iowa state premiere lecture

IMG_7855Very honored to be asked to give the Department of Architecture’s annual Premiere Lecture, which will be part of our traditional convocation to start the new academic year.

This year’s lecture series is on the theme of “spatial geographies,” and while that’s not my usual cup of tea, I’ll try to show how my Nervi research reveals his work to be intimately tied to its region through production and labor.  Titled “Beauty’s Rigor:  Patterns of Production in the Work of Pier Luigi Nervi,” the lecture will feature plenty of previously unpublished construction photographs and drawings, as well as new diagrams and visualizations from my fellowship this past year.

Premiere this year will be September 5th from 4:30-7:00 in Kocimski Auditorium.  Opening remarks and awards begin at 4:30, my lecture will start between 5:45 and 6:00, and there will be an exhibit of this year’s (amazing) Rome Program work following.

Hope to see lots of alumni, colleagues, friends, etc. there…