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Architecture Department _positions lecture: Andrew Holder and Antoine Picon

Architecture Department _positions lecture: Andrew Holder and Antoine Picon In-Person

The department of Architecture invites you to join us for this semester’s

 _positions lectures:

Jenny French and Angela Pang

February 28th from 12:00-1:30pm

Loeb Library Lobby


Michelle Chang and Ritchie Yao

March 5th from 12:30-2:00pm

Loeb Library Lobby


George Legendre and John May

March 21st from 12:30-2:00pm

Loeb Library Lobby


Jing Liu and Amin Taha

March 26th from 12:30-2:00pm

Loeb Library Lobby


Antoine Picon and Andrew Holder

April 9th from 12:30-2:00pm

Loeb Library Lobby



_positions is a series of conversations convened by the Department of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design aimed at revealing the positions taken by players on the field of contemporary architecture. The series unfolds the complexity of relations and metaphors to make them explicit, inviting faculty and guests to voice where they stand. Participants are drawn from all facets of the discipline– practicing architects, designers, historians, scholars, theorists, technologists, and those in allied fields of design.


To think of architecture as a field entails a horizontal space where other participants are in view, but separated by gaps that can be measured relationally. _positions sees these metaphors as opening up a way of describing relationships in the field that are not exclusively dialectical, binary, or structured by irreconcilable difference. Taking a position on a field could mean seeking maximum difference, the most space, from one’s neighbors. It could also, though, mean piling on, gathering around, or finding mutualisms across gaps. _positions encourages debate with new spatial determinations, eliminating the prefix to encourage ways of describing these relationships: im-position, re-position, ap-position, post-position, inter-position, ex-position, dis-position, com-position, juxta-position, contra-position…


Click here to view the livestream of this event, access recordings of past events, and learn about future installments in the series



Tuesday, April 9, 2024
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Loeb Library Lobby, Upper Level

Event Organizer

Claudia Lewis

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