Lily Chi Lecture
March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lily Chi, professor, Cornell University, will present a Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
Lily Chi’s teaching covers topics in contemporary design research, 18th to 21st-century theory and criticism, and architectural drawing/representation in western history. Her studios have investigated urban temporalities, 1:1 and the situational, film and formation, and questions of location/globalization in the contemporary city. Chi served as design editor for the Journal of Architectural Education from 2000–04. She is completing a writing project on city-building, war, and propaganda in 20th-century Saigon.
Chi received her BArch with high distinction from Carleton University (Canada), her M.Phil. in architectural history and theory from Cambridge University, and her PhD from McGill University. Her doctoral work examined the role of Enlightenment concepts of custom, nature, and history in the formation of a modern architectural discourse. These themes are developed in her current research on the “sites” of architectural work in a geographically expansive discipline.