Lois Weinthal, chair and professor of Interior Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, presents the Pliable Lecture “Wrinkles and Folds” at 6:00 p.m. in Farish Gallery at Anderson Hall, Rice University, as part of the Spring 2020 Lecture Series.
Weinthal is chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research and practice investigates the relationship between architecture, interiors, clothing, and objects, resulting in works that take on an experimental nature. Her teaching explores these topics where theoretical discussions in seminars are put into practice in the design studio. She is the editor of Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory, co-editor of After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design with Kent Kleinman and Joanna Merwood-Salisbury, and co-editor of The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design with Graeme Brooker. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture. She has received grants from the Graham Foundation, Fulbright, and DAAD and has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally. Previously, she was Director of the Interior Design Program at Parsons The New School for Design and Graduate Advisor for the Master of Interior Design Program at The University of Texas at Austin.
She studied architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently holds the position of Honorary Professor at the Glasgow School of Art.
The Spring 2020 Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the Betty R. and George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund.
The Pliable lectures are organized by Associate Professor Dawn Finley and made possible through the generous support of Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts, the Humanities Research Center, Rice Architecture, and Rice Design Alliance.
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