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MacArthur Fellow Liz Diller to discuss architecture at Vassar, April 5

MacArthur Fellow Liz Diller, professor of architectural design at Princeton University, will be the Vassar College Media Studies Development Project Seminar speaker at 5:00pm on Thursday, April 5, in Taylor Hall (Room 203).

Vassar's Media Studies Development Project and the Art Department sponsor Diller's lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Since 1979, the team of Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio has challenged the boundaries and conception of architectural practice. Their work encompasses installations, stage-sets, and buildings that both employ and uncover the social, technological, and cultural forces that shape the built environment. Among their many acclaimed works are the 1986 set for the "Rotary Notary," the Capp Street Gallery installation "The withDrawing Room" (San Francisco, 1986), the video/surveillance installation "Para-site" (Museum of Modern Art, 1989), the award-winning "Slow House" (1991), the remodeling of the "Brasserie in Mies' Seagram Building" (New York, 2000), and the "Blur Building" (Neuchatel, 2001).

The work of Diller + Scofidio has been featured in numerous publications, including Flesh and, most recently, Architecture (June 2000).

For additional information, call the Art Department at (845) 437-5220. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings at (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, April 5, 2001