During the weekend of April 10th-12, 2014, Florida International University will host the 102nd Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Meeting.
The meeting will take place in Miami Beach. Its base will be at the Eden Roc Miami Beach, a structure designed by Morris Lapidus. As part of the ACSA Meeting, participants will experience workshops at FIU College of Architecture + The Arts’ Miami Beach Urban Studios. The Co-Chairs of the meeting are the College’s own John Stuart, Associate Dean of Cultural and Community Engagement and Professor of Architecture and Mabel O. Wilson, Associate Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.
This year’s theme for the ACSA Meeting is “GLOBALIZING ARCHITECTURE / Flows and Disruptions.” The meeting will focus on ideas of “place, power, and social responsibility” (acsa-arch.org) presented by Marshall McLuhan, communication theorist and intellectual. The meeting, taking place during the 50th anniversary of McLuhan’s literature Understanding Media, will relate these three elements to the field of architecture.