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A reception, lecture, and discussion with Sylvia Lavin

May 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design will host a reception, lecture, and discussion with Sylvia Lavin on “Trees, Mountains and Clouds – Preliminary Notes on Atmospheric Perspective” 

Sylvia Lavin

Sylvia Lavin is a historian, critic and curator of architecture and design.

She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1990 and the MIT Press published her first books Quatremère de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture and Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture in 1992 and 2005. Her most recent books include Kissing Architecture, published by Princeton University Press in 2011 and Flash in the Pan, an AA publication.

Among her exhibitions are Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths (CCA 2018), Super Models (Chicago Architecture Biennial 2016) and Everything Loose Will Land: 1970s Art and Architecture in Los Angeles (The MAK/Schindler House, The Graham Foundation, and Yale School of Architecture 2013-14).

She is Professor of Architecture at Princeton University and was Director of the Critical Studies program in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, where she was Chairperson from 1996 to 2006.

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)

Free Parking is available at the corner of Helms Ave. and Venice Blvd.

Images (Left to Right): Sylvia Lavin (photo by Richard Schulman); Stassen-Nase, Landscape Photomontage by Haus-Rucker-Co; and The Cloud by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Upcoming Schedule
June 4th Lucia Allais (Princeton)




May 23, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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