Dakota Jackson Master Class Lecture Series to feature Gwendolyn Wright

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.

Dakota Jackson is the honorary chair of furniture design and is teaching a yearlong Master Class in Comparative Design at SCAD Savannah. The three-quarter program will address the full spectrum of design, from critical theory and studio practice to cultural relevance and literacy.  Author and scholar Gwendolyn Wright will be the featured speaker on Sept. 25, and her discussion will be streamed live through the SCAD eLearning Virtual Lecture Hall.

Topic: 'Creativity and the Arts'
Wright will address theories of creativity and innovation in culture and neuroscience as well as cultural differences and hierarchies. The lecture will explore originality, borrowing and adapting as modes of learning and themes of "the model" as prototype, ideal and tool for study.

Wright is professor of architecture at Columbia University where she became the first woman to receive tenure in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Wright earned M.Arch. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She is also host of the long-running PBS series "History Detectives." Wright was honored with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Getty Center and the Society of Architectural Historians. Author and editor of several books, her most recent publication "USA" is part of Reaktion Books’ international series, "Modern Architectures in History."

The event is free and open to the public.

Email questions to Danira Ibarra-Beckmann.