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Architect Teddy Cruz to speak on ‘Border Urbanism’

Teddy Cruz, Guatemalan-born architect and founding principal of Estudio Teddy Cruz in San Diego, will speak on “Border Urbanism: Strategies of Surveillance, Tactics of Encroachment” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Shriver Center Heritage Room.

Cruz’s firm has been recognized in collaboration with community-based, non-profit organizations for work on housing and its relationship to an urban policy more inclusive of social and public programs.

Cruz was awarded the 2004-2005 James Stirling prize for a project exploring new urban strategies for the international border zone spanning San Diego and Tijuana. He has also received American Institute of Architects awards for low-income housing designs.

He is an associate professor in public culture and urbanism in the visual arts department at the University of California, San Diego.

The lecture, free and open to the public, is part of the Center for American and World CulturesUniDiversity program and is co-sponsored by the department of architecture and interior design with support from the department of geography, Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine, Etheridge Center for Reflective Leadership and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

For more information, call 9-7210.

Date Published: 09/14/2006
Volume: 26   Number: 5

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