Naomi Frangos, independent architect and educator, will present a talk exploring Isamu Noguchi’s cross-disciplinary practice with special attention to the theoretical and functional implications of his work through the lens of architecture.
Frangos was a co-curator of the 2019–20 exhibition In Search of Contoured Playground at The Noguchi Museum, and in 2020 led a seminar at Cornell University’s College of Art, Architecture, and Planning (AAP) on identifying Noguchi’s ideological concerns by uncovering thematic threads across the various categories of his built and unbuilt works, and used to re-imagine his models for unrealized proposals. The results of this course are documented in the digital feature Curating Model Behavior.
Frangos will share the lessons learned through her long-term engagement with Noguchi’s work, reflecting on how Noguchi used architecture, and the continued pedagogical and philosophical relevance of his practice in our contemporary moment.
The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes, with time afterwards for questions and comments. Live closed captioning is provided. Program times listed are EST (Eastern Standard Time). Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.