2 September 2020
7:00PM
New Modes: Fall 2020 Lecture Series

How do we make architecture today? That is the question the Fall 2020 Architecture Program Lecture Series in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech addresses. For New Modes of Practice we have invited a group of young practitioners working in new ways both in how they represent architecture and in how they redesign the relationship between practice, politics, society and criticism to share and discuss their work with us this fall. Our speakers for the fall all are moving beyond modes of design that dominated architecture during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. They are less interested in technical mastery for its own sake and put more emphasis on political, social and critical ideas. The results are often astonishing and sometimes subtle, but always offer a new way to think about how architecture operates in our society.

Lectures will take place on Wednesdays, 7-8 PM (ET), and will be hosted and moderated by students. Debates, discussions and conversations, will continue in a special guest seminar following the lecture typically on Thursday, 2-3 PM (ET) (with exceptions noted below). All lectures and guest seminars will be via Zoom and zoom links will be circulated via email. All lectures and guest seminars will be recorded and made available at a future date in the semester.

The Fall Architecture Lecture Series is organized by the Architecture Program Lecture Series Committee comprised of Tim Cox, Aria Hill, Benjamin Sturkie and Pamela Sun, with the coordination and support of Professor Joseph Bedford.

Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski, WAI THINK TANK | Hosted by Aaron Betsky
Wed, Sept. 2, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Thurs, Sept. 3, 2-3 PM (ET)

Lecture Recording | Discussion Recording

Andrew Kovacs, OFFICE KOVACS | Hosted by Pamela Sun
Wed, Sept. 16, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Thurs, Sept. 17, 2-3 PM (ET)

Lecture Recording | Discussion Recording

Anna Neimark, FIRST OFFICE | Hosted by Pamela Sun
Wed, Sept. 23, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Thurs., Sept. 24, 2-3 PM (ET)

Jerome Haferd and Brandt Knapp, BRANDT : HAFERD | Hosted by Aria Hill
Wed, Sept. 30, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Thurs, Oct. 1, 2-3 PM (ET)

Ana Luisa Soares & Ahmed Belkhodja, ATELIER FALA | Hosted by Benjamin Sturkie
Wed, Oct. 7, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Thurs, Oct. 8, 2-3 PM (ET)

Bryony Roberts, BRYONY ROBERTS STUDIO | Hosted by Stefan Al and Joseph Bedford
Wed, Oct. 14, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Fri, Oct. 16, 11-12 PM (ET)

Erin Besler, BESLER AND SONS | Hosted by Tim Cox
Wed, Oct. 21, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Thurs, Oct. 22, 2-3 PM (ET)

Zeina Koreitem & John May, MILLIØNS | Hosted by Aria Hill
Wed, Oct. 28, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Fri, Oct. 30, 1-2 PM (ET)

Mira Henry and Matthew Au, CURRENT INTERESTS | Hosted by Tim Cox
Wed, Nov. 4, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Thurs, Nov. 5, 2-3 PM (ET)

Andrew Holder, The LADG | Hosted by Benjamin Sturkie
Wed, Nov. 11, 7-8 PM (ET) w/ guest seminar discussion on Thurs, Nov. 12, 2-3 PM (ET)