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Marion Dean Ross Lecture Series: Models and Worldbuilding - "On the Afterlife of Models"

Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Lawrence Hall, 115
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

Thanks to the generous support from the Marion Dean Ross Endowment and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture (HAA) for a new lecture series this spring.

Teresa Fankhänel is the third speaker. Before joining the MSU Broad Art Museum in 2022, she was a curator at the Architecture Museum in Munich (Germany) and an associate professor at the Department of Architectural History and Curatorial Practice at the Architecture School of the Technical University of Munich. Her exhibitions include The Architectural Model (2012), Werkzeuge des Entwerfens (2017), African Mobilities (2018), The Architecture Machine (2020–21), Built Together (2021), Shouldn’t You Be Working? (2023) and Andrea Canepa: As We Dwell in the Fold (2023). Her writing focuses on model making, computation, archival strategies, the practice and theory of exhibition making, and architectural design practices.

This spring 2024 lecture series and small online exhibition celebrates the legacy of Marion Dean Ross and his founding of HAA some 60 years ago. With an extensive collection of student models from Ross’s classes still visible around Lawrence Hall, the focus of the series is on the theme of architectural models and world-building.

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