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Architecture in the Museum: The Art of Advocacy

Bergdoll, curator of architecture and design at New York's Museum of Modern Art, gives a lecture on the importance of architecture and design as a solution to pressing environmental concerns in...

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Above image: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. By ben bryant / Shutterstock.com

When: 2pm Saturday 13 September
Where: Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia
Free event, but bookings essential. Email agsabookings@artgallery.sa.gov.au or book online

The Art Gallery of South Australia presents its Spring lecture, ‘Architecture in the Museum: The Art of Advocacy’, featuring Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Bergdoll has worked at New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art as the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, developing multiple exhibitions exploring topical issues relevant to the architecture and design industries.

In 2011, Bergdoll ran an initiative in an attempt to resolve the mortgage-foreclosure crisis in the US. Five multidisciplinary teams including various urban environment specialists, engineers, architects, designers, landscape designers and ecologists came together to develop realistic solutions to the US housing situation.

Bergdoll will give insights into his current research focus, the process of working with diverse teams of professionals, and the importance of architecture and design as a part of the solution to pressing environmental concerns in a rapidly growing society.

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Date:
September 13, 2014
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia
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