“The Largest Building Stone in the World”: On the Naturalization of the Architectural Canon since 1945

Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location: 
010 East Pyne
Audience: 
Open to the public
Speaker(s): 

Lucia Allais, associate professor of architecture, was a member of the 2008-2011 Society of Fellows cohort and a lecturer in the Department of Architecture. Her talk will narrate how two postwar movements, one for cultural preservation and another for nature conservation, came together with modern architects and evolutionary biologists to produce a new, hybrid kind of global cultural site. She will focus on Lebanon, home to both “the largest building stone in the world” and “the longest continuously inhabited city in history”.