SARAH WILLIAMS GOLDHAGEN
Robert L. Plavnick Lecture
Mon. 2.12.18, 5PM, Campbell Hall 153
WELCOME TO YOUR WORLD: THE MIND,
THE BODY AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Image: © Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Sarah Williams Goldhagen writes and lectures about architecture and landscapes, cities and urban design, infrastructure and public art — all the things that constitute the built environment. In 2015, she won the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Commentary for her criticism in Architectural Record. Now a contributing editor at Art in America and Architectural Record, she was the New Republic’s architecture critic for many years, and taught for a decade at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Goldhagen has been an invited guest lecturer at numerous universities and colleges. Her essays have appeared in scholarly and general-interest publications in the US and abroad, from Art in America and the New York Times to the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Giornale dell’Architettura and L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui. Her recently published book, Welcome to Your World: Experiencing the Built Environment (Harper/Collins Publishers, 2017) presents how the new scientific understanding of cognition could, should, and is changing the design of our built environment.