LECTURE: TEDDY CRUZ AND FONNA FORMAN

This lecture is the keynote lecture for the Michigan Mellon Symposium.

Friday, March 11th // 6PM

Teddy Cruz is a Professor of Public Culture and Urbanization in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. He is known internationally for his urban research on the Tijuana/San Diego border, advancing border neighborhoods as sites of cultural production from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing, and civic infrastructure. Recipient of the Rome Prize in Architecture in 1991, his honors include representing the US in the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award in 2011, and the 2013 Architecture Award from the US Academy of Arts and Letters.

Fonna Forman is Associate Professor of Political Theory at the University of California, San Diego and founding Director of the UCSD Center on Global Justice. She is best known for her revisionist work on Adam Smith, recuperating the ethical, social, spatial and public dimensions of his political economy. Current work focuses on climate justice in cities, on human rights at the urban scale, and civic participation as a strategy of equitable urbanization. She is presently Vice-Chair of the California Climate Solutions Group, and serves on the Global Citizenship Commission (advising UN policy on human rights), for her expertise on social and economic rights.

Cruz & Forman direct the UCSD Cross-Border Initiative, and are principles in Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, a research-based political and architectural practice in San Diego. Their work emphasizes urban conflict and informality as sites of intervention for rethinking public policy and civic infrastructure, with a special emphasis on Latin American cities. From 2012-13 they served as special advisors on Civic and Urban Initiatives for the City of San Diego and led the development of its Civic Innovation Lab. They are presently co-investigating a Ford Foundation-funded study on citizenship culture in the San Diego-Tijuana border region, in collaboration with Antanas Mockus and the Bogota-based NGO, Corpovisionarios.

https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2016/03/11/lecture-teddy-cruz-an...
Building: Art + Architecture Building
Room: A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning / University of Michigan, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2069
734-764-1300

Related Links:

Teddy Cruz
Professor, UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts
http://visarts.ucsd.edu/faculty/teddy-cruz
http://estudioteddycruz.com/

Center for Urban Ecologies
UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts
http://visarts.ucsd.edu/center-urban-ecologies-sme-building-402-and-404-0

Image detail is courtesy of Estudio Cruz + Forman

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