On Tuesday, September 4, Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor welcomes faculty, students, alumni and friends for the Fall 2012 semester-opening event, where PennDesign faculty will present a selection of studios and courses that showcase the School’s interdisciplinary strengths. Shown: Gabe Martinez's "Advanced Topics: Photo-based Installation" will stimulate students to create photography-based works of art that break from traditional practices. - Read More.
Fall 2012 Lecture Series
PennDesign's Fall 2012 Lecture Series features a lineup of award-winning architects, urban planners, theorists, designers, and artists, beginning with Professor Emeritus John Dixon Hunt in conversation with his colleagues on A World of Gardens and concluding with Theaster Gates, artist and cultural planner. The symposium Making Space brings together a wide range of voices to challenge the accepted client-service-based format of professional practice in favor of modes that enhace and expand the cultural potency and agency of design - Read More.
Louis Kahn Collection at the Vitra Design Museum
Opening September 3 at the Vitra Design Museum, the retrospectiveLouis Kahn: The Power of Architecturepresents roughly 40 selected buildings and projects in the form of newly constructed and historic models, plans and original drawings, photographs and films. The exhibition is a cooperation of the Vitra Design Museum, the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam. - Read More