Wednesday and Thursday this week, third year graduate students will be in day-long discussions with this year's Baumer Visiting Lecturer, Toshiko Mori.
Toshiko Mori, FAIA is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, which she established in 1981 in New York City.
Mori's strong research-based approach to design has been commended in awards and invitations to lectures and exhibitions around the world. In the fall of 2005, her work was exhibited in "Renewing Wright" at the Heinz Architectural Center of the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. Her profile, "Postscripts: Building on Sacred Ground", appeared in The New York Times in May 2005. She has edited a volume on material and fabrication research, Immaterial/Ultramaterial, and is currently preparing her next publication: Textile Tectonic in Architecture. A monograph of her work, Toshiko Mori Architect, was published by Monacelli Press.
In 2003, Mori was awarded the Cooper Union Inaugural John Hejduk Award. In 2005, she received the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Medal of Honor from the New York City chapter of the AIA. She has served on the board of trustees of the Van Alen Institute and the Storefront for Art and Architecture, and has been an advisor to the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is currently an advisor to A+U Magazine and serves on the President's Council for the Cooper Union. She is Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Design.
As part of this event, tomorrow and Thursday, fellow KSA blogger Emma and myself will be live blogging the highlights of the discussions right here on Archinect. So, stay tuned.
If you have any questions for Toshiko, please post them in the comments, and we'll try to get them answered.
See you all tomorrow.