Pratt Brown Bag – March 5

Research Power Brown Bag  — Performance Architecture
March 5, 2020 (Thursday) at noon
CTL (Pratt Library, 2nd Fl)

Adjunct Associate Professor Alex Schweder will be presenting his research in the nascent field of ‘Performance Architecture’ wherein he will discuss the practice-based and practice-led methodologies for building new knowledge in the arts and design through a series of works from his practice.

Alex Schweder, born in New York City, 1970, coined the term “Performance Architecture” in 2007 to encapsulate the understandingof architecture that it both gives cues for how we are tobehave and offers itself as a prop for inhabitants to form andperform their identities. His workalong these lines has been exhibited and collected internationally including the Museum ofModern Art, the Tate Britain, Perform 17, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the San FranciscoMuseum of Modern Art, and the 2014 VeniceArchitecture Biennale.The Pollock KrasnerFoundation, Kulturstiftung des Bundes,and The Graham Foundation have fundedSchweder’sprojects. He has been an artist in residence at the Kohler Company, theChinati Foundation, The American Academy in Rome as a2005-6 Rome Prize Fellowin Architecture,and will be a 2020 fellow at Civitella Raneri. He is finishing a PhD inarchitecture at Cambridge University, holds a masters in architecture from Princeton,and a professional bachelors degree in architecture from Pratt

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