Ashley Schafer / The Ohio State University, Architecture

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
October 29, 2014 - 5:30pm

Ashley Schafer will present the lecture "FamiliarForeign" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29. The lecture is free and open to the public. Schafer is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Knowlton School. Previously, Schafer taught at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and Tulane University. She received her undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and her master in architectures from Columbia University where she was awarded the William Kinne Traveling Fellowship.  Schafer is a writer, designer, and practicing architect who has lectured and been published internationally.

Schafer is also co-founder and one of the editors of Praxis: a journal of writing + building, which has established itself as a distinctive voice in international architectural culture and a forum that bridges the gap between theory and practice. PRAXIS has received numerous awards and honors, including an I.D. award in 2003, and was twice awarded the largest grant in design from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In September 2013, Schafer was named a curator of the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. With co-curators Eva Franch i Gilabert and Ana Miljački, Schafer organized the US Pavilion exhibition, OfficeUS, “an active, experimental architectural office that researches, studies, and remakes 1,000 projects designed by American architecture firms and exported abroad.”