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Sanford Kwinter to Speak at UC

Date: April 11, 2002
By: Nancy Brinker
Phone: (513) 556-4289
Archive: General News

Architectural theorist Sanford Kwinter is the featured speaker for the Wolfson Lecture Series presented by the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Kwinter's lecture, "Eyes in the Heat," will begin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Room 4440 of UC's Aronoff Center for Architecture, Design and Art. A reception will immediately follow.

Since 1989, the Wolfson Lecture Series has brought prominent national and international speakers to address issues related to the built environment. Past recipients included architectural luminaries such as Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves and Zaha Hadid to enrich the learning experience at America's top design college.

Kwinter is an esteemed educator and a prolific writer whose scholarship and teaching encompass the most contemporary technological, cultural and intellectual issues in design. In fact, according to Daniel Friedman, director, School of Architecture and Interior Design, "Kwinter is one of the most erudite and provocative thinkers currently writing on architecture and urban culture."

Kwinter is co-founder of the influential publication series ZONE, and co-editor of ZONE 1/2 The Contemporary City and ZONE 6 Incorporations. His recent books include Architectures of Time: Toward a Theory of the Event in Modernist Culture (2000), Mutations (with Rem Koolhaus, 2000) and Rem Koolhaas: Conversations With Students (1996). He is past C.F. Cullinan Chair and associate professor at Rice University's School of Architecture. Kwinter has taught at Harvard and Columbia Universities, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Architectural Association in London, as well as many other prestigious universities and institutions.

Kwinter's honors include, "Wired Author of the Year" Nominee (2001) by Wired Magazine's RAVE awards; co-winner, Motion Floor Project, Mori Art Center, Tokyo (2000), Visiting Fellow, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. He is the principal and co-founder of Studio !KAZAM, a New York content and communications design firm.

The 2002 Wolfson Lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call (513) 556-4289

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