The School of Architecture at the College of Design presents The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984. The film and Q&A with director Diana Agrest will take place Monday, April 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Woodward Hall in the Gatton College of Business.
The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984 presents the creation and existence of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) in the architectural, cultural and political climate of the time – from the anti-War riots, the Women’s Movement to the Paris May ’68 revolution and the crime-ridden and bankrupt New York City of the ‘70s – through rich and abundant footage portraying the period. IAUS, founded in 1967 with close ties to The Museum of Modern Art, was the most important American and International center of architectural debate and development of new critical ideas.
Following the film screening, a panel of architects will discuss how the Institute influenced the history and theory of architectural education and the impact on architectural design throughout the world.
The event is free and open to the public. AIA credits are available.