left to Right): Image of Lydia Kallipoliti; Image of Closed Worlds exhibition curated by Lydia Kallipoliti at the Art Gallery of The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in May 2019 (Photo by Jacquie Manning); Image of The Architecture of Closed Worlds, Or What is the Power of Shit by Lydia Kallipoliti (Lars Muller Publishers, 2018).