UVa Lecture Series – Sean Lally, Assoc Prof at University of Illinois Chicago
Date(s) - 11/19/2018
Campbell Hall 153
Sean Lally is educated & trained as an architect and landscape architect. Lally’s work is a synthesis of two intense pressures on society today: humanity’s manipulation of the environment and the bio-engineering of the human body. Lally’s design works are experiments that report on potential futures ahead and embrace the belief that for humanity to live sustainably and responsibly, Earth’s environments, as well as the human body, will just have to artificially evolve together. His work speculates on the shapes and aesthetics of space including the social and political dynamics that will emerge when both the design of the environment and the human body are recognized as necessarily elastic for humanity to move forward. Lally received his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UMASS Amherst, his Masters in Architecture from UCLA and is a tenured associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the School of Architecture, Design and the Arts. Lally is the founder and host of Night White Skies, a podcast about design futures. He is the author of the The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come and recipient of the Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture.