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22 November 2017
Public talk: Architects & Agency in the 21st Century – Dana Cuff
Caulfield campus
15 Nov 2017 / 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Public talk: Architects & Agency in the 21st Century – Dana Cuff

Cuff and Sherman, Editors. Fast-Forward Urbanism. Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.

Join us for a talk by professor, author, and practitioner in architecture Dana Cuff (USA). Presented by Melbourne University and Monash University:

Talk: Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Admission: Free, all welcome

Monash University
Art Design & Architecture
G1.04 Lecture Theatre
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East VIC 3145

Visit for a recording and transcript of Professor Cuff’s presentation.

In a viscerally changed political universe, architects consider their own agency and how they can act with relevant, effective strategies. As architectural discourse moves from autonomy to engagement, Dana Cuff will discuss both historical and projective practices, including her own work at the research and design center, cityLAB.

Dana Cuff’s work focuses on affordable housing, modernism, suburban studies, the politics of place, and the spatial implications of new computer technologies. Cuff has engaged with cultural studies in architecture and the city as a teacher, scholar, practitioner, and activist. Her leadership urban innovation is widely recognized both in the US and abroad. Cuff is the founding Director of cityLAB, a think tank that engages experimental design and research about the emerging metropolis.

Cuff has published and lectured extensively about the modern American metropolis, the architectural profession, affordable housing, and spatially embedded computing. She has written and edited a number of books, including Architects’ People (with W.R. Ellis; 1989), Architecture: The Story of Practice (1989), The Provisional City (2000), a collection of Robert Gutman’s writings (Architecture from the Outside In, with J. Wreidt; 2010), and Fast Forward Urbanism (with R. Sherman, 2011).

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