This week we talk with Jonathan Massey, the new Dean at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. We talk about his approach to architectural education and his previous roles at Syracuse and the California College of the Arts, where he finished his deanship this year. We also discuss the world of architectural publishing as it relates to his work with Aggregate.
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Lecture date: 2004-11-05
Zaha Hadid studied at the AA from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She joined OMA in the same year and started teaching in Dip 9 with her former tutors Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, before leading her own unit until 1987. More recently, she held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard; the Sullivan Chair of the University of Illinois; and is Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She has also held several guest professorships. Best known for her seminal built works, her central concerns involve a simultaneous engagement in practice, teaching and research. Experimenting with new spatial concepts that intensify existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields and scales of design, her work has been both widely published and the subject of several major exhibitions.
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9 March 2018
Friday Evening Lecture
This lecture will ask if the lecture has a future? Does the physical presence of a lecturer and an audience, or indeed the physical presence of a teacher and a pupil add anything to a book, or perhaps increasingly to what is online. If it does, what?
The lecture is constructed around an interrogation of the piece of furniture which has always supported lectures at the AA: the lectern.
Jarrett Ley, a current student in the Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices Program at Columbia GSAPP, speaks with Indian architect Rahul Mehrotra, founder of RMA Architects, on the occasion of the Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture he presented on November 8, 2017.
They discuss Mehrotra’s Magic Bus project, an educational campus which uses ordinary materials found in informal settlements in order to help young students feel more at ease while training away from home. Mehrotra also touches on permanence in architecture and the architect’s role as negotiator and advocate between a project’s different clients.
“How do you design a house for ten years? How do you recycle everything? What’s the material geography? How does the material come in? Where does it go out? I think we talk about sustainability, but in our pedagogy it doesn’t find its way.”
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Closing out August's special theme of Games, we're joined this week by Quilian Riano to talk through all the ways games can help architects reimagine not only their designs and design processes, but also their own role in the system and structures of city building. We discuss Quilian's recent piece for Archinect on his own work with games in pedagogy, practice and protest, and share our other experiences at the intersection of games and architecture.
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Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice is a wonderful mixture of history, interviews, experiments and how-to’s, all focused around the design/build pedagogy and practice of its 1970s pioneers, Jersey Devil. Author Charlie Hailey, who is also an architecture professor at the University of Florida, spoke with me about Jersey Devil's beginnings at Princeton University, and the implications of design/build pedagogy for today’s academic climate.
Special thanks to Princeton Architectural Press for helping coordinate this interview.
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Three GSD faculty members will discuss the connection of their practices, work, interests, and teaching. Discussion will be moderated by Ed Eigen, Associate Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Neil Brenner is Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he teaches classes on critical urban theory, urbanization, urban/territorial governance and sociospatial theory, as well as directs the Urban Theory Lab at the Harvard GSD.
Brenner’s most recent book is Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization (Jovis, 2013). In 2014, Brenner was selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (www.highlycited.com); his publications were ranked among the top 1% most cited globally in the general social sciences between 2002 and 2012. Gary Hilderbrand is Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and principal of Reed Hilderbrand, LLC. He is a recognized author and critic of historic and contemporary landscape architecture practice. His firm was honored this year with three awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, for Long Dock Park in Beacon, New York, the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, and a research project on measured performance of urban manufactured soils.
Elizabeth Whittaker is Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is also the founding principal of MERGE Architects, an architectural practice that innovates through making. MERGE Architects has won multiple awards including Architectural Record’s 2014 Design Vanguard, recognizing the top ten emerging practices in the world, and sixteen American Institute of Architects (AIA) / Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Design awards, among various others. She has taught design studios in several Architecture programs including the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northeastern University, and the Boston Architectural College.
In line with this month's "Furniture" theme, Amelia Taylor-Hochberg speaks with Galen Cranz, an architecture professor at UC Berkeley specializing in body-conscious design. Cranz is trained in the "Alexander Technique" – a method for "correcting" the body's poor habits of movement, that can limit self-awareness in a space.
Before coming to Cal to teach architecture, Cranz received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago, influencing her pedagogy of architecture and furniture to primarily be about how humans occupy designs, and how social hierarchies emerge from those conventions.
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Lecture date: 2004-11-04
Pedagogies of Architecture Beyond the Beaux-Arts: Theories, Methods, Structures and Forms. The first school of architecture was the Royal Academy of Architecture in France. Its focus was on the theoretical; its learning methods via discussion of specific problems and critical discourse. The architecture programme was reopened after the French Revolution as the Ecole des Beaux-Arts - counterpart to the newly formed Ecole Polytechnique, which taught architecture to engineers. The two schools were complicit in dividing architectural knowledge into art and science: let us discover how this is to be reformatted in the twenty-first century.
Nasrine Seraji-Bozorgzad studied at the AA before founding her own studio in Paris. She has recently completed housing projects in Paris and Vienna. She has taught at the AA, Columbia and Princeton Universities, and is Professor and Chair of the Architecture Department at Cornell University.
Before coming to MIT to serve as dean of the School of Architecture + Planning in January 2014, Hashim Sarkis taught at Harvard's GSD as the Aga Khan professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies. He founded his own practice, Hashim Sarkis Studios, in Cambridge in 1998, and continues to lead the firm.
Sarkis’s experience working in two of the most highly-regarded architectural education institutions worldwide, while also managing his own firm, puts him in a unique position to approach theoretical questions of architecture from within the two, often discordant spheres of academia and practice. Our interview revolves around the same questions we ask in our Deans List series – how architecture education and practice are changing, how to address student needs, MIT’s particular take on how to cultivate exceptional architects, and the culture of the school in a global urban context.
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