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“Urboeffimero n. 6,” Florence, Italy, 1968. Design by UFO. Photo courtesy of UFO Archive. Case study text by Federica Vannucchi

Lecture: Beatriz Colomina (OAT)

"Radical Pedagogies"

Beatriz Colomina’s lecture is part of the public lectures Degrowth Histories and focusses on case studies from "Radical Pedagogies" – a global atlas of intense but short-lived experiments in architectural education that profoundly transformed the landscape, methods and politics of the discipline in the post-WWII years. As challenge to normative thinking, these learning experiments questioned, redefined, and reshaped the postwar field of architecture. “Radical Pedagogies” is an ongoing multiyear collaborative research project by Beatriz Colomina with the PhD students at Princeton University School of Architecture. It has involved years of seminars, interviews, archival research, guest lectures, conferences, exhibitions and contributions by a network of over 100 protagonists and scholars around the world. In the very spirit of the radical years, architecture history and theory is taught and practiced as an experiment in itself, exploring the potential of extreme collaboration—in what is often thought to be an individual field—and addressing the challenges and opportunities of new media. ​
 
Beatriz Colomina is the Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architectureat Princeton University and the Founding Director of the Media and Modernity program. She has written, curated and taught extensively on questions of architecture, art, technology, sexuality and media. Her work has been published in more than 25 languages and her books include: Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (Lars Müller, 2016),The Century of the Bed (2015),  Das Andere/The Other: A Journal for the Introduction of Western Culture into Austria (2016), Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies (2014), Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X (2010), Domesticity at War (2007), Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (1994), and Sexuality and Space (1992). Her latest book is X-Ray Architecture (Lars Müller, 2019). 
 
Colomina has lectured extensively at universities and art museums throughout the world and has curated a series of international exhibitions which traveled to multiple international locations, including: Clip/Stamp/Fold (2006), Playboy Architecture (2012) and Radical Pedagogies (2014). She was co-curator of the third Istanbul Design Biennial (2016) on the theme Are We Human? The Design of the Species. She has been the recipient of diverse awards and fellowships, including the Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowshipat the CASVA (Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts), SOM Foundation, Le Corbusier Foundation, Graham Foundation, the CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture), The American Academy in Berlin and the Getty Center in Los Angeles. In 2018-19 she was a fellow at the Clark Institute in the fall and at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in the spring.  
 
Colomina was born in Madrid and lives in New York. She has a professional degree in architecture and a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Barcelona. In 2018 she was appointed doctor honoris causa by the KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. ​
Program:

Date: 28. September, 2019
Time: 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue: AHO - A2 - Sverre Fehn Auditorium
Address: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo

Contact: Degrowth Histories / Dealing with It / Academy / Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT)