Hyde Lecture: PEGGY DEAMER

Hyde Lecture: PEGGY DEAMER

By Kerry McCulloug...

August 28, 2019

The College of Architecture is excited to announce renowned activist Peggy Deamer, professor emerita of Yale University’s School of Architecture; principal in the firm of Deamer, Studio; and founding member and research coordinator of the Architecture Lobby, will be giving the first Hyde lecture of the season titled “The Work of Architectural Work” at 4 p.m., September 6th, at Richards Hall, room 15.

Deamer’s most recent work with The Architecture Lobby, known as the Bernie Sanders of Architecture, advocates for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline. They believe that the work architects do – aesthetic, technical, social, organizational, environmental, administrative, fidu¬ciary – needs structural change to be more rewarding and more socially relevant.

For this lecture, Deamer will examine the importance of understanding the nature of architectural work subjectively, institutionally and economically. She will also explore the work of activism and its importance in making our architectural work function better for ourselves and society.

She is also revered by her peers as the esteemed editor of several publications including Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present and The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design and the forthcoming Architecture and Labor. Articles by Deamer have appeared in Log, Avery Review, e-Flux and Harvard Design Magazine amongst other journals. Her theory work explores the relationship between subjectivity, design and labor in the current economy. Her design work has appeared in HOME, Home and Garden, Progressive Architecture and the New York Times amongst other journals. Most recently, Deamer received the Architectural Record 2018 Women in Architecture Activist Award.

This presentation is part of the College of Architecture’s 2019-2020 Hyde Lecture Series featuring speakers from across disciplines that are united under the common theme of “OUR WORK / YOUR WORK - Designing and Planning For Political Engagement”.

The college’s Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing, endowed, public program. Each year the college hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning that enrich the ongoing dialog around agendas which are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.

For questions, email Kerry McCullough-Vondrak at kerry.vondrak@unl.edu.