Lecture by Keller Easterling, Yale University

Architecture Lecture Series
November 19, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Keller Easterling is an American architect, urbanist, writer, and teacher. She is concerned with issues of urbanism, architecture, and organization as they relate to globalization. She is currently an associate professor of architecture at Yale University.

Her latest book, Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005), researches familiar spatial products that have landed in precarious political situations around the world. A previous book, Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America, applies network theory to a discussion of American infrastructure and development formats.

Easterling is also the author (with the archivist, writer, and filmmaker Rick Prelinger) of Call It Home: The House That Private Enterprise Built, a laserdisc on the history of suburbia and suburban planning.

In 2008 Easterling was one of 100 designers chosen by the prominent Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron to receive a commission for a villa project organized by the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

Easterling's work has been published in journals such as Grey Room, Volume, Cabinet, Assemblage, Log, Praxis, Harvard Design Magazine, Perspecta, Metalocus, and ANY. She has lectured widely in the United States and internationally, and her work has been exhibited at venues such as the Queens Museum of Art, New York; the Architectural League of New York, the Municipal Art Society, New York; and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

She earned her BA and MArch from Princeton University and has taught architectural design and history at Parsons The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.