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Fall 2018 Lectures and Exhibitions

LECTURES    
Friday, September 14 at 6:30PM in Room 315F
Visiting Lecture
Angel Martinez Garci­a-Posada: Transfers Tuesday, September 18 at 12PM in Room 315F Lunchtime Lecture
Lydia Kallipoliti: Architecture of Closed Worlds Thursday, September 20 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Visiting Lecture
Vittorio Pizzigoni: Baukuh Thursday, September 27 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Visiting Lecture
Ben Aranda, James Lowder, Austin Smith with Michael Young: Fabrication Tuesday, October 2 at 12PM in Room 315F In Conversation
Catherine Seavitt-Nordenson: Depositions - Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship Tuesday, October 9 at 12PM in Room 315F  Lunchtime Lecture
Keller Easterling: Medium Design Thursday, October 11 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Student Lecture Series
Diana Agrest and Michael Young: Representation and Architectural Discourse Tuesday, October 16 at 12PM in Room 315F  In Conversation
Sean Godsell: An Antipodal Architecture Wednesday, October 17 at 7PM in The Great Hall Current Work
Olalekan Jeyifous: Speculative Futures - Immanence and Imminence Thursday, October 25 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Visiting Lecture
Matthew Ostrow Lecture for Structures II Monday, October 29 at 4PM in Room 215F In Class Visiting Lecture
Karen Bausman, AR '82: City Assembled and Other Acts of Imagination Tuesday, October 30 at 12PM in Room 315F Lunchtime Lecture
Hiroshi Sugimoto: New Materials  Tuesday, October 30 at 7PM in The Great Hall Current Work
Mustafa Faruki: Four Crossings Thursday, November 1 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Student Lecture Series
The Five Thousand Pound Life: Ground Transportation and Climate Change Saturday, November 3 from 10AM to 5:30PM in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium Conference
Dorte Mandrup Tuesday, November 6 at 12PM in Room 315F Lunchtime Lecture
Andrew Atwood: Not Interesting Thursday, November 8 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Visiting Lecture
Neri & Hu: Obsessions Friday, November 9 at 7PM in The Great Hall Current Work
Nader Tehrani and Tony Vidler: History as Predicament Tuesday, November 13 at 12PM in Room 315F In Conversation
Anna Heringer: Sustainability = Beauty Wednesday, November 14 at 7PM in The Great Hall Current Work
Perry Kulper Friday, November 16 at 6:30PM in Room 315F Student Lecture Series
Michael Webb: The Notion of Motion Tuesday, November 20 at 7PM in The Great Hall Current Work
Michael Samuelian Tuesday, November 27 at 12PM in Room 312F AXP Seminar
Fabio Gramazio and Meejin Yoon Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30PM in The Great Hall William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Lecture
Cecil Balmond: Soft Logic, Serial Outcomes Thursday, November 29 at 6:30PM in The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium Steel Institute Lecture
Hashim Sarkis: Cyanometrics Friday, November 30 at 6:30PM in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium Visiting Lecture
Thesis Now Saturday, December 1 from 9:30AM to 5PM in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium Symposium
The Predicament of Architecture | Henry N. Cobb Words & Works 1948-2018: Scenes from a Life in Architecture Tuesday, December 4 at 7PM in The Great Hall Panel Discussion
EXHIBITIONS  
Master of Architecture II Advanced Design Studio 2017-18: Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis
September 11 through September 28 in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
Farzin Lotfi-Jam: Recent Work September 20 through October 7 in the Third Floor Hallway Gallery
Thorsten Hellbig form: frei October 16 through November 2 in the Third Floor Hallway Gallery
Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical October 23 through December 1 in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
Tetrahedral Kites November 13 through December 7 in the Third Floor Gallery
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