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Carnegie Lecture has architectural slant

World-leading architectural theorist Professor Beatriz Colomina will deliver the University’s second Carnegie Lecture.

The lecture will examine radical architectural practices in the second half of the twentieth century.

The event is part of a ten-year initiative promoting international discourse in the arts.

Leading speakers

The Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series will be delivered annually - from 2013 until 2023 - by a leading international speaker that will help to inform and critique art and creative practice.

Professor Colomina, from Princeton University, New Jersey will deliver her lecture, Towards a Radical Pedagogy, in the Edinburgh College of Art Sculpture Court on Thursday 20 November, 2014.

During her lecture, Professor Colomina will look at how architectural practice was affected by global events such as the Cold War and the Vietnam War.

Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series: Professor Beatriz Colomina

Tickets are free, but booking is essential.

Thursday 20 November 2014, 6.00pm

Thursday 20 November 2014, 8.00pm

Sculpture Court, ECA, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF

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Marking Carnegie centennial

Funding for the lecture series was provided as part of the centennial celebrations of Carnegie Corporation of New York, created in 1911 - one of the many institutions and organisations established by the Scottish-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Steel magnate Carnegie donated much of the wealth he generated by to help improve society, with a particular focus on education.

This also led to the foundation of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland in 1901.

It is a privilege to host this series of events commemorating the enormous contribution Andrew Carnegie made to higher education in Scotland. By allowing the University access to key arts practitioners and researchers, the lectures will allow us to develop and enhance the research culture of Edinburgh College of Art as a whole, and contribute to a wider global arts agenda.

Professor Chris BrewardPrincipal of Edinburgh College of Art

Scotland-wide endeavour

The lecture series continues with separate events taking place at the Universities of St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen throughout 2014 and 2015.

As well as giving a public lecture, each speaker will take part in a number of student workshops, seminars and one-to-one meetings with staff and students.

Commemorative materials

Following her visit, an interview with Professor Beatriz Colomina will be podcast and available online.

A publication will also mark the visit to form a distinctive series of commemorative materials to mark the Scotland-wide endeavour.