Architecture critic Ellis Woodman to visit as Poynter Fellow

Ellis Woodman, architecture critic for the Daily Telegraph UK and critic-at-large for the Architectural Review and Architect’s journal, will speak at Yale on Monday, Dec. 15 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Ellis Woodman

Woodman will take part in “Why can’t we talk about architecture: a conversation with Ellis Woodman, Keller Easterling, and Sam Jacob moderated by Jennifer W. Leung” at 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Yale School of Architecture. The event, co-sponsored by the Yale School of Architecture, is free and open to the public.

Woodman studied architecture at the Universities of Cambridge and North London. After seven years, he left the practice of architecture to write for Building Design magazine in 2003 and became its editor in 2010. He wrote a book in 2008 titled “Modernity and Reinvention: The Architecture of James Gowan,” and he contributes essays to publications on the work of leading European architects, including Peter Markli and Sergison Bates. In 2008 he curated the exhibition “Home/Away: 5 British Architects Build Housing in Europe” at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Currently, Woodman serves as the architecture critic for The Daily Telegraph and as the external examiner for the architecture school of the University of Newcastle. He also teaches history and theory at the Sir John Cass School of Art Architecture and Design at the University of Kinston. He also regularly appears on British TV and radio.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Janet Mock, Seymour Hersh, and Celestine Bohlen.

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