Please join us Thursday, June 3, at 4:30 pm CST for Persian Circle! Please note the change in time.
This week, we are joined by Professor Nasrin Seraji! Nasrin Seraji (AA DIPL FRIBA) is an architect and educator, currently a full professor of Architectural Design at University College Dublin. Prof. Seraji has taught at many architecture schools, including The Architectural Association, Columbia University, and Princeton University. She has served as Dean of École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, Professor and Head of Department of Architecture at Hong Kong University, Professor and Head of the Institute for Art and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, as well as Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Cornell University.
Prof. Seraji’s practice and research concentrates on collective housing as well as new models of urbanism which she calls ‘Integrative Architecture.’ She is the co-director of the endowed “New Towns Lab” with Alain Chiaradia at HKU.
Her Book and Exhibition Housing Substance of our Cities (Éditions du Pavillon de l'Arsenal, 2007) is a critical view on one hundred years of collective housing in Europe; it traces and superimposes the conditions in which collective housing was produced and contributed to the foundation of modern European cities. Her co-edited book, From Crisis to Crisis: Debates on Why Architecture Criticism Matters Today examines how reading, writing, and criticism can address the urgent issues faced by architecture today.
Prof. Seraji has lectured widely in Europe, North America, Asia, and South Africa. She is a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and an Officer of the Order of “Arts et Lettres” in France.
Her talk is titled, “Mashq-i Shab; Naqsh-i Jahan."