Lecture: PRAXIS

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Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Northeastern University
School of Architecture
Editor, Praxis: Journal of Writing and Building

This talk will consider the practice of PRAXIS; in other words, the making of the journal as a collaborative architectural design project. The design, writing, editing, marketing, and distribution of PRAXIS are all operations deeply rooted in the techniques of the architect. More broadly, the talk will investigate the disciplinary role of the architectural journal, both in contemporary and historical terms, considering the overlaps and interferences between discourse and the profession.

Amanda Reeser Lawrence received a Ph.D. from Harvard University, an MArch from Columbia University, and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University. She is co-founder and co-editor of the architectural journal PRAXIS. Her research focuses on post-war British architecture, in particular the work of Sir James Frazer Stirling (1924-92), and on the relation between theory and practice in architecture.

Sep15

Mon, Sep 15, 2008

6:00 pm-7:30 pm