Satirist, educator, designer and author Keith Krumwiede presents the next Hyde lecture

Satirist, educator, designer and author Keith Krumwiede presents the next Hyde lecture

By Kerry McCulloug...

January 10, 2020

Keith Krumwiede

The College of Architecture is excited to announce Keith Krumwiede, dean of the Architecture Division at the California College of the Arts, will be giving the next Hyde lecture titled "Once Upon a Time in Another America” at 4 p.m., January 17th, at the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

For this lecture, Krumwiede will present some experiments in architectural storytelling, including selections from his book “Atlas of Another America: An Architectural Fiction”, a satirical assessment of the American Dream masquerading as a historical architectural treatise for a fictional, but uncannily familiar, suburban utopia called Freedomland.

Through the appropriation, exaggeration and reorganization of found forms, images and words, Krumwiede’s stories put forward a critique of both the American culture examining the myths and conflicting desires that shape the physical and political landscape, and the architecture culture lampooning its hubris and its often complicit relationship to power and privilege.

Krumwiede’s research explores the relationship between architecture and its cultural, social and political milieus. He is the author of “Atlas of Another America: An Architectural Fiction” (Park Books, 2016). Krumwiede’s work has been featured in the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennale and the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Triennial and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions. His projects, essays and experimental texts have appeared in Cartha, Drawing Futures, The Architect’s Newspaper, The Avery Review, Log, Praxis, Perspecta, 306090 and Domus.

An award-winning educator, Krumwiede has taught at UC Berkeley, MIT, NJIT, Yale and Rice. In 2018, he was the Arnold W. Brunner/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome.

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 that are paramount to the design disciplines and our graduates.