Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture “Open Lecture Series”
24.09 Mario Carpo (London)
Mario Carpo is an architectural historian and critic, currently the inaugural Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Mario Carpo’s research and publications focus on the relationship between architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology.
Mario Carpo graduated from the University of Florence in 1983 with a degree in architectural history. He was a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute from 1984 to 1987, then an Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva. In 1993 Carpo received tenure in France, where he was first assigned to the École d’Architecture de Saint-Etienne, then to the École d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette. He has been a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 2009, and Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History at Yale University since 2010.
At the Open Lecture Series well-known architects, theoreticians, critics and urbanists from all around the globe give talks to offer fresh perspectives on architecture, design, urban development and critical thought.
The lectures are open to all students and professionals in the fields of architecture, urbanism and other spatial studies, as well as to the broader circle of those interested in the future of our living environment. The lectures are held in English and they are free of charge.
The lecture series is supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment.