Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 6 – 7:30 pm

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Architecture is a spatial performance that can engage space-making and the idea of liberation as a spatial practice—much as Michel Foucault said that liberty is a practice. In this talk, Gooden explores how relationships between architecture and performance liberate otherness and challenge the hegemony of Western thought and cultural imagination.

Mario Gooden is a cultural practice architect and sole principal of Huff + Gooden Architects. His practice engages the cultural landscape and the intersectionality of architecture, race, gender, sexuality, and technology. Gooden is Professor of Practice at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation of Columbia University where he is a codirector of the Global Africa Lab.