MATERIAL ECOLOGIES


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Spring 2011 College of Architecture Lecture Series

Dwayne Oyler : 10 February @ 5.30pm in English LH001

Dwayne Oyler lecture is sponsored by the College of Architecture as part of the series Material Ecologies.

Dwayne received a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He was awarded the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Traveling Fellowship in 1996. In 2000, Dwayne, along with Jenny Wu, established the office of Oyler Wu Collaborative, currently based in Los Angeles. The office thrives on the utilization of diverse methodologies that range from new design and fabrication technologies to material and structural experimentation. The office insists on an intense hands-on approach to their work with the belief that a lack of conventional separation between the architectural and construction fields provides for a more natural extension of the design process


Liz Wells : 8 March @ 7:00PM in English LH001

Liz Wells, Curator and Director of the Research Center for Land/Water at the University of Plymouth, UK. Liz Wells is an internationally recognized author, editor of articles and books on photographic history, theory and criticism; curator, and Director of the Research Center for Land/Water at the University of Plymouth, UK.

Liz Wells lecture is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge.


Matthew Coolidge : 24 March @ 7:00PM in Rawls College of Business LH202

Matthew Coolidge is the founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation based in Los Angeles with programming centers in California, Utah, New York, and Texas.

Matthew Coolidge is sponsored by the College of Architecture as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge and Material Ecologies.


Michael Rotondi : 31 March @ 5:30PM in Rawls College of Business LH202

Michael Rotondi is recognized as an innovative architect/educator. He has practiced and taught architecture for 30 years, and has always been based in Los Angeles, co-founding 2 international practices, first as a partner of Morphosis, (1975-1991) and RoTo Architects (1991-present). He was a co-founder and for ten years (1987-1997) the second Director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). He is currently on the Board of Trustees and a Distinguished Faculty.

Michael Rotondi lecture is sponsored by the College of Architecture as part of the series Material Ecologies.


William L. Fox : 7 April @ 7:00PM in Rawls College of Business LH202

William Fox is a writer and the Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

William L. Fox lecture is sponsored by Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge.


2011 Comparative Literature Conference : 15-16 April

With speakers from the College of Architecture, School of Art, in addition to an impressive array of outside scholars and artists.


Lucy Lippard : 20 April @ 7:00PM in Rawls College of Business LH202

Lucy Lippard, internationally known writer, activist, and curator who lives in Galisteo, New Mexico. Lippard will present a talk based on her recently published book, Down Country: The Tano of the Galisteo Basin, 1250 – 1752.

Lippard is presented with funding from the Art History area of the School of Art. Lucy Lippard lecture is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge.



Fall 2010 College of Architecture Lecture Series

Heidi Hove : 16 September @ 5:00PM in Art B-01

Heidi Hove is the first artist in residence to create an on-site project at the Bledsoe, TX site of Earthbound Moon.

This lecture is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge.


David Stephenson : 28 September @ 7:00PM in English LH001

David Stephenson is an internationally known Tasmanian Photographer of projects that explore ideas of Time, Culture, Nature, and a contemporary response to notions about the Sublime.

This lecture is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge.


Antonino Saggio 19 October @ 5.30pm : in BA 067

Antonino Saggio is a professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of La Sapienza, in Rome and has taught at several universities in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. Saggio is the author of many publications and is the editor of the international book series "The Information Technology Revolution in Architecture", which has reached 35 volumes and represents an important critical contribution to digital culture in architecture. His newly released book “Architecture and Modernity: From Bauhaus to the IT Revolution” is already an influential overview on the last 80 years of Architecture’s History.

This event is sponsored by the College of Architecture as part of the Material Ecologies lecture series.


Landscape as Knowledge Panel 27 October @ 7.00pm : in English LH001

School of Art faculty Rick Dingus, Dr. Carolyn Tate, and Dr. Jorgelina Orfila and College of Architecture faculty member and Land Arts of the American West director Chris Taylor will present four points of view on Landscape as Knowledge and then open up the floor to discussion on the topic. Dr. Kevin Chua, assistant professor of art history will moderate.


Ann Reynolds & Eve Andree Laramee 9 November @ 6:30PM : in English LH001

Ann Reynolds is an art historian at UT Austin. Her research focuses on art, architecture, and visual culture after 1930; feminist theory, gender, and sexuality studies; historiography of exhibition practice; and film.

Eve Andree Laramee is an artist and Professor of Interdisciplinary Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work examines the relationship between art, science, and nature.

This event is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge.


Zeynep Kose 18 November @ 5.30pm : in BA 067

The College of Architecture is honored to host guest speaker Zeynep Kose for a lecture titled “Constructing Surfaces Using Geometric and Numerical Methods.” A post lecture discussion on this topic will be led by Magdalena Toda, PhD, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University. The event enhances the already ongoing collaboration between faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the College of Architecture. Ddf_Research
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This event is sponsored by the College of Architecture as part of the Material Ecologies lecture series.



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