On Monday, September 19th, ChinaGSD will be hosting a Distinguished Lecture by Prof.Kenneth Frampton, co-supported by AsiaGSD and Design Dialogues. Prof. Kenneth Frampton will share his recent visit to China, as well as his thoughts and concerns on contemporary architecture in the emerging worlds. Following the lecture will be a dialogue with Prof. K. Michael Hays (Eliot Noyes Professor of Architecture Theory at Harvard GSD), with responses by Fu Yun (MArch ’15, DDes Candicate) and An Tairan (MDes ’17).
Kenneth Frampton is Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP, where he has taught since 1972. He was trained as an architect at the AA, and has worked as an architect, architectural historian and critic. In addition to Columbia, Frampton has taught at a number of leading institutions including the Royal College of Art in London, the ETH in Zurich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, EPFL in Lausanne and the Accademia di Architecttura in Mendrisio. Kenneth Frampton is the author of Modern Architecture and Critical Present (1980)， Studies in Tectonic Culture (1995), American Masterworks (1995), Le Corbusier (2001), Labour, Work & Architecture (2005), and most recently, L’Altro Movimento Moderno (2015) and A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form (2015). He is currently at work on an expanded fifth edition of Modern Architecture: A critical History, which will cover architecture in China and other emerging worlds.