Lecture by Stuart W. Leslie on "The Architecture of Apocalypse: Thinking About the Unthinkable in Style"

 

The Architecture of Apocalypse: Thinking About the Unthinkable in Style
Friday, August 16, 2019
6 p.m.: Reception
7 p.m.: Lecture
 
 
The Wende Museum and the Southern California chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH/SCC) welcome author Stuart W. Leslie, PhD, for a talk on “The Architecture of Apocalypse: Thinking About the Unthinkable in Style,” based on his contribution to the new anthology Laboratory Lifestyles: The Construction of Scientific Fictions. Leslie's essay on the aerospace and think-tank architecture of the Cold War explores the architectural legacy of local institutions, such as the Rand Corporation and Hughes Research Lab. At this event, Leslie will compare the architecture of three U.S. think tanks with three Soviet think tanks of the same era.

Stuart W Leslie, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Cold War and American Science: The Military-Industrial-Academic Complex at MIT and Stanford, is a dynamic speaker who makes the history of modern science, as told through architecture, accessible to everyone. His work is richly illustrated with archival photographs. Beginning at 6:00pm, a reception including refreshments will be provided in the museum courtyard. The reception is free and and is open to all registered guests, with the program to follow at 7:00pm.

 

This event is now at capacity.

To join the waitlist, please email info@wendemuseum.org.