The Making of an Avant Garde

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Reception: 5:30pm at UC Berkeley, Wurster Gallery (121 Wurster Hall)
Film Screening and Panel Discussion: 6:30pm at Wurster Hall Auditorium (112 Wurster Hall)

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design is presenting a film screening of The Making of an Avant Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, 1967-1984 followed by panel discussion with Diana Agrest, Nicholas de Monchaux (UC Berkeley), Sylvia Lavin (UCLA), and Stanley Saitowitz (Natoma Architects).

About the Presenter:

Diana Agrest, Professor of Architecture at the Cooper Union and principal of Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects, presents a screening of her 2013 documentary on the lesser-known history of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS). The organization was formed in 1967 New York by a group of young architects at a time of questioning, when student revolts were happening around the world, and unknowingly became the center for the production of the International Avant Garde. Among the group’s most active participants were founder and director of IAUS Peter Eisenman, Diana Agrest, Kenneth Frampton, Mario Gandelsonas, Anthony Vidler, Richard Meier, Rem Koolhaas, Deborah Berke, Frank Gehry, and Aldo Rossi.

This program is sponsored by the College of Environmental Design, SFMOMA, BAM/PFA, and AIA East Bay.

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