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Mario Gooden, “Dark Space”
October 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mario Gooden, principal and founder of Huff + Gooden Architects, will present a lecture titled “Dark Space,” as part of the LSU College of Art & Design’s Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture Series, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
Gooden’s practice is dedicated to the creation of architecture as an exploration of culture and knowledge. Gooden is an award-winning architect, and his firm’s work has been featured in journals and publications including Architect Magazine, Architectural Record Magazine, Metropolis, Wallpaper, The New York Times, Architecture & Urbanism (A+U), and ArtForum International Magazine. The works of Huff + Gooden Architects has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the International Exhibition of Architecture Biennale in Venice; the Netherlands Architecture Institute; the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.; and the Municipal Arts Society in New York. His firm is currently designing the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Gooden previously worked in the offices of Zaha Hadid in London and Steven Holl in New York.
Gooden is also a professor of practice at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) of Columbia University, where he is the co-director of the Global Africa Lab (GAL). Gooden’s work, writings, and lectures frequently examine art and architecture and the spatial politics of race, class, gender, and technology. His urban and cultural theory research was published at the Dubai Initiative’s Urbanism in the Middle East: A Search for New Paradigms in 2011 and Layered Urbanisms (Yale University, 2008). He is the editor of Global Topologies: Converging Territories (Columbia University, 2013). Gooden teaches advanced architectural design and theory at Columbia University, where his studios focus on global topics and cultural theory. He is a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. Gooden is the author of Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity published by Columbia University Press in 2016.
This lecture is free and open to the public.