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Map Office / Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix Give Public Lecture
Date Wednesday January 24
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
415-771-7020
http://www.sfai.edu
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Spring 2007 Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
7:30pm, free and open to the public

Centering on the question of how art can continually position itself within our geopolitical situation, the idea of public sphere becomes quintessential to creative activity. The spring program of public lectures by visiting artists and scholars at SFAI will investigate the key art world and societal debates of our current moment.

Thursday, January 24
Map Office / Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix

Map Office was founded in 1997 by Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix, French architects and town planners based in Hong Kong. Their practice is a collaborative research and design studio involved in cross-disciplinary projects that incorporate architecture and the visual arts, focusing on the socio-political aspects of contemporary architecture. Gutierrez is Assistant Professor at the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Portefaix is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Hong Kong University. Map Office is included in SFAI’s Walter and McBean Galleries exhibition, World Factory, January 26–April 14, 2007. http://www.map-office.com
Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 8th, 2007 11:04 AM
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