Lecture Series: Chuck Crawford


Two Roosters and a Rabbit by Chuck Crawford

Join us for a special lecture by NewSchool’s very own Chuck Crawford, Associate Professor of Graduate Architecture.

“Two Roosters and a Rabbit” is an evolution and expansion of the paper “On the (im)Possibility of Reading” first presented at the 2015, 103rd Annual Meeting of the ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture), in Toronto, Canada.

This lecture focuses on a question that permeated the architectural debate of the 1980’s: “if, and if so, how can art and architecture communicate the artist’s intention?”

Drawing upon the writings regarding the Philosophy of Language by W.V.O. Quine (Ontological Relativity) and the related theories on the Philosophy of Art by Nelson Goodman (Ways of Worldmaking and The Languages of Art) the author proposes a third way to overcome the apparent difficulty of artistic communication.

About the Speaker: Chuck Crawford is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University; and earned a certificate from Ecole des Beaux-Arts Americanes in Fontainebleau, France. A licensed architect, Chuck has worked for Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Polyzoides and Moule, SOM, Richard Meier, and Safdie Rabines, and has taught at Woodbury University (Burbank), Southwestern Community College and NSAD.

When: December 2, 2015 at 7:00PM

Where: NewSchool Auditorium