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2023 Summer Lecture Series: Neil Denari and Max Kuo

July 7, 2023, 12:30 PM

Friday, July 7, 12:30 pm, Perloff Hall/Decafe and Zoom

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to host its two Summer Programs (JumpStart and TeenArch) and its Summer Lecture Series this July, with Neil Denari and Max Kuo presenting on Friday, July 7. Join us in Perloff Decafe, or via Zoom.

Neil Denari is Professor at AUD and Principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects Inc., and a professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. Among his many awards is the Los Angeles AIA Gold Medal, received in 2011. His work has been included in many exhibitions, including solo shows “The Artless Drawing” in 2010 at Ace Gallery LA and “Aperiodic City” at T-Space in 2017 in Rhinebeck, NY. His work is permanently held by eight major museums around the world.

With NMDA, Denari works on building projects in North America, Europe and Asia. In 2012, NMDA won first prize in the New Keelung Harbor Service Building competition. Denari lectures worldwide and has been a Visiting Critic at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Rice, and UC Berkeley among other schools and was the Director of SCI-Arc from 1997–2002. He is the author of Interrupted Projections (1996), Gyroscopic Horizons (1999), Chromatopia (2015), Tower_Complex (2017), and MASS X (2018).

Kuo is a founding partner of the studio ALLTHATISSOLID and a Lecturer at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. Max has been a Visiting Critic at Syracuse University, MIT School of Architecture, Tongji University, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and several universities in Seoul. He has previously practiced in the offices of Reiser + Umemoto and Fernando Romero Enterprise and prior to entering architecture, Max was an artist-in-residence at the Whitney Museum, Independent Studies Program and Red Gate Gallery in Beijing.

Max’s recent writings and design practice explore pluralism in contemporary culture and the creative and paradoxical effects of digital networks on architectural form-making. Max’s writings have been published in architectural journals such as Log, Pidgin (Princeton), Thresholds (MIT), Mas Context (Chicago), and Pool (UCLA).

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