Designs of Destruction: A Talk with Lucia Allais of Princeton University

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Designs of Destruction: A Talk with Lucia Allais of Princeton University

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Date and Time

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location

Camino Hall, Architecture Pavilion (P5)

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Lucia Allais is Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at Princeton University. She is a historian and theorist who specializes in architecture’s intellectual and political history since the Enlightenment, with a focus on international networks and institutions in the twentieth century. Her book Designs of Destruction: International Monuments in the 20th Century, is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press. This book, traces how monuments were protected from destruction—from the League of Nations in the 1930s, through the Allied Air Forces in World War II, and the 1972 World Heritage Convention—probing how buildings materiality and international ideologies combined to make monument salvage the crux of a new kind of cultural cooperation on the world stage. Dr Allais’ work has appeared in Grey RoomVolumeLogFuture Anterior, and Perspecta, as well as several edited volumes. She has received fellowships from the National Gallery of Art, the Graham Foundation, the Krupp Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute. Allais holds a B.S.E. from Princeton, an M.Arch. from Harvard, and a Ph.D. from MIT. She is an editor of Grey Room.

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begin quoteLucia Allais from Princeton University will deliver a lecture about her forthcoming book Designs of Destruction
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Post Contact

Can Bilsel
cbilsel@sandiego.edu
619 260 7987

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