Lecture: Inspiration in Architecture and the Arts

February 18th, 2011

Dariel Cobb, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Hartford, examines the role of inspiration and authorship in architecture and the arts on Friday, February 18 at 7 p.m. in the Essex Meadows Auditorium.

Her wide-ranging presentation on the nature of creativity will encompass the writings of 19th century painter Robert Henri, poet Gail Sher, and author Malcolm Gladwell, as well the design work, such as that by the Swedish firm Front.

Her talk, titled “Inspiration and Authorship in the New Millennium,” is part of the Essex Library’s Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, which is in its third year. Admission is free; please call (860) 767-1560 to register.

Ms. Cobb teaches architectural design and advanced design theory to graduate and undergraduate students. Her professional experience includes design and project management at Robert A.M. Stern Architects and at Arquitectonica. Previously, she was the Assistant Director of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, which works to expand knowledge about the history of women in architecture.

The next presenter in the series is landscape designer Louis Raymond, who conducts an illustrated and animated presentation on that perennial horticultural question “To be Formal – or Not to be Formal.” His talk is on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m..

Essex Meadows is at 30 Bokum Road in Essex.