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Eleftherios Venizelos Chair Lecture

The Memory of Home Across the Aegean
Greek and Turkish Reflections on Loss

Eleftherios Venizelos Chair Lecture
by Eleni Bastéa, PhD
Regents’ Professor of Architecture
Director of the International Studies Institute, University of New Mexico

When: Monday, October 9, 19:00

Where: John S. Bailey Library, Upper Level

Organized by: Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts


Eleni Bastéa (2017-2018)

Eleni Bastéa was born and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a BA in art history from Bryn Mawr College (US), and a Master’s of Architecture and a Ph.D. in architectural history, both from the University of California at Berkeley. At the University of New Mexico (US), where she has taught since 2001, she is Regents’ Professor of Architecture and director of the International Studies Institute. Bastéa’s books include The Creation of Modern Athens: Planning the Myth (Cambridge University Press, 1999), co-winner of the London Hellenic Prize and a finalist for the Runciman Prize, also published in Greek (Libro, 2008, author’s translation); Memory and Architecture (University of New Mexico Press, 2004); and Venice without Gondolas, a poetry collection (Finishing Line Press, 2013). The recipient of several grants and awards, she lectures internationally on memory and architecture, cities and literature, and on modern Greece & Turkey. www.elenibastea.com