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Fall Lecture Series Features Innovators Behind Archigram, Dream the Combine, Detroit’s Recovery Park, More

Fall Lecture Series Features Innovators Behind Archigram, Dream the Combine, Detroit’s Recovery Park, More

The series opens on Thursday, August 30, with a panel discussion organized by The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology on “Designing the Political Landscape.” The schedule includes explorations of architecture as a catalyst, the politics of modern memorials, and the impact of LGBTQ history on historic preservation. 

Unless noted otherwise, lectures take place at Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, and admission is free and open to the public. Information is subject to change; please visit the School’s online calendar of events or sign up for PennDesign’s e-newsletter to confirm details.

Thursday, August 30, 6:00pm
May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org
Barbara Brown-Wilson, Assistant Professor, Urban & Environmental Planning, University of Virginia School of Architecture
Billy Fleming, Research Coordinator, The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism & Ecology
Mark Gardner, Principal, Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects, Assistant Professor, Parsons The New School
Helen Gym, Member at Large, Philadelphia City Council
“Designing the Political Landscape”
Presented by The McHarg Center

Wednesday, September 5, 6:30pm
The EwingCole Lecture
Sir Peter Cook, Founder, Archigram
Presented by the Department of Architecture

Wednesday, September 12, 6:30pm
Jennifer Newsom & Tom Carruthers, Dream the Combine
“both, and”
Presented by the Department of Architecture

Monday, September 17, 6:30pm
Benjamin Bratton, Professor of Visual Arts & Director of the Center for Design & Geopolitics, University of California, San Diego
“Alphaville, The City Layer, and The New Normal”
Presented by the Department of Architecture

Tuesday, September 18, noon
Oliver Geden, Head of EU Research Division, German Institute for International & Security Affairs (SWP); Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar
“Effective Climate Action: The Case for Greenhouse Gas Neutrality”
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 220 South 34th Street
Presented by the Kleinman Center

Monday, September 24, 6:00pm
Bart Brands, Director & Founder, karres+brands
“The World Needs Gardeners”
Presented by the Department of Landscape Architecture

Tuesday, September 25, 6:00pm
Erica Kohl-Arenas, Faculty Director, Imagining America, University of California, Davis
“From Self-Help to Self-Determination: Radical Politics Off the (Non-Profit Industrial Complex) Grid”
Presented by the Department of City & Regional Planning

Tuesday, September 25, 6:00pm
Donna Graves, Public Historian
“Expanding Historic Preservation Practice: Lessons from LGBTQ Histories”
Presented by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30pm
Mabel Wilson, Professor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
“Memory/Race/Nation: The Politics of Modern Memorials”
Presented by the Department of Architecture

Thursday, September 27, 6:30pm
MFA Lecture Series
Sable Elyse Smith
Location to be announced
Presented by the Department of Fine Arts

Tuesday, October 2, noon
David Roberts, Energy & Climate Change Writer, Vox
“Climate Change & Policy”
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 220 South 34th Street
Presented by the Kleinman Center

Tuesday, October 9, 11:30am
Polyhedral Structures Laboratory
Masoud Akbarzadeh, Assistant Professor of Architecture, PennDesign
Pennovation Center, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue
Presented by Penn Praxis in conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia

Thursday, October 11, 6:00pm
Gary Wozniak, President & CEO, RecoveryPark
“RecoveryPark & RecoveryPark Farm: A Motown Example of How to Create Economic Growth and to Help Former Prisoners Re-enter Their Communities”
Presented by the Department of City and Regional Planning

Thursday, October 11, 6:30pm
MFA Lecture Series
Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art
Location to be announced
Presented by the Department of Fine Arts

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00pm
Arches Version 4 Information Session
Alison Dalgity, Senior Project Manager/Arches Project Manager, Getty Conservation Institute
David Myers, Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute
Annabel Lee Enriquez, Associate Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute
Presented by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation
Advance registration required

Wednesday, October 17, noon
Catherine Hausman, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Michigan; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economics Research; Kleinman Center Visiting Scholar
Karen Goldberg, Vagelos Professor of Energy Research, Department of Chemistry; Director, Vagelos Institute for Energy Science & Technology
“Finding Fugitive Methane Emissions in the Shale Gas System”
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 220 South 34th Street
Presented by the Kleinman Center

Friday, October 19, 2:00pm
Annual Carnot Prize Policy Lecture & Award Ceremony
Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Minister of Coal, Government of India
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 220 South 34th Street
Presented by the Kleinman Center

Monday, October 29, 6:30pm
Simon Kim, Associate Professor of Architecture, PennDesign
“Compound Beings, Other Natures”
Presented by the Department of Architecture

Tuesday, October 30, 6:00pm
Dr. Cameron Logan, Director of Heritage Conservation, School of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney
Additional Panelists to be Announced
Moderated by: Pamela W. Hawkes, FAIA, Practice Professor, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, PennDesign
“Change Over Time Dialogues: Design + Heritage”
Presented by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation

Wednesday, October 31, 6:00pm
Dr. Cameron Logan, Director of Heritage Conservation, School of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney
“Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington, D.C.”
Presented by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation

Wednesday, November 7, 6:30pm
Dorit Aviv, Lecturer in Architecture, PennDesign
“Beyond Surface”
Presented by the Department of Architecture

Friday, November 16, noon
GIS Day
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, 220 South 34th Street
Presented by the Master of Urban Spatial Analytics Program
Advance registration required

Monday, November 19, 6:00pm
Sean Burkholder, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture
Presented by the Department of Landscape Architecture
Advance registration required