The health and safety of our community are our priority at the School of Architecture and Planning. Due to the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19, the School of Architecture and Planning is cancelling its remaining spring 2020 public programs and events to mitigate the potential to exposure. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience.
Join Sean Anderson, The Museum of Modern Art's Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, for a public presentation on April 8, 2020.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Hayes Hall 403, UB South Campus
Conditional statements, when presented as evidence, are dependent upon reciprocation. In their assembly, their internal temporality, one finds unlimited acts of potential. There is a beginning and a possible end—leaving that which occurs in-between as immeasurable. Consequently, in the myriad fissures found at the threshold between architecture and its reception, uncertainties linger. Out here, when we speak of failure, of an improbable architecture--or Nation--that is both "secure" as well as destructive, is it also possible to consider failure's potential? Sean Anderson will observe how the transgression of borders (both constructed and imagined) may translate into newfound spatial relationships that challenge conventional paradigms of architecture in and of transit.
Sean Anderson is Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, he has degrees in architectural design and architectural history from Cornell University, an M. Arch from Princeton University and a Ph.D in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the U.A.E. His book, Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea, was published in 2015 and was nominated for the AIFC Bridge Book Award for Non-Fiction. At MoMA, he has organized the exhibition Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter (2016).