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Brooke Hodge lecture to discuss intersection of fashion, architectural design
Brooke Hodge lecture to discuss intersection of fashion, architectural designNovember 11, 2008Elaine Wackerowedwacker@syr.edu
Brooke Hodge, curator of architecture and design at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, will speak at the Syracuse University School of Architecture on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. in Slocum Hall Auditorium. The lecture, “Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture,” is free and open to the public.
Hodge will discuss the intersections between the two creative disciplines of fashion and architecture, from the 1980s to the present. She explores the ways in which the two practices share common conceptual underpinnings and how they have borrowed from each other tectonic strategies such as weaving, wrapping, folding, pleating, cantilever and suspension. Immediately following the lecture, she will sign copies of her book, “Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture” (Thames & Hudson 2006), in Slocum Gallery.
From 1991-2000, Hodge was director of exhibitions and publications at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where she also held the positions of adjunct curator of architecture at the Fogg Art Museum and assistant dean of arts programs at the Graduate School of Design. She has organized exhibitions of the work of architects Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Enric Miralles, Gio Ponti and Kazuyo Sejima; theater designer and artist Robert Wilson; car designer J Mays; and fashion designer Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons, among others.
Her most recent MOCA exhibition project, “Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture,” is currently on view at Somerset House in London. She is also working on a new exhibition of the work of Morphosis, which will open at MOCA in 2009.
Hodge is a contributor to Wallpaper and also writes “Seeing Things,” a bi-weekly design column for “The Moment,” The New York Times Magazine’s blog.
Syracuse University School of Architecture is the fourth-oldest program in the United States and is consistently rated among the top architecture schools in the country. In 2008, the school’s undergraduate program was ranked third in the nation by DesignIntelligence. For more information, visit http://soa.syr.edu.