ART NOW - Aaron Betsky Speaks Friday, Sept 14 at Noon in the Recital Hall

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Beyond the Man-Made World

Like it or not, the world we live in has been made by men. Not only has it been men who had largely decreed, designed, and constructed the human-made world, but their buildings reflect values we associate with masculinity. Within that world, women have been forced to make a world that focus on other values, but has a limited scope. Over the last few decades, our world has become more diverse, but the man-made world still dominates in all ways. That also means that the world of architecture and interiors is still split. How can we move beyond this inheritance of several millennia? Perhaps by looking at a third space, and at the history of what used to be called the “third sex” to see what contributions queer men and women have made to rethinking inside, outside, and their relation.


Aaron Betsky is President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin. A critic of art, architecture, and design, Mr. Betsky is the author of over a dozen books on those subjects, including a forthcoming survey of modernism in architecture and design. He writes a twice-weekly blog for, Beyond Buildings. Trained as an architect and in the humanities at Yale University, Mr. Betsky was previously Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006-2014) and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (2001-2006), as well as Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1995-2001). In 2008, he also directed the 11th Venice International Biennale of Architecture. His latest books, Making It Modern and Architecture Matters, were published last year.

The Department of Art and Art Now series would like to thank d.talks, Calgary, for their collaboration in making this presentation possible.

Room or Area: 

Free admission, everyone welcome!

Can't make it to campus for the lecture? Bring your lunch and catch it livestreaming at Casa (230 - 8 St. S., Lethbridge) in the ATB Financial Community Room!

For those in Calgary, catch it livestreaming in the Dutton Theatre on the 2nd Floor of the Calgary Public Library (616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary).


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