UB Architecture to Hold Lecture Series And Exhibition

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: October 16, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Award-winning architect Neil Denari will speak on "Differences and Repetition" at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 in 114 Wende Hall on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus as part of the UB School of Architecture and Planning's Fall 1998 lecture series.

Denari, founder of COR-TEX Architecture in Los Angeles and director of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, will explore local and global issues as they relate to corporate structures of advertising rhetoric, the universal and symbolic logics of architecture and the distorted relationship between landscape and economic power.

The series will continue with a presentation on "Seeing Like a Region" by Kathryn Foster, UB assistant professor of planning, at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 in 114 Wende Hall.

Director of research for the UB Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth, Foster will draw upon the transdisciplinary literature on regions and governance to explore the nature, logic and outcomes of regional thinking. The Niagara region specifically will provide a backdrop and illustration for Foster's talk as she explores how a region sees, thinks and acts in the absence of a regional policy.

The architecture school also will host an exhibit titled "The Urbanism of District Six," curated by Kiran Lalloo, visiting professor of architecture, from Oct. 19 through Nov. 30 in the James Dyett Gallery, 335 Hayes Hall on the South Campus.

District Six, located in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, was declared a White area in 1966 and the government spent millions of dollars to relocate 55,000 Africans and Indians from the district to remote areas of the city, making the district a famous examples of the ignorance of apartheid.

The exhibit will include copies of original drawings from an urban study on District Six conducted by the Urban Housing Unit of the Cape Technikon project team.

The gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (716) 829-3485, ext. 120.