Lecture Series CALIFORNIA DREAMING: Sylvia Lavin – "Life After Utopia: Richard Neutra and Survival by Design"

22.06.2020, 18.30h

Lecture series organized by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte and the Chair of Theory and History of Architecture, Art and Design at the TUM Department of Architecture:

Fifth lecture of the series CALIFORNIA DREAMING: UTOPIA, DYSTOPIA :
Sylvia Lavin: "Life After Utopia: Richard Neutra and Survival by Design" 

During the early 20th century, architects like Richard Neutra flocked to Southern California in order to build what they imagined to be a natural utopia.  This lecture will explore how ideas of natural environments and technological architecture combined to produce particular forms of modernity and will ask what forms of life will survive this reshaping by design.

Sylvia Lavin is an architectural historian and curator of architecture and was Director and Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA from 1996 to 2006.  She has written widely on the architecture of Southern California, including the book  Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture and the catalog to her exhibition Everything Loose Will Land, Architecture and the Arts in Los Angeles in the 1970s. She is currently Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

22.06.2020, 18.30-20h

online (Zoom)

Until further notice, the lecture series CALIFORNIA DREAMING will take place via Zoom under the meeting ID 918 9364 6015. A one-time registration is necessary to receive the password for all lectures. Please send an email with your name and the subject "Registration" to california@zikg.eu 
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