A lecture by Peter Stec, sponsored by the AAC, Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund, and the Office of the Senior Vice-President and Provost, will be held Monday, March 23 in Curtiss 127 at 4:00pm.
“Proto-Urban Formations” proposes to look at urban patterns as opposed to static forms, in the tradition of “patter-seeing” presented at the interface of art and science by Gyorgy Kepes and developed in subsequent process-based architectural projects. It collects models of urban development sensitive to time and tries to extract from them ideas for productive “dynamic urbanisms.” Peter Stec holds a Diploma from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and an M.Arch degree from Princeton University. He is currently researching at Rice University as a guest professor on a Fulbright Advanced Research Fellowship. He is a registered architect in Slovakia and has worked for a variety of architecture firms, including Herzog & de Meuron, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Diller Scofidio, Coop Himmelblau, Asymptote Architecture, and Eisenman Architects. He has also served as the Architecture Department Chair at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, and has taught at SUNY Buffalo.