PennDesign In Review - March 2012

Thu. 1 March

A look at the happenings at the School of Design.

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viaBooks Announces Dirt, Launch Events

Dirt (MIT Press, 2012), the newest from viaBooks, PennDesign's student-led publication, is now available with launch events scheduled in Chicago and Philadelphia and more to follow. Rooted in the landscape architect's perspective, Dirt views dirt not as repulsive but endlessly giving, fertile, adaptive, and able to accommodate difference while maintaining cohesion. - read more.

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MoMA PS1 Young Architect Program Win

The firm of Matthias Hollwich, Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design, has won MoMA PS1's Young Architects' Program. The winning design, Wendy, utilizes thousands of yards of fabric treated with Titania nanoparticles can treat air pollutants equivalent to removing 260 cars from the road. Emerging architectural talent from PennDesign, including former and current students, is well-represented on winning team. - Read more.

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Du Bois and Design

As part of the University's celebration of the intellectual contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois, Professor of Fine Arts Terry Adkins unveiled "The Philadelphia Negro Reconsidered, a suite of 18 Silkcreen Prints." Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Amy Hillier presented a board game and scenes from the documentary, "A Legacy of Courage: W.E.B. Du Bois and The Philadelphia Negro." - read more.

faculty news

  John Dixon Hunt examines A World of Gardens
  Terry Adkins to particpate in la Triennale de Paris 2012 
  Laura Wolf Powers on the Lower Schuylkill
  Q&A: Ariel Genadt and Japan's starchitect Kengo Kuma
  Mark Alan Hughes on energy reduction and prosperity

Ready-made: James Timberlake on affordable housing

faculty news

  Archives of Denise Scott Brown, MCP'60/MArch'65 and partner Robert Venturi now at Architectural Archives
  Michelle C. Holme, C’00, wins Grammy for Art Direction
  Alexa C. Viets, MCP'98 named Chief of National Park Service Centennial Office
  Anuradha Mathur, MLA'91 organizing follow up to In the Terrain of Water
  Alumni from across US hosting PennDesign "On the Road" events

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events calendar

Mar 1
Not Vital—PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture @ the ICA
Mar 4
PennDesign On the Road - Hosted by A. Eugene Kohn, AR’53, MArch’57 at KPF Associates London
Mar 12
Timothy Beatley— Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia
Mar 15
Neil Porter - Principal, Gustafson Porter
Mar 16
PennDesign viaBooks Dirt Launch
Mar 16
Graham Foundation viaBooks Dirt Launch Chicago
Mar 19
Work & Words: The Diana Center: Featuring Marion Weiss, Michael Manfredi, Kenneth Frampton and Barry Bergdoll in conversation
Mar 21
Christina Cameron - "The World Heritage Convention at 40" 
Mar 21
Paradigm Lecture Series: Joshua Mosley
Mar 23
PennDesign Career Connection Day - Hire our grads!
Mar 23
PennDesign On the Road - Hosted by James Corner, MFA/MLA’86 at JCFO New York
Mar 26
Integrated Product Design Lecture: Bill Moggridge - Director, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Co-Founder of IDEO
Mar 28
Matthew Day JacksonPennDesign Fine Arts Lecture
Mar 29
John Ochsendorf Associate Professor of Architecture, MIT
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