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‘Augmentations’ topic of architecture lecture

Published June 19, 2014

Perry Kulper, associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan, and Nat Chard, professor of architecture at Brighton University, will deliver a lecture titled “Augmentations” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in 301 Crosby Hall, South Campus.

The lecture, part of the School of Architecture and Planning’s Spring 2013 Lecture Series, is free of charge and open to the public.

Following the lecture, a closing reception will be held for Kulper’s exhibition “Secrete Decoder Ring,” which has been on display in Hayes Annex A since Jan. 23. The exhibition addresses the roles of representation and methodologies in the production of architecture, as well as the conceptual range by which architecture contributes to our cultural imagination.

The lecture and exhibition are co-sponsored by the Department of Visual Studies and the Department of Architecture.

Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, Kulper was a SCI-Arc faculty member for 16 years and held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. His interests include the roles of representation and methodologies in the production of architecture and in broadening the conceptual range by which architecture contributes to our cultural imagination.

Chard is a registered architect in the UK and served as department head and graduate chair at the University of Manitoba before joining the faculty at Brighton.

His work explores indeterminacy tied to the act of architectural drawing, as well as speculations on the intimate conceptual relationship between architecture and the bodies of its inhabitants.