New Media

  • Night White Skies
  • GRANTEE
    Sean Lally
    GRANT YEAR
    2019

Sean Lally, Night White Skies, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

Night White Skies is a podcast about architectures future as both Earth’s environment and our human bodies are now open for design. The hour-long conversations with guests each week foreshadow opportunities and repercussions for the discipline just on the horizon. The podcast engages a diverse range of perspectives on the subject, including philosophers, cultural anthropologists, policy makers, scientists, science fiction authors and designers. Each episode frames the guest’s research and perspective towards that of architectural discipline and the subject matter at hand.

Sean Lally received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, his master’s in architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a tenured associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the School of Architecture. Lally is the author of the The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come (Lars Müller Publishers, 2013), editor of Energies, New Material Boundaries (Academy Pres, 2009) and coeditor of Softspace, From a Representation of From to a Simulation of Space (Routledge, 2007). Lally has lectured worldwide and has been a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and Rice University. Lally is the recipient of the Young Architects Award from The Architectural League of New York and the Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in Landscape Architecture. Lally is the host of Night White Skies.