The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is pleased to announce its Fall 2011 schedule of public lectures, discussions and exhibitions. The school welcomes award-winning architects, urban historians, writers, designers, and artists for programs that span from innovative theory to contemporary art to technical practice. Events and exhibitions at SCI-Arc are always free to the public.
The fall schedule features: LECTURES: September 11, 5pm in the Graduation Pavilion on the SCI-Arc campus Thom Mayne: 2011 Commencement Address Founder and Design Director, Morphosis; Member, SCI-Arc Board of Trustees September 21, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Philip Beesley: Diffusive Architecture Professor, University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Toronto, Canada September 28, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Jesse Reiser: Projections and Receptions Principal, Reiser+ Unemoto, RUR Architecture, New York October 5, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Zvi Hecker: Memory is the Soil of Architecture Architect, Berlin, Tel Aviv October 12, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Odile Decq: Beyond Horizon Director, École Spéciale d’Architecture; Principal, Odile Decq Benoît Cornette, Architectes-Urbanistes, Paris, France October 19, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas: Back to the Future Architect, Professor, University of Granada, Spain October 26, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Markus Miessen: The Nightmare of Participation Principal, Studio Miessen, Berlin; Professor, Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany November 2, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Jose Oubrerie: Architecture in a Time of Uncertainty Professor, The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, Columbus, Ohio November 9, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Mark Foster Gage: Design Liquidity Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Yale University School of Architecture; Principal, Gage/Clemenceau Architects, New York November 16, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall Xu Weiguo: XWG Works Professor, Tsinghua University School of Architecture; Principal, XWG archi-studio, Beijing, China November 30, 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall John Southern: Seeding Production, Explorations and Conjecture in Contemporary Culture Principal, Urban Operations, Los Angeles EXHIBITIONS: September 10 – 11, 2011 throughout the campus Graduate Thesis Weekend Thesis Reviews: Saturday, September 10, 9–6pm & Sunday, September 11, 10-5pm, Work remains on view until Friday, September 16. September 19 – September 30, 2011 in the SCI-Arc Gallery Selected Graduate Thesis Exhibition Discussion and Opening Reception: Monday, September 19, 7-9pm SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss and 2011 Selected Thesis Winners discuss the projects on view in the exhibition. October 14—December 4 in the SCI-Arc Gallery Odile Decq Benoît Cornette, Architectes Urbanistes: Anisotropy Discussion and Opening Reception: Friday, October 14, 7-9pm Architect Odile Decq and SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss discuss the exhibition. October 28 – December 16, 2011 in the Library Gallery Solar Decathlon 2011 Exhibition Discussion and Opening Reception: Friday, October 28, 7-9pm