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The Autonomous Future of Mobility

Saturday, November 7, 2020 | 11:00 AM

Virtual Event

Framed through the six themes of the upcoming Teaching Gallery exhibition, "The Autonomous Future of Mobility"—culture, signs, space, energy, speed and autonomy—assistant professors of Architecture Constance Vale and Shantel Blakely will discuss the historical consequences and future potential of automobiles, infrastructure and autonomous vehicle technology in the built environment. The conversation will focus on how these topics relate to the discipline of architecture as well as architectural education and practice. 

The program will include live closed captions in English.

This program is free, but registration is required. Register here >>

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Event Contact

Laura Foughty | lfoughty@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Constance Vale is a licensed architect, educator and director of the Factory of Smoke & Mirrors. Her experimental research practice speculates in the territory among architecture, art, theatre and digital media. She is an assistant professor of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis and has previously taught at Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Shantel Blakely is an architectural historian with additional experience in architecture (practice) and philosophy. Current projects include a series of essays on the poet/critic Herbert Read, a study of the Italian postwar architect Marco Zanuso, and a monograph on the architect Charles E. Fleming, Washington University's first African American graduate in architecture. 

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