NewSchool of Architecture & Design

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NewSchool of Architecture and Design Lecture Series Presents Ciro Najle Feb. 6

By NewSchoolSanDiego
Feb 4, '13 1:33 PM EST
Architect Ciro Najle will speak at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego Feb. 6, 2013. Photo courtesy of Ciro Najle
Architect Ciro Najle will speak at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego Feb. 6, 2013. Photo courtesy of Ciro Najle

NSAD Guest Lecturer: Ciro Najle

Lecture Title: Material Discipline

When: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at 7 p.m.

Where: 1249 F. Str., San Diego.  NSAD Auditorium

How: Free and open to the public. Seating priority given to NSAD students, faculty, alumni, board members. Members of the public are requested to RSVP to NSAD PR Manager Anna Cearley at or 619-684-8791.

About the Lecturer: Ciro Najle, director of General Design Bureau, is an architect practicing in Buenos Aires and a Design Critic at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the former director of the Landscape Urbanism Graduate Design program and Diploma Unit Master at the Architectural Association in London and has taught at architecture schools worldwide. He was awarded the Young Architect of the Year Second Prize in London (2001) and his work has been exhibited globally. (Source: General Design Bureau website) 

About the Lecture: Non-linear complexity in architecture is irreducible to the known post-modern models of indeterminacy. It actually involves the opposite drive at its core: the idea that determinacy, instead of critically attacked, can itself be embedded with self-differentiation and self-alienation, and must be managed with ever more complex forms of knowledge and with an increasingly sophisticated aesthetic sensibility. That is its strongest, yet often disregarded, relevance: to simultaneously overcome the dependence of architecture on ideology and its 'convenient' escape into indeterminacy. It confronts this agenda by means of a newly robust and self-enriching model of determinacy: a material discipline.

About NSAD’s Lecture Series: : NSAD’s lecture series brings inspiring and innovative designers and architects from around the United States and the world to campus as part of the school’s mission to enhance global design education opportunities for its students and the community. NSAD’s degree programs include digital media arts, construction management and architecture. A new interior design program is being offered in 2013-2014.

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