Public Lecture Series

Sep 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

As a Lebanese-born American woman and mother, Matar has dedicated her artistic practice to exploring both sides of her cultural background, cross-cultural experience, and personal narrative, in addressing issues of personal and collective identity, through photographing girls and women both in the United States where she lives and in the Middle East where she is from. Focusing on both cultures is especially important to her in the current political climate we live in, where the  ‘them vs. us’ rhetoric is so prevalent.

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Paul Goldberger, who the Huffington Post has called “the leading figure in architecture criticism,” is now a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. From 1997 through 2011 he served as the Architecture Critic for The New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City. He was formerly Dean of the Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School.

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Raya is an award winning Architect and urban designer with 25 years of professional experience having worked in Baghdad, Germany, Boston, New York and Dubai.

Oct 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Cole Roskam has been an associate professor of architectural history and theory in the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong since 2010.  His research and teaching include topics in 20th century and contemporary architectural and urban history as well as theory. He is particularly interested in understanding architecture’s role in mediating moments of transnational interaction and exchange between China and other parts of the world.

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Mary Roberts is the John Schaeffer Professor of Art History at the University of Sydney.  She specializes in nineteenth-century British and Ottoman art with particular expertise in Orientalism, the history of artistic exchanges between the Ottoman Empire and Europe and the culture of travel. Her books include: Istanbul Exchanges. Ottomans, Orientalists and Nineteenth-century visual culture (University of California Press, 2015), Intimate Outsiders.

Dec 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge