Con­tact: Renata Nyul at 617–373-7424

What: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and the Depart­ment of Visual Arts is hosting a lec­ture by Columbia University’s Laura Kurgan, an archi­tec­ture pro­fessor. The event is part of the second annual Vis­iting Artist Lec­ture Series. The series exposes our stu­dents and the gen­eral public to nation­ally known artists and designers whose work is rel­a­tive to the majors in the Depart­ment of Visual Arts.

Who: Laura Kurgan teaches archi­tec­ture at Columbia University’s Grad­uate School of Archi­tec­ture, Plan­ning and Preser­va­tion, where she is Director of Visual Studies and the Director of the Spa­tial Infor­ma­tion Design Lab (SIDL). SIDL is cur­rently col­lab­o­rating with the Jus­tice Map­ping Center (JMC) on a project called “Graph­ical Inno­va­tions in Jus­tice Map­ping” in selected states. She has fol­lowed the declas­si­fi­ca­tion of satel­lite imagery and GPS tech­nology in a series of research projects across the sig­nif­i­cant polit­ical events of the last decade. This work, which has been exhib­ited inter­na­tion­ally, is col­lected in You Are Here: Post-​​Military Tech­nology and the New Land­scape of Satel­lite Images, forth­coming from Zone Books.

Kurgan also runs an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary design prac­tice in New York City, blending aca­d­emic research with design, infor­ma­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, advo­cacy and archi­tec­ture. Most recently Laura Kurgan Design has been working with New Visions for Public Schools on the re-​​programming and master-​​planning of 21 existing large public school build­ings into cam­puses of small schools. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit: www​.l00k​.org.

When: Tuesday Feb­ruary 27, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: 105 Shillman Hall, North­eastern University.

The event is free to the public. For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Judy Ulman at 617–373-4340 or at j.​ulman@​neu.​edu.

About North­eastern: Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.