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Judith Bing: Travels to the East

April 04, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6:30 PM
Mandell Auditorium: 33rd & Chestnut Sts.

For nearly 25 years Judith Bing has been traveling through the Balkans and Turkey researching vernacular architecture. She has traced a distinctive building element, the chardak, and drawn connections between her discoveries and those made by Le Corbusier 100 years ago during his famous voyage to the east. Prior to her retirement in 2010, Bing taught for 22 years in Drexel University’s Architecture Program, focusing on beginning design and vernacular and modern architecture. As Professor Emeritus, she continues her research with collaborator J. Brooke Harrington. She is a former ACSA Board Member and Annual Conference Co-chair. For 10 years she participated in the “Mostar 2004” summer workshops in Bosnia, exploring ideas for post-war urban and architectural revitalization.

Bing’s talk will be part of the Farajollah & Maryam Badie AARFA lecture series of the Department of Architecture + Interiors and takes place on Thursday, April 10th at 6:30 PM in the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts.).