Lecture: “Loudspeaking Architectures”
LOUDSPEAKING ARCHITECTURES will present the research and practice of Deborah Garcia’s explorations of sonic architectures. From a singing warehouse to the exhalations of a library, Deborah will present a series of architectural stories that focus on our sensory, and aural, relationship to the built environment– pushing our senses, and conceptions, to higher, often surreal levels of hypersensitive listening.
About the Lecturer
Deborah Garcia is a designer, storyteller, and educator. She holds a Masters of Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelors of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She was a recipient of the Princeton University Butler Traveling Fellowship which took her to the corporate agricultural complex of the United States heartland where she was a resident at ARTFarm Nebraska, and was an invited participant for the 2019 Arctic Circle Expedition in the international territory of Svalbard, Norway. She was a co-curator of THE DRAWING SHOW at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in 2017 and curator of One Night Stand for Art and Architecture-LA in 2016. She was the Marion Mahoney Emerging Practitioner Fellow at the MIT Department of Architecture and teaches at the Yale School of Architecture. She is currently designing, wiring, soldering, testing, and experimenting with the integration of sound technologies into modes of architectural representation and space making. She is an explorer chasing and discovering ways of making space in the world, actively looking to create new imaginaries and develop her ability to craft escape plans from colonial fantasy futures.
Max Abramovitz Distinguished Lectureship