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LECTURES: Wed, September 19, 2012

Paul Goldberger: Criticism, Architecture and the Age of Twitter

Wednesday, September 19, 7pm
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall

Intro by Eric Owen Moss

Paul Goldberger, who The Huffington Post has called "the leading figure in architecture criticism," is now a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. From 1997 through 2011 he served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine’s celebrated "Sky Line" column. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City. He was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School.

Goldberger began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism. He is the author of several books, most recently Why Architecture Matters, published by Yale University Press; Building Up and Tearing Down, a collection of his articles from The New Yorker; and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, published by Taschen. He is now at work on a full-length biography of the architect Frank Gehry, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf.

He lectures around the country on the subject of architecture, design, historic preservation and cities. He is a graduate of Yale University, and is a trustee of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. Goldberger resides in New York City.

Diaz Alonso Talks Virtual Architecture at USC-5D Institute Hosted Panel

SCI-Arc Graduate Programs Chair Hernan Diaz Alonso participates in The City & The Book, a two-evening trans media design summit hosted September 20-21 by the USC School of Cinematic Arts in association with the 5D Institute.

The City & The Book, Sept 20-21, at USC School of Cinematic Arts, 7-10pm,
followed by a reception on both evenings

The event features an interdisciplinary network of writers, architects, engineers and artists in a multi-panel provocative and disruptive discussion of the possibilities of dynamic environments in digital publishing, virtual architecture, and interactive media, as well as the role of world building in the future of storytelling.

Panelists include, among others, Greg Lynn, architect, author and educator; Alex McDowell, award-winning production designer, co-founder of the 5D Institute; Tracy Fullerton, Emmy nominated interactive game designer, director of the Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab; Peter Frankfurt, Emmy nominated producer and creative director of Imaginary Forces; Scott Fisher, virtual reality pioneer at NASA; and Geoff Manaugh, acclaimed author and editor of award winning architecture blog BLDGBLOG.

The full schedule and tickets available HERE.

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