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"Sensate Fields," a lecture by Hadrian Predock, partner of predock_frane architects, Los Angeles

WHEN: 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 8

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


In his lecture, Predock will explore a "new materialism," which is currently emerging as a powerful model for architects to re-evaluate the status of architecture as a matrix for the complex interaction of forces. The affective - or sensate - realm which lies in the "immaterial" side of things is increasingly becoming a valid way to evaluate, understand and experience architectural space, he says.

He will explore the supposition that the current generation could be described as a kind of "bridge gap" generation - one that was educated with one foot in the analog and one in the digital. As a result, it tends to seek out and exploit the strengths of both.

This lecture is the fourth in the Summer 2009 Architecture Lecture Series "Sensing Space: Immateriality in Architecture." Speakers in the lecture series will investigate the immaterial - light, sound, air, smell, etc. - in architecture as a means of identifying various phenomenal and experiential potentials that contribute to the way in which one conceives of space.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Luis Boza, assistant professor of architecture and planning, at 202-319-6861 or


To cover the event contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in CUA's Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

School of Architecture and Planning