Michael Kimmelman is the longtime architecture critic of The New York Times. He is a bestselling author, teaches at Columbia University's school of architecture, and is the founder and editor-at-large of Headway, a new nonprofit initiative at The Times that will address large-scale global and national challenges.
Lecture title: Rewriting Architecture
As a critic and advocate, my function is to translate architecture for a broad public and to argue for its central importance in public debates around the environment, social justice, technology and culture. I will talk about my own path toward writing about the built world, the public square and the crucial role of design in shaping a better future.