Architecture After Las Vegas

This week, an international array of critics, architects and historians will convene at the Yale School of Architecture for Architecture After Las Vegas, a four-day symposium beginning January 21st. The event features lectures and panel discussions designed to consider the long-term impact of Las Vegas – as famously celebrated by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown – on design, urbanism and the architectural discourse.

Stanislaus von Moos will open the event with a lecture titled The City as Spectacle: A View from the Gondola on Thursday, 6:30 p.m. An author, art historian and architectural theorist, von Moos is the Spring term’s Vincent Scully Professor of Architectural History at the School of Architecture. Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown will deliver the keynote address, What Did You Learn?, on Friday, January 22nd at 6:30pm. Other speakers and panelists include Dan Graham, Peter Eisenman, Rafael Moneo, Mary McLeod, Beatriz Colomina, and many others.

I’m excited to add that on Sunday morning, I will be moderating an epilogue discussion with Denise Scott Brown. A Few More Words is an event that has been completely organized by students and planned specifically for students (despite the 10am scheduling) as a follow-up to a conversation held last October between the school’s Methods+Research class and Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown.

All events take place in Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York Street. The symposium is open to the public, but prior registration is required. To learn more about Architecture After Las Vegas, and to submit your registration, please go to the school’s website.