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Agents of Architecture: Zoe Ryan

Agents of Architecture, an ongoing series of national and international talks curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation in partnership with the Irish Museum of Modern Art, aimed at expanding the practice of architecture.

The series of talks will continue with Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at The Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday, May 24th at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD.

Zoë Ryan is a British curator and writer. She is the John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her recent exhibitions include: “Fashioning the Object: Bless, Boudicca, and Sandra Backlund” (2012); as well as “Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention” (2011); “Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design,” (2010); “Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design” (2009); and “Graphic Thought Facility: Resourceful Design” (2008).

Prior to working at the Art Institute, Zoë was Senior Curator at the Van Alen Institute in New York where she organized numerous exhibitions including “The Good Life: New Public Spaces for Recreation” (2006) and wrote and edited books on the design of public space. Zoë is regularly called upon as a lecturer, critic, and juror, and her writing on architecture and design has been published internationally. She is the author of numerous articles and publications including “Building with Water: Concepts, Typology, Design” (Birkhäuser, 2010). Zoë is an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago and in the Art History Department at the School of the Art Institute where she teaches an interdisciplinary design seminar.

Please note that booking is essential for all upcoming talks. Booking lines will open separately for each event as it comes up in the calendar approximately a month in advance of each live event date.

Visit Irish Architecture Foundation for more information.

24 May, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD

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