Site Cycles: Workshops, Curation, Research and Teaching: Emerging Faculty Fellowship Lecture by Noémie Despland-Lichtert

Noémie Despland-Lichtert


4:30 to 6 p.m., Sept. 27, 2023

Join CAPLA faculty, staff, students and community members for our second annual Emerging Faculty Fellowship Lecture, featuring Noémie Despland-Lichtert, visiting assistant professor of architecture and Emerging Faculty Fellow.

"Site Cycles" will present Despland-Lichtert’s multidisciplinary practice investigating the cycles of change in the production of urban, infrastructural, built and natural landscapes. Through novel approaches to the topics of Site and Representation, it will discuss historical issues, the current moment and projections of possible futures. Overall, the lecture will offer a brief overview of Despland-Lichtert’s pedagogical methodology, previous professional work and ambitions for the CAPLA Emerging Faculty Fellowship.

Refreshments will be served.

About the Speaker

Noémie Despland-Lichtert (she/her) is an educator, designer and curator. Her research and scholarship encompass architecture, landscape, ethnic studies and public history, with a specific interest in fieldwork, landscape of resistances and site-specific histories. She is a co-director of Roundhouse Platform

Despland-Lichtert holds a Post-professional Master of Architecture from McGill and a Master of Curatorial Practices from the University of Southern California. Her professional experience includes working at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and in the Architecture Department of Getty Research Institute. Her previous teaching experiences include the University of Southern California, Otis School of Art and Design, Woodbury School of Architecture and Texas Tech University. She was also awarded the Teaching Fellowship at The School of Architecture (formerly known as Taliesin West).

Her work has been exhibited in Canada, Mexico, Germany and the United States and she has presented at conferences and lectured in Belgium, Canada, Germany, the United States and Mexico. Her scholarship has been widely published and she is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including by institutions such as Wikipedia, USC Special Collections, the University of Arizona, LA as Subject and the Graham Foundation.


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