Synopsis: No other object has done more to shape the world around us and drive social and cultural practices over the last 130 years than the automobile. The car is often a point of contention, a pariah on the landscape and a menace to the environment.
Start Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:15 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
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City, State, Country: NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Brendan Cormier, Senior Design Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum
Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Additional Information: This lecture will argue that in order to properly tackle the challenges offered up by the automobile, itís important first to understand the mechanisms which have allowed its rise to dominance. Brendan Cormier is a senior design curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where he has curated several major exhibitions including Cars: Accelerating the Modern World, Values of Design, and A World of Fragile Parts. His work primarily focuses on the agency of objects in shaping systems and the wider world. Prior to working at the V&A, he was managing editor of Volume, a quarterly magazine on architecture and urbanism based in Amsterdam.