If you will be in Connecticut Thursday evening, or are up for a fun trip on the Metro North to New Haven, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen will be giving a lecture on, "Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics." Immediately following the talk will be a reception for the exhibition, Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes. Included in the show is the painting Site by gallery slash 20x200 superstar Sarah McKenzie. Sarah's solo show is up at Jen Bekman Gallery through April, 4 2009.
About Ms. Pelkonen:
Ms. Pelkonen’s scholarly work focuses on the language of modern architecture viewed from various national and historical perspectives. Ms. Pelkonen is the author of Achtung Architektur! Image and Phantasm in Contemporary Austrian Architecture (MIT Press, 1996) and co-editor of Saarinen: Shaping the Future (Yale University Press, 2006) and Architecture + Art : New Visions, New Strategies (Aalto Academy, 2007). Her next book, Alvar Aalto: The Geopolitics of Architecture, will be published by Yale University Press in 2008. Ms. Pelkonen’s scholarly work has been supported by the Getty Foundation, the Graham Foundation, the Finnish Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. Prior to coming to Yale, Ms. Pelkonen worked in a number of European firms, most notably with Reima and Raili Pietilä, Architects, in Helsinki, Finland, and Volker Giencke, Architects, in Graz, Austria. She is also a design associate with Turner Brooks Architects, where she has collaborated on such projects as the Gilder Boathouse for Yale and the Pelkonen/Brooks residence.
Lecture and Reception
Thursday, March 26, 2009. 6:30 p.m.
Yale School of Architecture
180 York Street
New Haven, CT
Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes is on view through May 10, 2009.