Léa-Catherine Szacka, architectural historian, to lecture at Kent State University Florence CAED.
Architectural historian Léa-Catherine Szacka, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Form, Theory and History, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), will be at Palazzo Vettori on Tuesday November 8, 2016 lecturing on “Exhibiting The Postmodern: The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennal”, as part of the “Theories of Architecture” course.
Szacka holds a PhD in History and theory of architecture from the Bartlett, University College London. Her thesis “Exhibiting the Postmodern” (forthcoming, Marsilio, 2016) looked at the presentation and representation of architecture in exhibitions, the post-1968 institutionalisation of architecture, as well as the postmodern debate in Europe and America.
Szacka has lectured and published widely on postmodern architecture and has acted as editor, with Charles Jencks and Eva Branscome, for the 2011 re-edition of The Post-modern Reader. Alongside postmodern architecture, Szacka’s work focuses on architecture exhibitions. She has contributed to two journal’s special issues on the question (Log20, 2010 and OASE88, 2013), a book (Exhibiting Architecture, Lars Müller, 2014) and has organized a major symposium at the Centre Georges Pompidou in early 2014 (in the aftermath of which she is co-editing a special issue of the Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne, fall 2014).
In 2014, Szacka presented Effimero: Or the Postmodern Italian Condition, a contribution to Monditalia exhibition at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. More recently, she acted as project manager for the After Belonging Academy, an educational forum organized by AHO as part of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale’s core program.