Geoff Manaugh in conversation with Jeannene Przyblyski

Monday, October 3, 2011
7:30 PM

San Francisco Art Institute
Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco



Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG, an online publication containing interviews, book reviews, and researched facts focusing on architecture, landscape, and the built environment. He combines unusual forms of criticism, reasoned speculation, and science fiction into a unique literary form. A printed version was pub-lished as The BLDGBLOG Book (Chronicle Books, 2009). Manaugh is also a contributing editor at Wired UK, Archinet, and Urban Design Review and a former senior editor of Dwell magazine.

Along with Nicola Twilley, Manaugh organized and co-curated “Landscapes of Quarantine,” a design studio and exhibition at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture exploring isolated spaces, from Level 4 biocontainment labs to under-ground nuclear waste repositories. For the Nevada Museum of Art, he curated Landscape Futures, an exhibition concerning how planetary landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be utterly transformed by technology and design. The show is on view through February 12, 2012.

In addition to lecturing on a broad range of architectural topics at schools and museums around the world, Manaugh has taught design studios at Columbia University, the Pratt Institute, the University of Technology, Sydney, and the University of Southern California. Manaugh is the inaugural recipient of the Seed Fund Teaching Fellowship in Urban Studies, a residency at SFAI that includes this public pre-sentation as well as other workshops and classroom activities.

Jeannene Przyblyski is an artist and historian whose work includes scholarly publications on art, urbanism, photography, and new media, as well as conceptual and media-based site-specific artworks exploring history, ecology, and urban form. She is the Dean of Academic Affairs at SFAI and the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bureau of Urban Secrets, a covert visual arts and urbanism think tank.