Thursday, November 17, 2016
A Presentation by Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA
“What’s An Architecture Critic [To] Do?”
What is the function of architecture criticism and the role of the architecture critic in shaping the built environment? This lecture considers the ways that architecture criticism has evolved for more than a century, and the new challenges to the profession and the critics due to changes in communication. The lecture will present new concepts in architecture criticism that respond to the distribution of critique across the larger body of those who use and interact with architecture every day, be they professionals, clients, or users, essentially broadening the role of the critic. This marks a transition in the role of the critic, and the function of architecture criticism.
Michael J. Crosbie has made significant contributions in the fields of architectural journalism, research, teaching, and practice. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Catholic University and is a registered architect in the State of Connecticut. He has served as an editor at Architecture: The AIA Journal, Progressive Architecture, ArchitectureWeek.com, and is editor-in-chief of Faith & Form, a quarterly journal on religious art and architecture. He is also a frequent contributor to Architectural Record and writes about architecture and design for the Hartford Courant. He is the author of more than 20 books on architecture, including five books for children. Dr. Crosbie is Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Hartford, and has served as an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University and Catholic University. He has also lectured and served as a visiting critic at architecture schools in North America and abroad, including the University of California (Berkeley), the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and the Moscow Architectural Institute. Dr. Crosbie has practiced with Centerbrook Architects and Steven Winter Associates.
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Board of Trustees Meeting – 4:30 pm
Social Hour – 6:00 pm
Dinner/Election of Officers & Bylaws Changes – 7:00 pm
Presentation – 7:30 pm