In a culture in which buildings are more and more restricted by building, life safety, and financial codes, the best architecture often appears in other media—in fiction, film, and the visual arts. Aaron Betsky will show how we can find and present this architecture, and speculate on how such a re-presentation can itself be architecture.
Betsky is an architect, critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and writer on architecture and design, and is currently director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. He has served as curator of Architecture, Design, and Digital Projects at San Francisco MoMA, and the director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Betsky was named the director of the 11th Exhibition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2008. He is also the author of False Flat and Architecture Must Burn.
The Spring 2012 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink.