UBC by Design

Bringing in elements of the art exhibit, Dr. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe sheds a different light on the major planning transformations that are currently underway at UBC, providing an eye-opening perspective on the changing face of the campus

Celebrate UBC’s Centenary with Professor Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, (Department Head of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC) as he takes a fresh look into the planning and architectural history of UBC revealing how knowledge is represented in the built-form.

Inspired by his 2008 summer art exhibit, (conducted with three graduate students, Andrew Witt, Jenni Pace and Aldona Dziedziejko) that analyzed how the campus came to be in its present form, from the physical layout of the endowment lands to the contentious issue of public versus private funding, Windsor-Liscombe exposes the disruptive nature of knowledge.

“This is a different take on the history of UBC that will bring many questions to the surface,” says Windsor-Liscombe. “It’ll be fun and reflective, without taking sides.”

Bringing in elements of the art exhibit, Windsor-Liscombe sheds a different light on the major planning transformations that are currently underway at UBC, providing an eye-opening perspective on the changing face of the campus.

“Thinking about the significance of planning and architecture raises very interesting issues about the organization of knowledge,” explains Windsor-Liscombe.  “How we put it together, the value we place on higher education and and how it is reflected in the buildings.”

Come experience the past, present and future of UBC from a new angle, with this captivating and visually stimulating talk – second in the Arts Mondays 08/09 free public speaker series.

The talk is free, but seats are limited.

Faculty of Arts website
http://www.arts.ubc.ca