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A lecture and live Q+A discussion with Mark Foster Gage: Architecture and the Aesthetics of Reality

May 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 14th, for a lecture and live Q+A discussion with Mark Foster Gage: Architecture and the Aesthetics of Reality

In collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design

Lecture is Free and Open to the Public

Register for the  Zoom Webinar

Mark Foster Gage is an architect and theorist with expertise in the relationship between aesthetic theory and design. Since 2002 his New York City firm, Mark Foster Gage Architects, has combined the assets of a fully licensed architectural firm with the use of emerging technologies for clients such as Lady Gaga, Intel, Google, Diesel, W Hotels, Samsung, and The Coachella Music Festival. Gage’s work has been exhibited in museums internationally including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the National Gallery of Art in Osaka, the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, the Frac Center in Orléans, the Niigata Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama, The Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, and the Venice, Beijing, and Prague Biennales. His work has been featured in most major architectural publications as well Vogue, Fast Company, Wired, USA Today, The New York Times, Surface, Vice, a twenty-five-page feature in A+U, and on PBS, Fox, and MTV.

Gage’s work is the subject of two monographs Mark Foster Gage: Projects and Provocations (Rizzoli, 2018), and Thought Through Form: The Work of Mark Foster Gage (Tongji, 2020). He authored the book Designing Social Equality: Architecture Aesthetics and the Perception of Democracy (Routledge, 2018), and he has edited three additional books: Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses Across Art, Architecture and Philosophy (MIT, 2019), Aesthetic Theory: Essential Texts (Norton, 2012), and Composites, Surfaces and Software: High Performance Architecture, with Greg Lynn (Yale, 2009). Gage has also written extensively for academic journals and other publications including CNN, JAE, Volume, Fulcrum, A+U, Perspecta, AD, Oz, Plat, Mole, The Routledge Handbook of Architectural Design, and Log, where he was a guest editor of Issue #17. Gage has served on the Board of Directors for the MacDowell Colony and was recently a nominee for the Architecture Prize awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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 Mark Foster Gage, Image of East River Valley Proposal, Image of East River Valley Proposal.


May 14, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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