|Wednesday, February 4, 6 PM: |
Measures of Time, Travel, and Space: Exploring Land Arts of the American West
A Lecture by Chris Taylor
Temple University, Engineering Architecture Building, 1947 N. 12th Street, Room 126, Philadelphia
Chris Taylor is a Harvard-trained architect and the director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University, a program he has developed with Bill Gilbert of the University of New Mexico since 2002. In conjunction with Field Reports, Taylor organized Performing Land Arts: the Philadelphia Experiment with Kate Wingert-Playdon, a weeklong workshop for Tyler School of Art. In 2007 Taylor led Atacama Lab: 07, a conference and field workshop extending the interpretive frame and working methods of Land Arts to Chile to examine terraforming in the Atacama Desert. Taylor also explores the interstitial forces creating landscape through his practice, the Architecture Workers Combine, which has built work in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Pennsylvania. He is currently a professor in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University.
This lecture is cosponsored by Temple University's Department of Architecture