Open Lecture 24.April from 14-16- Alessandra Ponte "The Map and the Territory"
Alessandra Ponte is full professor at the École d’architecture, Université de Montréal. She has taught history and theory of architecture and landscape at Pratt Institute (New York), Princeton University, Cornell University, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, and ETH (Zurich). She has published a volume on Richard Payne Knight and the Eighteenth century Picturesque (Paris, 2000) and co-edited, with Antoine Picon, a collection of papers on architecture and the sciences (New York, 2003). For the last five years she has been responsible for the conception and organization of the Phyllis Lambert Seminar, annual colloquia on contemporary architectural topics. She organized the exhibition Total Environment: Montreal 1965-1975 (Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 2009) and recently collaborated to the exhibition and co-edited the catalogue of God &Co: François Dallegret Beyond the Bubble (London: Architectural Association, November 2011; Zurich: ETH, April 2012; Paris: ENSBA-Malaquais, September 2012). She is currently completing a series of investigations on North American landscapes for her forthcoming book Maps and Territories (London: Architectural Association, 2013).