Yuval Yasky: Kibbutz
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM (CST)
Yuval Yasky, head of the architecture department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, will speak about his ongoing research on the Kibbutz movement in Israel. The lecture will present the evolution of the Kibbutz from its early days and the current struggle to preserve its unique qualities amidst processes of change and privatization.
Yuval Yasky (b. 1970, Tel Aviv, Israel) is a practicing architect based in Tel Aviv. He studied philosophy and art history at Tel Aviv University and architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has taught at the Technion in Haifa and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem where he is the head of the Architecture Department. He was the curator of numerous exhibitions, among them the Israeli pavilion at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale titled Kibbutz: An Architecture without Precedents (2010), Kibbutz and Bauhaus – Pioneers of the Collective (The Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, 2011), Architecture for the Community (Urban Center, Milan, 2011).
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Image: Craig Hodgetts, “Ecotopia,” 1978. Lead pencil and magazine cut out inlay, 14 1/2 x 17 inches. Copyright Craig Hodgetts. Courtesy of Hodgetts + Fung. Photo Joshua White.