Athenaeum Library Book Arts Lecture


Joyce Cutler-Shaw Dialogues in Art & Architecture Series 2017


A Conversation About the US-Mexico Border, Tracing Its Aesthetic, Ecological, and Political Effects on Both Sides of the Partition

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30PM


Oscar Romo, Professor at the University of California, San Diego; Director of Alter Terra, a nonprofit coastal and marine ecosystem conservation organization based in Tijuana. He is an environmental scientist, inventor, public art activist, and former United Nations diplomat

Jake Matatyaou, Ph.D., Designer and educator based in Los Angeles, California; Professor at SCI-Arc architecture school

Robert Pincus, moderator


Cross Border Public Art & Design

Tuesday, April 4, 7:30PM


Howard Blackson, urban designer and community planner, San Diego

Einar & Jamex de la Torre, binational artists, glass artists

Robert Pincus, moderator


Since 1991,  Dialogues in Art and Architecture  has been a program of free public talks on the experimental edge of new art—particularly across disciplines—and architecture, addressing architectural design, urban planning, public culture, our changing ecology, and the artist’s perspective on these issues, as models of possibilities for the San Diego environment. The series consists of lectures by outstanding professionals of national/international reputation with art critic Robert Pincus as moderator. Previous participants have included architects Kisho Kurokawa, Raoul Bunschoten, and Julie Eizenberg; artists Allan Kaprow, Allan Sekula, and Martha Rosler; writers and social historians David Antin, Mike Davis, and Kevin Starr; and scientists such as Jonas Salk. The programs are underwritten by Joyce Cutler-Shaw and co-sponsored by the San Diego New School of Architecture, as well as the San Diego Council of Design Professionals, and the San Diego Architectural Foundation.


All Dialogues in Art & Architecture lectures are free