UCLA Architecture and Urban Design announces events for winter 2012
By Caroline Blackburn and Shilo Munk December 16, 2011 Category: Academics & Faculty, Arts & Humanities, Student Affairs
(Editors: Digital images are available through media officers.)
UCLA Architecture and Urban Design presents a series of public events this winter, including lectures and exhibitions. Lectures offer the opportunity to hear about the new work of prominent architects, designers, theorists and historians and are presented at 6:30 p.m. in UCLA's Decafé (Perloff Hall, Room 1302) unless otherwise noted.
Exhibitions feature innovative student and faculty work, as well as the work of local and national architects, artists and designers, and are presented in the Perloff Gallery (Perloff Hall, Room 1318) and the Perloff Main Hallway. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on campus holidays).
All events are free and open to the public. Programs are subject to change. For updated information and confirmation of events, call 310-267-4704 or visit www.aud.ucla.edu. All-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lot 3 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).
Jan. 13–March 23
Currents: Fall 2011
Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 13, 6–8 p.m.
This exhibition highlights Architecture and Urban Design’s best student work from the 2011 fall quarter.
FREE 'BEYOND THE FRINGE' LECTURE SERIES
Friday, Jan. 20
Jesse Reiser is principal of Reiser+Umemoto RUR Architecture, P.C., in New York. Reiser+Umemoto has designed projects at a wide range of scales — from furniture design and residential and commercial structures to landscape design and infrastructure.
Monday, Jan. 23
Catherine Opie is a professor in the UCLA Department of Art whose work engages with architectural spaces and the politics of identity. Her photographs include portraits and American urban landscapes, ranging in format from large-scale color works to smaller black-and-white prints.
Monday, Jan. 30
Distinguished Alumni Lecture: Frederick Fisher
Frederick Fisher (M. Arch. I '76) is the principal of Frederick Fisher and Partners in Los Angeles. His practice focuses on the design of art, academic institutions and residential infrastructure. Recent projects include the Annenberg Community Beach House, Princeton University's Sherrerd Hall and the California Institute of Technology's Annenberg Center.
Monday, Feb. 6
Joe Day is the principal of Deegan Day Design in Los Angeles. He is a designer and architectural theorist who serves on the design and history/theory faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Day examines the intersections of contemporary art, urbanism and architecture as visual disciplines.
Monday, Feb. 13
Wonne Ickx is the principal of Productora in Mexico City. Productora develops its ideas through intuitive explorations and continuous production rather than adherence to an established strategy of development. Therefore, "productora," Spanish for producer or production company, means continuous production as a testing method.
Monday, Feb. 27
Wang Shu is an architect and professor in Hangzhou, China, where he established the Amateur Architecture Studio with his wife, Lu WenYu, in 1997. His work focuses on the re-establishment of contemporary Chinese architecture and includes the Ceramic Houses, Vertical Courtyard Apartment, the Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum, the Five scatter house, the New Campus of China Academy of Art in HangZhou, the Ningbo Historic Museum, and the Tengtou Pavilion for Shanghai Expo.