Lydia Kallipoliti: The Curious Case of Closed Worlds

Tue, Mar 20    11am

Lecture by Lydia Kallipoliti, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Geofutures M.S. Architecture Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Professor and Senior Research Associate, Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology (CASE), RPI

Discussion moderated by David Eugin Moon, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Architecture, Columbia GSAPP and Partner, N H D M Architecture + Urbanism

Lydia Kallipoliti is an architect, engineer and scholar. For this event, she will be speaking about the genealogy of closed resources and prototypes of the last century, among other things.

Prior to her current position at RPI, Kallipoliti taught at Columbia GSAPP, the Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, and Syracuse University. She holds a Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, a SMArchS in building technology from MIT and a PhD in history and theory of architecture from Princeton University. Her research focuses on the intersections of architecture, technology, and environmental politics and more particularly on recycling material experiments, theories of waste and reuse, as well as closed and self-reliant systems and urban environments. She is the author of Closed Worlds, Or, What is the Power of Shit for which she has received the ACSA award for Creative Achievement. She is also the founder of EcoRedux, an innovative online research platform, and ANAcycle thinktank, a design, research and writing practice based in Brooklyn, NY.

Organized by Faculty David Eugin Moon as part of his Design Seminar Speculative City: Crisis, Uncertainty, and Projections in Architecture.

This event is free and open to the public.

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