Between Vision and Viewpoint: Drawing As a Narrative Tool

Nov 9, 2021, 12:00 pm12:00 pm



Event Description

Matteo Pericoli

Between Vision and Viewpoint: Drawing As a Narrative Tool

How do we perceive the cities we live in? What shape do they have? How do windows frame our urban landscapes? And how does our own life journey affect what we see?

Speaker: Matteo Pericoli, architect, author and illustrator -  Class of 1932 Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of French and Italian

About the Speaker

Matteo Pericoli was born in Milan where he graduated from the Polytechnic School of Architecture.

In 1995 he moved to New York where he worked as an architect, illustrator, author, journalist and teacher. From 1997 to 2000 he worked at the architectural firm Richard Meier & Partners as the project architect for the Jubilee Church in Rome.

His drawings have appeared in various newspapers and magazines, both in the US and in Europe – including, among others, The New York TimesThe New YorkerThe ObserverLa Stampa and Bell’Italia. His articles have been published in various Italian periodicals. In 2007 he completed Skyline of the World, a 397-foot-long panoramic mural for American Airlines’ International Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

In 2010, Matteo founded the Laboratory of Literary Architecture, which he has taught, among other places, at Columbia University (New York); the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; the National Taiwan University (Taipei); the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara (Italy); the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin); the Scuola Holden (Turin); Southwestern University (Texas) and high schools in Maryland, California, Oklahoma and Turin (Italy).

Matteo taught architecture and illustration at Saint Ann’s School (Brooklyn, NY) for several years and held a Visiting Professorship at the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy), Faculty of Architecture, where he currently lives with his wife and daughter.

If you would like to participate, please contact Kelly Eggers ([email protected])for the zoom information.


The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Council and the Department of French and Italian.


If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please email Kelly Eggers at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.


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