Eric Mumford, the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture, will discuss "Josep Lluís Sert: The Architect of Urban Design" in an online lecture.
About Josep Lluís Sert
Josep Lluís Sert (1902–1983) was a Barcelona architect and leader of the Spanish CIAM (International Congresses for Modern Architecture) group, where he strongly supported the Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War 1936-39. After fleeing Fascist Spain in 1939, he moved to New York, Sert designed many urban plans for various Latin American cities from 1944-58, most of them unbuilt. He was also appointed Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969, where he introduced the discipline of urban design to the curriculum, which then had global impact. Beginning in the late 1950s, his firm Sert, Jackson designed major campus buildings in the Boston metro area and near Toronto, Canada, as well as many other works, such as the Eastgate housing on Roosevelt Island in New York City (1970).
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