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Spring Lecture: Virginie Lefebvre-Picon

French Modernity, Between Fascination and Criticism 1950-2018

Virginie Lefebvre Picon is a French architect and urban designer. She is professor of History and Architectural Culture at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville and has previously taught in Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris –Malaquais. She has been a visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and Ecole d'Architecture de Versailles. Virginie is the author, and editor of numerous books and articles, among others: La Grande Arche de la Défense, Co-written with F. Chaslin, L'Architecture en Construction, co-written with C. Simonnet and is the editor of Les Espaces Publics Modernes. She has equally consulted as a designer/ urbanist in critical projects such as the Grande Galerie de l'Evolution, Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Architecture and LA&RP Departments.

Virginie Lefebvre Picon lecture poster