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On Pattern-Thinking: A Conversation on R. Buckminster Fuller

February 13, 2020 · 6:00 pm-7:30 pm · Betts Auditorium

School of Architecture

A discussion on R. Buckminster Fuller with Daniel López-Pérez and Lars Müller with Stan Allen, Jesse Reiser, and Jaime Snyder. Opening reception for the exhibition, R. Buckminster Fuller, Pattern-Thinking, to follow immediately after.

Daniel López-Pérez (Madrid, 1973) holds a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University and is an associate professor and founding faculty member of the Architecture Program at the University of San Diego. López-Pérez is the author of R. Buckminster Fuller, Pattern-Thinking (Lars Müller Publishers, 2020) and edited Fuller in Mexico / Fuller en México! (Arquine, 2015) and R. Buckminster Fuller: World-Man (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013), awarded Design Book of the Year 2013 by Architect magazine.

Lars Müller (Oslo, 1955 and a Norwegian citizen) has been based in Switzerland since 1963. After becoming a graphic designer in Zurich, extended travels, and a one-year assistant position with designer Wim Crouwel in Amsterdam, Müller established his studio in Baden/Switzerland in 1982. In 1983 Müller published his first book and, as Lars Müller Publishers, has produced some 600 titles to date.

Lars Müller is a passionate educator and has taught at various universities in Switzerland and in Europe. Recently, he taught as the Regents’ Professor at UCLA. Müller frequently serves on academic and competition juries. From 2009 to 2015 he was a member of the jury of Design Preis Schweiz. Müller was the international president of AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale from 2013 to 2015.

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