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Resisting Gravity: A lecture from John McMorrough

John McMorrough, University of Michigan

Thu, 2/1 · 6:00 pm8:00 pm · Betts Auditorium

School of Architecture

John McMorrough is an architect and writer who explores the relationship between contemporary culture and design methodology through architecture’s extended field of practices. In addition to buildings, his writing engages with complementary media such as installations, films, and other structured narratives. As a partner at studioAPT (Architecture Project Theory), he also works on design projects at the scale of buildings, graphics, and situations. His writing and design work have been featured in Perspecta, Threshold, Log, Volume, Praxis, MAS Context, and Flat Out. Most recently, he contributed to the architectural journal OASE (2023) and the book Fulfilled: Architecture, Excess, and Desire (AR+D Publishing, 2022).

McMorrough is currently a Professor of Architecture and Interim Chair of the Architecture Program at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He has taught design and theory at Harvard University, Yale University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He received his Ph.D. in Architecture and his M.Arch. with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Lectures made possible by the Jean Labatut Memorial Lectures in Architecture and Urban Planning Fund.

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