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Canadian Centre for Architecture Lecture Series

From October to December 2010, the Canadian Centre for Architecture will present a lecture series examining the myriad of ways in which improvisational practices in both music and architecture impact and influence each other.

All presentations take place in the Paul Desmarais Theatre, Canadian Centre for Architecture.
1920, rue Baile, Montréal, Québec (map and directions here)

14 October 2010, 7:00 pm
Eric Lewis with Myra Melford, Stefan Smulovitz, Julie Trudeau and Lori Freedman
Discussion and Performance

28 October 2010, 7:00 pm
Architecture Is and Architecture Isn’t
Mabel O. Wilson Associate Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

25 November 2010, 7:00 pm
Virtu and Telos in Jazz Space
William Wesley Taylor
The American Institute of Architects, Associate Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture and Design, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

2 December 2010, 7:00 pm
Determining Boundaries
David Brown
Associate Director and Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

9 December 2010, 7:00 pm
Anti-monuments: Improvisation and Agency in Public Art
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Electronic artist

Please see the CCA's website for more information.

...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)