Floating concrete and disruptive ecologies: UT School of Architecture’s free lecture series


One of the lingering side benefits to the pandemic is the continuing practice by cultural of offering many of their programmatic virtual. Zoom-tired as we all are, that we can pop online and sample offerings that pre-pandemic we perhaps couldn’t easily attend.

Each semester, the University of Texas School of Architecture has always presented an interesting slate of guest lectures from around the globe.

The slate of 11 speakers for Spring 2022 includes Lonneke Gordijin one half of the Amsterdam art/architecture collaborative studio DRIFT. They dazzled at the 2017 Armory Show in New York with “Drifter,” a giant concrete block that levitates and moves slow. Gordijin will present her talk at 12:30 p.m. March 30.

On Jan. 26, New York based Jing Liu’s lecture “Radical Re-housing” will cover past, current, and future research and projects on the state of human habitation.

On Feb. 7, Seattle-based  Susan Jones will give talk titled “Disruptive Ecologies.” Founder of atelierjones, Jones is driving new pathways within architecture and advancing new lower-carbon, mass timber systems.

See the full line-up of all 11 speakers at soa.utexas.edu/headlines/spring-2022-lecture-series

All lectures are free and open to the public, with live streams available on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel. Lectures scheduled for January will take place exclusively online. Most other lectures in the series will include both online and in-person components unless noted otherwise.




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