Landscapes of Fulfillment: Jesse LeCavalier
This lecture will address some of the ways that logistics impacts the built environment and the ways that it might be engaged through design. Jesse LeCavalier will present aspects of his book, The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), as well as recent contributions to the Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism and to the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.
LeCavalier is an associate professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Daniel Rose Visiting Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Architecture. He was the recipient of the 2015 New Faculty Teaching Award from the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the 2010-11 Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in Cabinet, Public Culture, Places, Art Papers and Harvard Design Magazine and his essay, “The Restlessness of Objects,” was the recipient of a 2013 Core77 Design Award. LeCavalier’s installation “Architectures of Fulfillment” was part of the 2017 Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism. His project “Shelf Life” was one of five finalists for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.