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Farshid Moussavi

Join us in welcoming Farshid Moussavi who will be giving the second annual Scroope Lecture.

The lecture series, which celebrates the Department’s journal Scroope, was inaugurated last year by Professor Anthony Vidler. This year, Farshid Moussavi will present her lecture titled Architecture, Aesthetics and Micropolitics.

Farshid Moussavi RA is an architect, principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She was previously co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), recognised as one of the world's most creative design firms, integrating architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture in a wide range of projects internationally. Educated at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University College London and Dundee University, Moussavi has taught and served as External Examiner in academic institutions worldwide. She has been a Royal Academician since 2015, and a trustee of the London Architecture Foundation and the Whitechapel Gallery in London since 2009. She has published three books, The Function of Ornament, The Function of Forms, and the Function of Style based on her research and teaching at Harvard.

This event is organised by Scroope: The Cambridge Architecture Journal in collaboration with ARCSOC. Scroope 26, as well as past issues, will be available for cash sales before and after the lecture.

The 27th issue of Scroope, on the theme Order; Disorder, will be published in July 2018.

Friday, 27 April, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:30
Event location: 
Auditorium, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, CB3 0SH