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Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence - Perth Lecture

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On Beauty and Justice in Architecture.

“This lecture will discuss the important convergence of beauty and justice, ethics and poetics in architecture, both in practice and in education. This reflection is urgent in view of our complex political environment and the prevailing obsession with digital tools and formal novelty for its own sake.”

Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez


We invite you to a lecture by distinguished architect Dr. Alberto Pérez-Gómez, 2017 Droga Architect in Residence.

The lecture will be introduced by Foundation Board Member Janet Holmes à Court AC, and is presented in collaboration with the University of Western Australia.

Alberto holds the position of Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture. Founding Director of the post-professional M.Arch. and Ph.D., History and Theory of Architecture Option, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

Alberto has an extensive teaching background, and has published widely, including his most recent publications:

  • Attunement: Architectural Meaning after the Crisis of Modern Science, (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2016).
  • Timely Meditations, Selected Essays on Architecture 2 volumes, (Montreal: RightAngle International, 2016).
  • CHORA: Intervals in the Philosophy of Architecture volumes 1-7, series editor, co-edited with Stephen Parcell (Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2016). [Winner of a 1994 American Association of University Presses design award; vol. 5 selected in 2008 by the Association of American University Presses for public and elementary School libraries.]
  • Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2006).
  • Architectural Representation and The Perspective Hinge, co-author with Louise Pelletier, (Cambridge: The MIT Press 1997). [Winner of a 1998 Association of American University Presses design award.]

His numerous awards include the Alice Davies Hitchcock Book Award, 1983, granted by the Society of Architectural Historians for Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science. The publication was attributed as “the most distinguished work of scholarship in the history of architecture published in North America between Nov. 1, 1981 to Oct. 31, 1983.”


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