Lecture with Felicity Scott: "Voluntary Primitivisim"
Felicity D. Scott Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture (CCCP) at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation and Planning. Her research focuses on articulating genealogies of political and theoretical engagement with questions of technological transformation within modern and contemporary architecture, as well as within the discourses and institutions that have shaped and defined the discipline. In addition to publishing numerous articles in journals, magazines, and edited anthologies, her book, Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics After Modernism, was published by MIT Press in 2007, and Living Archive 7: Ant Farm, appeared on ACTAR Editorial in May 2008. She recently completed the manuscript for a book entitled on the Austrian emigre architect Bernard Rudofsky, entitled "Cartographies of Drift: Bernard Rudofsky's Encounters with Modernity," and is currently working on a book project entitled "Outlaw Territories: Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counter-Insurgency, 1966-1979" to be published by Zone Books. Felicity is also a founding co-editor of Grey Room, a quarterly journal of architecture, art, media, and politics published quarterly by MIT Press since Fall 2000.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University presents the 2012-2013 Ray Smith Symposium, "Positions of Dissent." Organized by the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), Syracuse University Library, and faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences, the program is co-sponsored by the SU Humanities Center, School of Architecture, Department of History, and Department of English.
Lecture is free and open to the public. Reception immediately following the lecture.