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.
This lecture is scheduled to begin at 1pm in the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall.
Dora Epstein Jones
Friday, March 23, 1pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Dora Epstein Jones, Ph.D., is a theorist and teacher of architectural culture. Her work mainly focuses on the discipline of architecture, and includes interrogations on the discipline’s boundaries and operations through examinations of tectonics, practice and pedagogy, as well as (generally external) concerns such as gender, sex, mobility and criticality. She has published in Arch’it, ArcCa and ACSA, edited the Zago/dA installation book and Mechudzu: New Rhetorics for Architecture, as well as written essays for publications by J,P:A, Office dA, UCLA Architecture and anthologies on gender and sex in architecture.
Epstein Jones holds a Ph.D. in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism and an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA. She is a past research fellow of the Luce Foundation, the UC Regents, the Getty Research Institute and the AIA. She is a long-time collaborator with Jones, Partners: Architecture, and has often been a member of their exhibition and installation design team. Previously, Epstein Jones was coordinator of Cultural Studies at SCI-Arc—a department she helped organize and name. She has been a professor at SCI-Arc for the last 9 years, and is currently coordinator of General Studies.