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Beatriz Colomina / Princeton University

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
April 11, 2013 - 5:45pm


Beatriz Colomina will present a lecture in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:45PM on Thursday, April 11. A reception following the lecture will take place in the Knowlton Hall Jury Space. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Colomina is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist who has written extensively on questions of architecture and media. Colomina has taught at the Princeton University School of Architecture since 1988, and is the Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity, a graduate program that promotes the interdisciplinary study of forms of culture that came to prominence during the last century and looks at the interplay between culture and technology. In 2006-2007 she curated, with a group of Princeton Ph.D. students, the exhibition "Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X" at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal. The exhibition continues to travel around the world, most recently in the Museum of Design of Barcelona and the Colegio de Arquitectos de Murcia. It will open at the NAI Maastricht in June, and then travel to Santiago de Chile and Montevideo. Over 100 reviews and articles on the exhibition have been published worldwide. An exhibition catalog is forthcoming from ACTAR in September.

Colomina’s books include Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media, which was awarded the 1995 International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects. She has published Sexuality and Space, which was awarded the 1993 International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects; and Architectureproduction. Colomina has contributed to many volumes, including The Banham Lectures, Philip Johnson: The Constancy of Change, Beyond Transparency and catalogues of the work of Dan Graham, Muntadas and SANAA, among others. In addition she has published Cold War Hot Houses: Inventing Postwar Culture from Cockpit to Playboy, co-edited with AnnMarie Brennan and Jeannie Kim; Doble exposición: Arquitectura a través del arte (Double Exposure: Architecture through Art), and Domesticity at War. She was selected to be a Juror for the 2010 Venice Biennale and a juror in the architectural competition for the new headquarters of CAF (Corporación Andina de Fomento), in Caracas, Venezuela. She presented "Women in Architecture," a keynote lecture in the conference Female Forces, 100 year anniversary, at the Royal Academy Copenhagen. In addition to being the Editor of the Multimedia Section of the JSAH (Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians) she has written numerous other publications and presented lectures throughout the world, including at MoMA, the MAXXI museum in Rome, the Guggenheim museum, DoCoMoMo in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Chandigarh, Osaka, Tokyo, Florence, Oslo, Thesaloniki, Patras, Guadalajara, Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Ohio, Pamplona, Porto, Toronto, Houston, Texas AM, Yale, Chicago and Harvard University.


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