Student Lecture Series: Jennifer Gray

Friday, November 17, 2017 6:30 - 8:00pm

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A lecture and conversation with Jennifer Gray, co-curator of Frank Lloyd Wight at 150: Unpacking the Archive, about Wright's engagement with different ecologies at various scales -- from the individual plant to environmental planning, from the midwest to the desert -- and the ways his understanding of nature touched upon questions of race, inequality, and belonging. 

Open to current students, faculty, and staff. Room 315F.

Image: Frank Lloyd Wright, Booth House, Glencoe, Illinois. Project, 1911–12. Perspective of the first scheme, 1911.  Pencil and colored pencil on tracing paper, 20 x 27 3⁄8 in. (50.8 x 69.5 cm)

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