Order for Guest
Your shopping cart is empty.
College of Design Presents

Architecture as Catalyst | John Zissovici

3/7/17, 6:30 PM

About this event

With the theme of difference, Architecture as Catalyst 2017 invites new fictions of space, material, sensation, culture and reality by way of reflecting upon agile points/spheres of relative comparison while observing those differences which make a difference. We hope you can join us!

The increasing interaction and reliance on digital images in every aspect of our waking life, plus the demands they exert on our attention regardless of time or place, have turned our life into an endless chain of contested moments between  the 'real' and its obverse, the virtual. The lecture will explore alternatives to the two polarizing solutions currently put forth; the banishment of technology from large parts of life, or its opposite, further withdrawal into the pseudo immersive world of virtual reality.

John Zissovici is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Cornell University. His work is equally divided between the material and immaterial concerns of architecture at various scales.

John Zissovici teaches architectural design and courses that deal with the impact of digital media on architectural thinking. His current research is on imagescape urbanism. His architectural work includes built projects, installations, competitions, and speculative work. He has been published in Japan, Austria, Germany, Ireland, and the U.S. His large-scale installations involving digital media, robotics, and videos have been exhibited at the Phoenix Museum of Art, the Burchfeld-Penney Art Center, Tsing Ha University in Beijing, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca. Zissovici received his bachelor's and master's of architecture from Cornell.

Register here: z.umn.edu/catalyst2017
Event Location
  • See listing for details
  • 89 Church St SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA