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K. Michael Hays

A Desire Called Architecture: Interpreting the Neo-Avant Garde
October 10, 2007 - 5:30pm

K. Michael Hays, the Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, will present a lecture titled "A Desire Called Architecture: Interpreting the Neo-Avant-Garde" as part of the KSA Lecture Series.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 5:30 PM in the Knowlton Hall Auditorium.

Michael Hays is the Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and was also the founder of the scholarly journal Assemblage, which was a leading forum for discussion of architectural theory in North America and Europe. His research and scholarship have, to date, focused on the areas of European modernism and critical theory and theoretical issues in contemporary architectural practice. His publications include analyses of the work of modern architects such as Hannes Meyer, Ludwig Hilberseimer, and Mies van der Rohe, as well as contemporary figures such as Peter Eisenman and Bernard Tschumi. In 2000 he was appointed the first Adjunct Curator of Architecture at the Whitney Museum of American Art.