A Conversation: Maya Lin and Swati Chattopadhyay

Event Date: 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Event Location: 

  • McCune Conference Room
  • Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
  • HSSB 6020

Event Price: 

Free Admission

Maya Lin (photo by Walter Smith)

A Conversation with Maya Lin and Professor Swati Chattopadhyay

Tuesday, January 31; 12:00 - 1:00 pm
McCune Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (HSSB 6020)

Join History of Art & Architecture Professor Swati Chattopadhyay in a conversation with architect and 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Maya Lin. This will be a great opportunity for students to experience an intimate dialogue with a world-renowned architect in a more informal setting. The event will conclude with a question and answer session.

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Co-presented by UCSB History of Art & Architecture and Arts & Lectures.

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Maya Lin An Evening with the Visionary Creator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Maya Lin
An Evening with the Visionary Creator of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monday, January 30; 7:30 PM
Campbell Hall

“[Maya Lin] has established herself as a model of what architecture can become in the hands of a woman unafraid to pursue a different path.”   New York Review of Books

Maya Lin burst into the public eye at age 21 after winning a blind competition with her controversial Vietnam Veterans Memorial, now considered one of the most important public works of our time. She went on to create many remarkable large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials such as the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. She is currently at work on What is Missing? – her final memorial – a tribute to the planet and its vanished and endangered species. Insightful and eloquent, Lin will reflect upon a stunning body of work that explores how we relate and respond to art and the environment and presents new ways of looking at the world.

Free for UCSB students with a valid ID, General Public: $25. Books will be available for purchase and signing.Facebook