Red Corner Talk / Lars Lerup + Bart Lootsma

05 9th, 2010

Professor Lars Lerup, Dean at the Rice School of Architecture, Rice University in Houston, Texas, writes on architecture, design, art and urbanism. Using predominantly field observation, Lerup relies on many disciplines for his continuously evolving point of view: sociology, philosophy, political theory, design theory and history. One of his main interests since his thesis at Harvard has been suburbanization and its architectural, urban and socio-economic consequences. Currently his work is concentrated on the proliferation of Suburbia, the possible existence of a “global suburbia” and the clash been progressivist notion of control and capitalist laisser-faire.
Bart Lootsma (Amsterdam, 1957) is a historian, critic and curator in the fields of architecture, design and the visual arts. He is a Professor for Architectural Theory at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck and Guest Professor for Architecture, European Urbanity and Globalization at the University of Luxemburg. Before, he was Head of Scientific Research at the ETH Zürich, Studio Basel, and he was a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna; at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nürnberg; at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He held numerous seminars and lectured at different academies for architecture and art in the Netherlands.

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