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Fall Lecture Series: "Buildings and Grounds in Transition" NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS DESIGN DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT U.VA. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

September 11, 2001--

WHO: Mark Robbins, director of design, National Endowment for the Arts

WHAT: Public lecture, "Critical Practices"

WHERE: U.Va. School of Architecture, Campbell Hall, Room 153

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m.

Artist, curator, author and teacher, Mark Robbins, will give a public talk -- "Critical Practices" -- at the University of Virginia School of Architecture on Friday, Sept. 21. Robbins will lecture on "Critical Practices" at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153. Robbins, design director at the National Endowment for the Arts, works to strengthen the presence of design in the public realm. Trained in architecture, anthropology and film, Robbins is on leave as an associate professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University where, from 1993 to 1999, he was curator of architecture at the Wexner Center for the Arts. His projects explore the complex social and political forces that contribute to the built environment. The recipient of the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, his work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad and is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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