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Leslie Van Duzer

Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada

UBC Professor of Architecture, Leslie has led a nomadic career in North America, Europe and Japan. With five books published, she is now writing a monograph on Atelier Nishikata and a collection of letters on the art of deception in architecture. Committed to connecting academia and the community, Leslie co-edits the West Coast Modern Houses series, initiated and co-organizes the popular SALA-Urbanarium CityDebates, and is now planning a 2020 film series with VIFF featuring production designers.

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The Nomadic Academic

@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Whether a landscape, a building, a practice or a person, Leslie Van Duzer’s projects always begin with a fascinating encounter. Hear those stories as you walk down the West Coast of Denmark, visit Loos’s Villa Müller in Prague and his interiors in Pilsen, witness artists Serra and LeWitt respond to Mies’s architecture in Germany, enter the world of Atelier Nishikata in Tokyo, meet Rudolf Arnheim in Michigan, and tour a Vancouver treasure, all in 6 minutes 40 seconds.