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UCLA Architecture and Urban Design presents a series of public events this winter, including lectures, exhibitions and symposia. 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. 7–March 22
Currents: Fall 2012
Opening reception: Monday, Jan. 7, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibition highlights Architecture and Urban Design's best student work from the 2012 fall quarter.
FREE LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA
Monday, Jan. 28
Colomina is a professor of architecture and the founding director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She is also the author of a number of books, including "Domesticity at War."
Monday, Feb. 4
Jacob is the director of FAT: Fashion, Architecture and Taste in London. FAT was established in 1995 and has since gained an international reputation for excellence in designing contemporary projects. FAT explores the potential of objects to perform as critically engaged entities.
Monday, Feb. 11
2013 Richard Weinstein Lecturer
Walsh is the former director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Saturday, Feb. 23
9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Architecture and Urban Design Symposium
The Design of Self
The idea of "the self" has been central to recent invocations of an authentic embodied experience. This symposium focuses on new methodological approaches to exploring the category of the self in architectural history and its relevance to the question: What is the modern mode of being subjects? Invited speakers will introduce a critical distance from naturalizing claims to embodied experience by addressing the cultural formation of concepts like habit, the senses and environment.
Monday, Feb. 25
2013 Distinguished Alumni Lecture
Burton is the principal of Pamela Burton and Company in Santa Monica, Calif. She combines her extensive knowledge of plant materials and the history of landscape with an interest in architectural spaces that have symbolic resonance.
Monday, March 4
McLaughlin is a visiting professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. As an architect, he makes high-quality modern buildings, with a special emphasis on materials and detail. He received the Young British Architect of the Year Award in 1998 and was a BBC Rising Star in 2001.