George Morris Woodruff, Class of 1857, Memorial Lecture
Zeynep Çelik Alexander
Weight of the empire: architecture of the Kew Herbarium
Zeynep Çelik Alexander is an architectural historian whose work focuses on the history of modern architecture since the Enlightenment. After being trained as an architect at Istanbul Technical University and Harvard Graduate School of Design, she received her Ph.D. from the History, Theory, and Criticism Program at M.I.T. Alexander’s first book, Kinaesthetic Knowing: A History of Modern Design Education, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. A second research project, co-directed with John J. May and supported by SSHRC, explores the histories of technologies that have come to dominate contemporary design disciplines. Alexander’s writings have appeared in several edited volumes as well as in The Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics and in journals including New German Critique, Log, Harvard Design Magazine, Grey Room, Journal of Design History, and Centropa. She is a member of Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:30 PM
Lectures and talks begin at 6:30pm in Hastings Hall (basement) unless otherwise noted. Doors open to the general public at 6:15pm.