Todd Gannon and Joe Day / Ohio State University and SCI-Arc

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
January 24, 2018 - 5:30pm

The Knowlton School will host a conversation between Todd Gannon and Joe Day in Knowlton Hall's Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. The event is free and open to the public.

Todd Gannon is Head of the Architecture Section at the Knowlton School. Before coming to Ohio State, he taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), the Otis College of Art and Design and UCLA, where he also received his PhD. Gannon’s scholarship focuses on the history and theory of late 20th-century and contemporary architecture. His published books include Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech (2017), The Light Construction Reader (2002), Pendulum Plane/Oyler Wu Collaborative (2009) and monographs on the work of Thom Mayne, Bernard Tschumi, UN Studio, Steven Holl, Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam, Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman and Eric Owen Moss.

Gannon has lectured at institutions across the United States, Europe and Asia, and is a frequent conference participant and jurist. He served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, where he directed publication efforts from 2008-2010. His work has been recognized and supported by the Graham Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Institute of Architects, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and UCLA.

Joe Day is a designer and architectural theorist in Los Angeles, where he leads Deegan-Day Design LLC and serves on the design and history/theory faculty at SCI-Arc. In both his design and writing, Day examines the intersections of contemporary art, urbanism and architecture as visual disciplines.

Day contributed an additional foreword to the 2009 edition of Reyner Banham’s seminal study, Los Angeles: Architecture of the Four Ecologies (University of California Press, 2009), and in the spring of 2012 taught at Yale School of Architecture as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Chair. Day’s recent Corrections & Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime (Routledge, 2013) explores new polarities in contemporary architecture and urbanism. He serves on the Board of Trustees at SCI-Arc, and as a Director at the W.M. Keck Foundation.