Inside SCI-Arc


09.30.11 | W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc
Stephen Phillips: Kiesler's Robots

SCI-Arc's new format for its Friday faculty talk series features a 20-minute faculty presentation, followed by a 30-minute discussion with Cultural Studies Coordinator Todd Gannon.
Conversations are scheduled to begin at 1pm in the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall.

Stephen Philips
Friday, September 30, 1pm

Intro by John Enright

stephen phillips Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD will discuss his forthcoming book: Elastic Architecture: Design, Research, and Frederick Kiesler in the Age of Robotic Culture.

He is Visiting Faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and Design Principal in the California based firm Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS). He is Director of the Los Angeles Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design and Associate Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Phillips has received numerous honors, grants, and awards for his work including most recently residential fellowships from the Scholars Program at the Getty Research Institute and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a Graham Foundation Grant, a Canadian Center for Architecture Research Grant, an ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award, and an AIACCC Design Merit Award.

Phillips publishes and lectures on architecture, media, and technology internationally, which includes chapters and articles in Grey Room, ArcCA, Brownbook, Elemente, Thirty Four, Cold War Hothouses, Surrealism and Architecture, eVolo and forthcoming articles in the Getty Research Journal and L.A. Architecture, 1940-1990. Phillips completed his dissertation at Princeton University School of Architecture on the formative research practice of Austrian-American architect Frederick Kiesler, and is the author and editor of Studio Ambition, Research Practice Symposium, and forthcoming books Elastic Architecture: Design, Research, and Frederick Kiesler in the Age of Robotic Culture and New LA Schools: A Site of Massive Change.