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The College of Architecture and Design will host visiting lecturer, Jerry van Eyck, founder and principal of !melk, on at 5:30 p.m. September 28. The lecture will take place in the Art and Architecture Building’s McCarty Auditorium, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard.

In his lecture, “Identity is not Imitation,” van Eyck will discuss how conscious and subconscious associations of place and mind influence the design process. He contends that ideas about, and expectations of, cities or places are not made exclusively in the physical space.  A person’s ideas about cities and places come from a combination of cultural viewpoints, media representations and socioeconomic constructions.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees can earn continuing education units. It will be streamed live here.

Other lectures in the Fall 2015 Robert B. Church Lecture Series include:

October 12—Wendell Burnette, Wendell Burnette Architects: Dialogues in Space

October 20—Brian Lee, Skidmore Owings and Merrill

October 21—Governor’s Chair Panel Discussion:  AMIE 1.0

October 26—Sean Lally, Weathers:  The Air from Other Planets

November 9—Tatiana Bilbao, Titiana Bilbao Estudio: Aftermath

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Amanda Johnson (865-974-6401,