A.UD Lecture Series 2011-2011


2011-2012 UCLA Architecture and Urban Design
Lecture and Exhibition Series

Monday, October 24
Richard Weinstein Lecture 
Albert Pope
Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture, Rice University, Houston 
Friday, November 4
Matias del Campo
Principal, SPAN Architecture & Design, Vienna; Professor, Genetic Architecture Program ESARQ, Barcelona, Spain

Monday, November 21
Tom Wiscombe
Principal, Emergent, Los Angeles
Friday, January 20
Jesse Reiser
Principal, Reiser+Umemoto, New York
Monday, January 23
Catherine Opie
Photographer;  Professor, UCLA Art Department 
Distinguished Alumni Lecture *
Monday, January 30
Frederick Fisher
Principal, Frederick Fisher and Partners, Los Angeles
Monday, February 6
Joe Day
Design Principal, Deegan Day Design, Los Angeles
Monday, February 13
Wonne Ickx
Principal, Productora, Mexico City
Monday, February 27
Wang Shu
Principal, Amateur Architecture Studio, Hangzhou, China; Head of Architecture Department, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
Monday, April 2
Mark Lee and Sharon Johnston
Principals, Johnston Marklee, Los Angeles
Monday, April 30 
Walter van Dijk
Principal, NL Architects, Amsterdam
Monday, May 7
Taro Igarashi
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai; Architectural critic 
Elizabeth Diller 
Founding member, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York; Professor, Princeton University, Princeton
Amanda Levete 
Principal, Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), London, England; Visiting Professor, Royal College of Art, London

Currents: Suprastudio Summer Session 2011

September 23 – December 9, 2011

Opening reception: September 23 | 6-8pm
Perloff Gallery
When is a building big enough to be considered a micro-city? How can continuously connected urban environments of a hyper designed nature affect our senses and how we operate and navigate in the future? And how can the representational techniques of film and multi-media shift the way in which we think about and actually design the environment? 

These questions and many more will be taken up in Suprastudio 04/ 2011-2012, a yearlong immersive studio based post professional course. Professor Neil Denari, with Stephen Deters, will lead UCLA graduate students into a speculative yet very real world of technology, ranging from specialized structures and envelope design to smart communications systems. Indeed, from spectacular buildings to invisible infrastructure, cities are like any other machine or organism, constantly in need of revitalization, replacement, and invention. Suprastudio 04 will focus its inquiries into urban form and human interface in the city on a well known site in Los Angeles: Westwood Village. Nothing less than the complete transformation of this site will be the expected outcome. 
This exhibition of the summer studio work, Giant Greenhouse, led by Assistant Professor Jason Payne focuses on the unique problems associated with design at very large scales. Over the course of six weeks student designers propose massive, 2 mile by 2.5 mile greenhouse structures on a site in the Coachella Valley.

Currents: Fall 11
January 13 – March 23, 2012
Opening reception: Friday, January 13, 2012 | 6 – 8 pm
This exhibition highlights the Architecture and Urban Design Department’s best student work from the Fall quarter 2011.
Currents: Winter 2012
April 2 – June 1, 2012
Opening reception: Monday, April 2, 2012 | 8pm- 9pm 
This exhibition highlights the Architecture and Urban Design Department’s best student work from the Winter quarter 2012.
Symposium at the Hammer Museum
Curse and Vision: The Future of Westwood Village
Monday, October 10 | 4-6 pm 
Billy Wilder Auditorium
Two possible futures for the Village by architect and UCLA Architecture Professor Neil Denari and architect and Adjunct Assistant Professor Roger Sherman. Join us for a panel discussion and public response. Moderated by Dana Cuff, Professor UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and Director of cityLab.

Screening at The Fowler Museum
Sunday, October 23 | 3:30pm
Lenart Auditorium
Unfinished Spaces (2011, 84 minutes)
In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools. As the dream of the Revolution faded into reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Featuring intimate footage of Fidel Castro, this filmdocuments the struggle and passion of three revolutionary architects and their return, 40 years later, to finish what was considered the world's most spectacular and futuristic art schools. Co-sponsored by the Fowler Museum and  UCLA Latin American Institute
June 11-16, 2012
UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's end of the year all school exposition engages students, faculty, and the international design community with the forefront of contemporary design discourse and innovation at UCLA. 10,000 square feet of year-end studio and program installations redefine the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects. 200 projects on view, and 90 leading critics and practitioners from the fields of architecture and design from around the world.
Monday, June 11 | 6 – 9 pm
Exposition Opening 
Students stand by their work to discuss their ideas and aspirations with visitors.
Tuesday, June 12  | 9am – 6pm
Final Reviews
*The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Distinguished Alumni Lecture series features renowned graduates whose innovation and accomplishments have significantly impacted the field of architecture and or urban design.
Perloff Hall is located on the UCLA Campus.
Perloff Hall, M-F, 9am – 5pm
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Lectures take place at 6:30pm in Perloff Hall, Decafé (unless otherwise indicated)
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