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Architecture and the Aesthetics of Reality
A lecture and discussion with Mark Foster Gage, Professor, Yale School of Architecture. Hosted by the Cal Poly Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design -- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Organized and moderated by CPLA_Metro Director Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD


Mark Foster Gage is an architect and theorist with expertise in the relationship between aesthetic theory and design. Since 2002 his New York City firm, Mark Foster Gage Architects, has combined the assets of a fully licensed architectural form with the use of emerging technologies for clients such as Lady Gaga, Intel, Google, Diesel, W Hotels, Samsung, and The Coachella Music Festival. Gage’s work was been exhibited in museums internationally including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the National Gallery of Art in Osaka, the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, the Frac Center in Orléans, the Niigata Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama, The Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, and the Venice, Beijing, and Prague Biennales. His work has been featured in most major architectural publications as well Vogue, Fast Company, Wired, USA Today, The New York Times, Surface, Vice, Surface. a twenty-five-page feature in A+U, and on PBS, Fox, and MTV.

Gage’s work is the subject of two monographs Mark Foster Gage: Projects and Provocations (Rizzoli, 2018), and Thought Through Form: The Work of Mark Foster Gage (Tongji, 2020). He authored the book Designing Social Equality: Architecture Aesthetics and the Perception of Democracy (Routledge, 2018), and has edited the books: Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses Across Art, Architecture and Philosophy (MIT, 2019), Aesthetic Theory: Essential Texts (Norton, 2012), and Composites, Surfaces and Software: High Performance Architecture, with Greg Lynn (Yale 2009).

May 14, 2020 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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