Professor Delin Lai will speak in symposium at Harvard University

Professor Delin Lai will speak at the "Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium" to be held at Harvard University on October 12-13, 2017. Professor Lai will present his paper "Defining the Present Perfect Tense of I. M. Pei's Architectural Space" on three of I. M. Pei's projects in China and Japan.

"I.M. Pei (1917- ) remains one of the most celebrated yet under-theorized architects of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Though Pei’s six-decade career is mostly identified with his unwavering interest in cultural synthesis and the power of pure geometrical form, his work and methods of practice offer additional opportunities for investigating their dynamic intertwinement within multiple, consequential moments in the history of mid- to late twentieth century architecture, and their relationships with broader social, cultural, and geopolitical phenomena."

Seeking to reexamine Pei in the context of the architect’s 100th birthday year, the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will hold two link conferences "Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium" on October 12-13 (Cambridge, MA) and December 15-16 (Hong Kong), 2017.

Suzhou Museum designed by I.M.Pei

Picture: Suzhou Museum designed by I. M. Pei.