The School of Architecture will host London-based architect Farshid Moussavi on Thursday, April 4, at 5:15 p.m. in Slocum Hall as its annual Einhorn Lecturer. Moussavi is a professor in practice in the Department of Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture.
Moussavi’s approach is characterized by an openness to change and a commitment to the intellectual and cultural life of architecture. In her lecture, titled “Architecture and Micropolitics,” she’ll argue that architecturally speaking, politics is about people’s attachment to buildings—how buildings alter what people see, hear and do in and around them. This is not a question that is settled in advance through representation, but has to be evaluated in its irreducible singularity each time.
Syracuse University Trustee and School of Architecture Advisory Board Member Steven Einhorn ’64, G’67 and his wife, Sherry Einhorn ’65 (EDU), established the Einhorn Lecture, an annual event at the school devoted to entrepreneurship in architecture, in 2014.