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06.29.12 | SCI-Arc Special Lecture, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall
Sylvia Lavin: Thesis Master Class Lecture

Friday, June 29, 3pm
W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

Sylvia Lavin, UCLA AUD Director of Critical Studies and MA/PhD programs, will hold a master lecture class for graduate thesis students at SCI-Arc. The lecture is dubbed 1:1 Pavilion Architecture and the End of Experimental Tradition.

Lavin is a widely published critic and historian who received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her most recent book, Kissing Architecture, was published by Princeton University Press (2011.) Quatremere de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture (1992) and Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (2005) were published by MIT and The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity, is forthcoming.

Lavin has been a guest curator for the Hammer Museum, CCA and Ace Galleries and is currently working on a large scale exhibition, Fin-de-Sixties LA: From Pop to Postmodern Architecture. She is the Director of Critical Studies and MA/PhD programs at UCLA, as well as director of Hi-C, a design/research group that supports architecture in the public realm. Ms. Lavin is the recipient of a 2011 Arts and Letters Award.