Woodbury University School of Architecture To Host Panel: Criticism in Architecture and Visual Arts

At San Diego Campus, Three Opinion-Shapers to Weigh in on State of Criticism

Online PR News – 12-October-2013 – San Diego, Calif. – SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Everyone’s a critic, but what about those who do it for a living? Do we need criticism? How has criticism changed in the digital age? Does it produce better architecture, art, and film?

These are just a few of the topics in play at Woodbury University’s upcoming Library South Series panel entitled "A Framework for Judgment: Criticism in Architecture and the Visual Arts." The event will be held on November 1 at the university’s San Diego Barrio Logan campus.

Among the panelists: Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic at the Los Angeles Times, Leah Ollman, art critic at the Los Angeles Times, and Robert Pincus, art critic and historian. The discussion, which will be moderated by university librarian Cathryn Ziefle, will also delve into such other questions as “What are the criteria for criticism?” “What is criticism’s role in education?” “How does one become a critic?” and “Should you trust the public as critic?”
WHAT: The Library South Series 1.1.1 entitled "A Framework for Judgment: Criticism in Architecture and the Visual Arts”

WHEN: Friday, November 1, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Woodbury University San Diego Campus, 2212 Main Street

PANEL: Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times
Leah Ollman, Art Critic, Los Angeles Times
Robert Pincus, Art Critic
Cathryn Ziefle (moderator)

Woodbury University School of Architecture is a network of hubs strategically sited within the Southern California megalopolis: Los Angeles, Burbank, Hollywood, and San Diego. Together, these sites form a critical infrastructure for architectural investigations. The school’s undergraduate and graduate programs in architecture and interior architecture train students as entrepreneurs, architect citizens, and cultural builders.

About Woodbury University
Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California. Woodbury offers bachelor's degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, along with an MBA program, Master of Architecture (MArch), Master of Science in Architecture (MSArch), and Master of Organizational Leadership. The San Diego campus offers bachelor of architecture, Master of Real Estate Development for Architects (MRED), and Master of Science in Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism degrees. Visit www.woodbury.edu for more information, and Reflections on Excellence, the new twice-monthly blog written by Woodbury University President Luis Maria R. Calingo, Ph.D.

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