Lecture: Eric Mumford

April 11, 2018
6p reception, Kemper Art Museum; 6:30p lecture, Steinberg Auditorium

Fumihiko Maki (b. 1928), now one of the world’s most respected architects, taught architectural design at Washington University in St Louis from 1955 to 1962. During that time he was a member of the Japanese Metabolist group and had a substantial impact on American urban design education through his advocacy of the concept of Group Form. This concept developed from Maki’s efforts to consider how Collective Form, which he defines as “segments of the total form of the city,” could be designed in relation to paths of movement. In this lecture, "Maki, Metabolism, and Group Form: From Steinberg Hall to the Sam Fox School Campus, 1955–2004," Eric Mumford, Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, provides an overview of Maki’s graduate education and shows how his design ideas resulted in built projects such as the Sam Fox School campus.

In conjunction with the exhibition Transformative Visions: Washington University's East End, Then and Now.

Free and open to the public. View parking and access information here.

Image credits

Left: Steinberg Hall, 1983. Washington University Photographic Services Collection, University Archives, Washington University Libraries. Right: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2006. Photo by Robert Pettus.