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Border Postcards: chronicles from the edge

Teddy Cruz, architect and founder of estudio teddy cruz, gives 2005's James Stirling Memorial Lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 3 November.

The James Stirling Memorial Lectures, established in 2003 by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and LSE Cities Programme, aims to create an international forum for the advancement of critical perspectives on the role of urban design.

Teddy Cruz, who is also an associate professor in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University, San Diego, researches urban phenomena at the border between the US and Mexico. By examining the particularities of this bicultural territory, he seeks to recontextualise global processes which produce more hybrid and flexible landscapes. Ideas and forms are drawn from existing physical and urban conditions and from patterns of occupation and interaction that can redefine the limits imposed by rigid zoning and planning laws.

Using architectural case studies, Teddy Cruz will address the bicultural characteristics of the international border region between San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico.

Professor Edward Soja, visiting professor of sociology at LSE and Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, will chair this event.

Border Postcards: chronicles from the edge is on Thursday 3 November at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

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CCA Presents the 2004-2005 James Stirling Memorial Lecture (2 Nov 05)
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in collaboration with the Cities Programme of LSE presents a lecture by Teddy Cruz on Thursday, 3 November 2005 at 6:30 pm in London.

24 October 2005