February 5, 2008, 7 p.m., Vollum lecture hall
Designer and artist Lucy Orta invented “Refuge Wear,” “Body Architecture,” and “Nexus Architecture” (1992–2002). She was a founding member of the “Man and Humanity” Master in Industrial Design for the Design Academy Eindhoven (2002), and was invested as the first Rootstein Hopkins Chair at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London (2002–07). In 1993, Lucy Orta and her partner, Jorge Orta, founded their studio in central Paris. Lucy + Jorge Orta have exhibited their results of their collaborations in major contemporary art museums, including the Barbican Art Gallery, London; Modern Art Museum, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Boijmans Museum Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; as well as at the Venice, Havana, and Johannesburg Biennales. The lecture was sponsored by the Cafferio Family Trust, the Reed College art department, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.