Architecture Faculty Lecture: Shantel Blakely

December 7, 2020
6p CST

Assistant professor Shantel Blakely will deliver an online lecture titled Zanuso vs. Mangiarotti: The Soul of a Joint. Marco Zanuso (1916–2001) and Angelo Mangiarotti (1921–2012) were architects who practiced in Italy after World War II and were known in part for their concrete buildings. Through a comparative analysis of projects, Blakely will venture a characterization of each architect's architectonic sensibility by reference to design details such as the manner of transition from beam to column or joist and the orientation of the joint to the architecture's decorative aspect.

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About Shantel Blakely

Shantel Blakely, assistant professor of architecture in the Sam Fox School, 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. Blakely's essays and translations on architecture have appeared in Domus, AA Files, Avery Review, PLOT, and other journals.

Prior to joining the faculty at the Sam Fox School, she was public programs manager at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she co-curated the exhibition Happening Now: Historiography in the Making (2016) and organized numerous lectures and conferences. She holds a PhD in the history and theory of architecture from Columbia University, an MArch from Princeton University, and an MA in Philosophy from Tufts University.