The Texas Tech College of Architecture Spring Lecture Series aims to create and explore a discourse on topics ranging from the built environment, creative and innovative scholarship, to current issues taking place in our society. The series features lectures from architects, theorists, scholars, and educators exploring, expanding, and uncovering new ground for the discipline of Architecture.
TTU CoA Spring Lectures & Events series is supported by the Dean's Funds for Excellence.
Monday, February 17
Neil Spiller is Editor of AD and the founding Director of the AVATAR Group (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research). He has until recently been Hawksmoor Chair of Architecture and Landscape, and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, London. Prior to this, he was Vice-Dean and Graduate Director of Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
Jeffrey S. Nesbit
Monday, March 2
Jeffrey S. Nesbit is an architect, urbanist, and founding director of Haecceitas Studio. As a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, his research currently explores the 20th century spaceport complex through the lens of architecture, “technical lands,” and aerospace history. Nesbit has written a number of articles and book chapters on infrastructural urbanization and most recently is editor of New Geographies 11: Extraterrestrial (Actar, 2019).
Alice Y. Tseng
Monday, March 30
Alice Y. Tseng is Associate Professor of Japanese Art and Architecture at Boston University. Her research focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the history of institutional buildings, collections, exhibitions; transnational and transcultural connections between Japan and Euro-America; and the role of the visual arts in cultural transformation, invention, and revival. She is the author of The Imperial Museums of Japan: Architecture and the Art of the Nation (University of Washington Press, 2008), Kyoto Visual Culture in the Early Edo and Meiji Periods: The Arts of Reinvention (co-edited with M. Pitelka, Routledge, 2016), and Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868-1940 (University of Hawai`i Press, 2018).
Monday, April 6
Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer and scholar whose research focuses on the intersections of architecture, technology and environmental politics. She is an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Union in New York. She has also taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University and Columbia University. She is the author of the awarded book The Architecture of Closed Worlds, Or, What is the Power of Shit (2018) and the editor of EcoRedux, an AD issue (2010). Kallipoliti holds a SMArchS from MIT and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. She is the principal of ANAcycle thinktank, which has been named leading innovator in sustainable design in Build's 2019 awards.