Communiqué lecture series: Teddy Cruz

Monday, 06 May, 6:30 p.m.
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Community Shed (model by Estudio Teddy Cruz)

Talk. Free entry
University of Auckland

Monday 6 May - 6:30pm
Communiqué is organised in conjunction with the School of Architecture and Planning at The University of Auckland and presented in association with the 5th Auckland Triennial If you were to live here...

Teddy Cruz has a humane vision for metropolitan areas across America. Asserting that architects can be designers not just of form but also of political processes, he seeks to break down physical and cultural barriers – mixing wealthy and poor, old and new, public and private. Renowned for his urban research on the Tijuana-San Diego border, he works on traditionally overlooked poor, minority and immigrant communities and spaces – and has transformed California border neighbourhoods and New York communities by creating affordable, quality housing and public infrastructure.

In 2008 Cruz represented the US in the Venice Architecture Biennial and in 2010 was part of the important exhibition Small Scale: Big Change New Architects of Social Engagement at the Museum of Modern Art. In 2011 he was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Visionaries Award. Teddy Cruz is currently a professor in public culture and urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at The University of California, San Diego, and the co-founder of the Center for Urban Ecologies.

University of Auckland

20 Symonds street, Auckland
The University of Auckland Engineering Lecture Theatre, 439

6.30pm
The University of Auckland Engineering Lecture Theatre, 439
ashlin.raymond@auckland.ac.nz
09 373 7599 ext. 81682
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