Giuliana Bruno & Alice Friedman – Modern Architecture, Media, and Gender

Wednesday, April 3, 2019–6:00 PM
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy
Conversations - 2019 - Giuliana Bruno and Alice Friedman

Wong Kar-wai, film still from 2046, 2004

This event is part of the series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: The Body.

How does modern architecture construct and “screen” body space? How do material relations show on surfaces, from faces to façades? Discussing the representation of surface space in architecture and media, this conversation, moderated by John Ochsendorf, will touch on walls, screens, masks, and projections, both literal and figurative.

Giuliana Bruno is Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University and 2019 Louis Kahn Resident in the History of Art at the American Academy in Rome. Alice Friedman is Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art at Wellesley College and 2019 Rea S. Hederman Critic in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. John Ochsendorf (2008 Fellow) is Class of 1942 Professor of Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the American Academy in Rome.

The event will be held in English. Watch it live at

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is the 2018–19 season sponsor of Conversations/Conversazioni: From the American Academy in Rome.