Cal Design Lab, 494 Wurster Hall
Manil Suri, with presentations by Lesley Lokko (Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Shari Stone-Mediatore (Professor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University), will use Suri’s book and case studies to explore how fiction writing can inform design, through creative processes of translation across disciplines.
Shari Stone-Mediatore’s is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Case Western Reserve University. Her research centers on the politics of knowledge. She is the author of Reading Across Borders: Storytelling and Knowledges of Resistance (Palgrave Macmillan), and has lectured widely on the subject difference, pedagogy and research.
Lesley Lokko is a critic, novelist and architect based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture. She is editor of White Papers, Black Marks: Race, Culture, Architecture (Continuum Press and University of Minnesota Press) and the author of eight best-selling novels. She maintains continuous links with architecture schools in the UK and Africa, and has held numerous visiting appointments, including in South Africa (UCT, Wits) and Ghana (KNUST).
This lecture is sponsored by the Arcus Endowment, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley; Center for South Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; South Asians in Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; and Trikone –Bay Area.