|Title||Director of Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World's Fair?|
|Time||Friday, November 3rd @ 8:30 PM | Saturday, November 4th @ 2:45 PM|
|Description||Q&A after the screening of Face of a Nation: What Happened to the World's Fair?|
Mina Chow AIA, NCARB is Senior Lecturer at the USC School of Architecture where she teaches design, history, theory and practice. She is principal of mc² SPACES, a design/multi-media firm that focuses on creating content about the built environment.
Professor Chow is interested in expanding an awareness of design to the public realm. Her awards include the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the California Architectural Foundation, USC Architectural Guild, USC US-China Institute and the USC Ambassador's Fund. She has created films for USC, and the national and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects. Currently, she is finishing “FACE OF A NATION” a documentary about the erosion of America’s international image in the loss of the World’s Fair dream. In 2012, she was on the award-winning U.S. Pavilion team "Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good" at the Venice Architecture Biennale. She also created BRAVE NEW WORLD, a pilot about innovative architecture in the city of Los Angeles.
Professor Chow has worked for several innovative architecture firms including Eisenman Architects, and TsAO + McKOWN Architects in NYC. At UC Berkeley, she won the Peerless Award for Architectural Design, and was on the winning team for the Amerika Gedenkbibliothek International Library Design Competition. At Harvard University, she co-taught a graduate seminar with Diane Lewis and researched architectural theory with K. Michael Hays. She has collaborated on several design-media projects with the late Doug Michels of Ant Farm.
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