Michelangelo Sabatino lectures on Arthur Erickson in Regina

Michelangelo Sabatino delivers a pop-up public lecture on the architecture of Arthur Erickson on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Artful Dodger in Regina.

Arthur Erickson expanded the boundaries of design by merging architecture into landscape. By activating the landscape, Erickson established a dialogue between nature and artifice, between “natural” design and the willful manipulation of space. My lecture positions Erickson’s contribution to Canadian architecture from the 1950s through the 1980s within a broader international framework.

Michelangelo Sabatino (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor and Director of the History, Theory, and Criticism Program at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston. He is a critic, designer, teacher and historian. His research and teaching explore the intellectual history and material cultures of modern and contemporary architecture, design, landscape, and urbanism. Sabatino serves on a number of editorial boards, has participated in juries, and lectures regularly at universities in the Americas and Europe.

His award-winning books include Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy (2010) and, with Jean-François Lejeune, Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities (2010). He is currently completing a book, Arthur Erickson: Architecture into Landscape forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press and McGill-Queens University Press. Sabatino has recently co-edited by Linda Fraser, the exhibition catalogue Arthur Erickson : Layered Landscapes for Dalhousie Architectural Press.

The evening begins at 5:00pm with a cash bar, snacks and socializing, followed by the lecture at 6:00pm. The Artful Dodger is located at 1631 11th Avenue in Regina.

For more information on Michelangelo Sabatino, please visit www.michelangelosabatino.com. To learn more about the exhibition and book, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/uc_imagingservices_db/sets/72157637449873286 and http://tunspress.architectureandplanning.dal.ca/books/ae_book.shtml.