Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Geoff Manaugh in conversation with Jeannene Przyblyski
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 7:30pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG, an online publication containing interviews, book reviews, and researched facts focusing on architecture, landscape, and the built environment. He combines unusual forms of criticism, reasoned speculation, and science fiction into a unique literary form. A printed version was published as The BLDGBLOG Book (Chronicle Books, 2009). Manaugh is also former senior editor of Dwell magazine, a contributing editor at Wired UK, and co-director of Studio-X NYC, an urban futures think tank run by Columbia University's GSAPP.

Along with Nicola Twilley, Manaugh organized and co-curated "Landscapes of Quarantine," a design studio and exhibition at New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture exploring isolated spaces, from Level 4 biocontainment labs to underground nuclear waste repositories. For the Nevada Museum of Art, he curated Landscape Futures, an exhibition concerning how planetary landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be utterly transformed by technology and design. The show is on view through February 12, 2012. 

In addition to lecturing on a broad range of architectural topics at schools and museums around the world, Manaugh has taught design studios at Columbia University, the Pratt Institute, the University of Technology, Sydney, and USC. Manaugh is the inaugural recipient of the Seed Fund Teaching Fellowship in Urban Studies, a residency at SFAI that includes this public presentation as well as other workshops and classroom activities.

Jeannene Przyblyski is an artist and historian whose work includes scholarly publications on art, urbanism, photography, and new media, as well as conceptual and media-based site-specific artworks exploring history, ecology, and urban form. She is the Dean of Academic Affairs at SFAI and the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bureau of Urban Secrets, a covert visual arts and urbanism think tank that promotes art and political interventions in city life.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook.

SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs—a component of which is the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series—are supported in part by the Grants for the Arts /San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Seed Fund Teaching Fellowship in Urban Studies is supported by the generosity of the Seed Fund.