Sylvia Lavin


Sylvia Lavin

Sylvia Lavin is Professor of Architectural History and Theory at UCLA, where she was Chairperson from 1996 to 2006 and a frequent visitor at Harvard University¹s GSD. Currently, she is Visiting Professor of Architectural Theory at Princeton University's [http://www.princeton.edu/~soa/ School of Architecture] . A leading figure in current debates, Lavin is known both for her scholarship and for her criticism in contemporary architecture and design.

Lavin is known for her scholarship -- she has been a Fellow [http://www.getty.edu/research/scholarly_activities/annual_themes/1989-1990.html] and a Scholar in Residence [http://www.getty.edu/research/scholarly_activities/annual_themes/2004-2005.html] at the Getty Research Institute -- and for her criticism in contemporary architecture and design. Her next book, The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity will be published by MIT in 2009 and she is working on a series of exhibitions on design culture of the late 1960s. She is an editor of Crib Sheets, a compilation of polemical writings and sound bites on current buzzwords issued by Monacelli press and her Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture was published by the MIT Press in 2005.

She was a key participant at the Televisuality Symposium at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on April 11, 2008.

Publications

*The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity (MIT Press, forthcoming)
*Crib Sheets: Notes on the Contemporary Architectural Conversation (Editor) (Monacelli Press, 2005)
*Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture was published (MIT Press, 2005)
*Quatremere de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture (MIT Press, 1992)

External links

*http://www.aud.ucla.edu/


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