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Architecture and The Poetics of Experience
Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 7:30pm

Two evening lectures by internationally recognized architectural thinkers addressing issues of poetics, ethics and the phenomenology of experience.

Alberto Perez-Gomez is the Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture at McGill University, Montreal. He has taught at universities in Mexico City, Houston, Syracuse and Toronto, at the Architectural Association in London, and was Director of the Carleton University School of Architecture from 1983 to 1986. He has lectured throughout North America and Europe and published articles in numerous journals such as the Journal of Architectural Education and Architecutural Design. He also co-edits the series of books entitled CHORA: Intervals in the Philosophy or Architecture, which collects essays exploring fundamental questions concerning the practice of architecture through its history and theories.

Professor Perez-Gomez published his first book in English in 1983 entitled Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science which won the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for the most significant work of scholarship in the field. A more recent major book co-authored with Louise Pelletier, Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge (1997), traces the history and theory of modern European architectural representation, with special reference to the role of projection in architectural design.

When: Thursday, April 13, 2006 @ 7:30pm

Where: Portland State University, Room 212 Shattuck Hall (1914 SW Park Ave)

Cost: The lecture is free and open to the public

For more information, please contact the PSU Department of Architecture at 503.725.8405