UT to Host Author and Architect Keller Easterling October 27

Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University.

Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University.

Keller Easterling, architect, writer, and professor of architecture at Yale University, will lecture at UT’s College of Architecture and Design at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27, as part of its 2016–2017 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series.

The lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium (Room 109) in the Art and Architecture Building. The event is free and open to the public. It offers continuing education units and will be streamed live.

Easterling will present “Extrastatecraft,” titled after her most recent book Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space.

Easterling is the founder of Keller Easterling Architect in New York. She has authored five books and more than 130 articles and chapters in the past 30 years in the US and internationally. Her writing was featured in the 2014 Venice Biennale, and her work has been displayed in the Rotterdam Biennale and in the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Architectural League, both in New York.

Easterling earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in architecture from Princeton University. She has served as an assistant professor at Columbia University, and currently at Yale holds the Velux Fellowship, sponsored by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture.

For 42 years, the College of Architecture and Design has hosted leading architects and design professionals through its Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series to enrich the education of its students and elevate the profession in the community.  In 2016–2017, more than a dozen professionals from around the world will lecture at the college.

CONTACT:

Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401, amandajohnson@utk.edu)

Tyra Haag (865-974-5460, tyra.haag@tennessee.edu)