This Week at PennDesign - April 13, 2012

Fri. 13 April

A look at what's coming up at the School of Design.

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April 13, 2012

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Friday, April 13
FINE ARTS HAPPY HOUR

5:30PM, Morgan Building

Bring IDs and a thirst for art.

Tuesday, April 17
STRESS RELIEF DAY
9AM-7PM, Various

PennDesign Stress Relief Day's goal is to help Design students relax, recharge, and provide helpful hints to manage end of term stressors. Complete schedule here.

Wednesday, April 18
URBTRANS MEETING
NOON, Meyerson B3

Completing the spring semester’s recurrent theme, Charles Davies, P.E., will be speaking about the planning and engineering studies currently underway for the reconstruction of I-95. Mr. Davies is the Assistant District Executive for Design at PennDOT’s District 6 office in King of Prussia. Pizza provided, as always, and maybe some celebratory cake?

YVONNE FARRELL & SHELLEY MCNAMARA
6:30PM, Meyerson Lower Gallery
Co-sponsor: Turner Lecture Fund

The Directors of Grafton Architects come to PennDesign as part of the Spring 2012 Lecture Series.

Thursday, April 19
KRZYSZTOF WODICZKO

6:30PM, Meyerson B1 - NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION

Krzysztof Wodiczko (born 1943, Warsaw, Poland) has been creating site-specific slide and video projections both within galleries and using architectural facades and monuments as backdrops for nearly thirty years.

Friday, April 20
MUSA EARTH DAY: GIS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

11:30AM-4:30PM, Meyerson Upper Gallery

Join Penn Institute for Urban Research and the Masters of Urban Spatial Analytics to celebrate Earth Day with leaders in the field of GIS. This event is free and open to the public, please RSVP.

Monday, April 23
CARL POPE
6PM, Meyerson B3

The former Executive Director of the Sierra Club comes to PennDesign as part of the Spring 2012 Lecture Series.

URBAN DESIGN EDUCATION: TODAY AND TOMORROW
6:30PM, Meyerson Upper Gallery

Eric Mumford, Professor of Architecture, Sam Fox School, Washington University in St. Louis; Alex Krieger, Professor in Practice in Urban Design, Harvard GSD; Laurie Olin, Professor of Practice, PennDesign; and Evan Rose, Professor of Practice, PennDesign in conversation about the state of Urban Design Education..

Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28
CONSERVING THE CITY
Meyerson Hall

This symposium, the first in a series envisioned to advance knowledge about urban conservation, explores histories of urban conservation thinking and practice in a wide range of social and historical settings. The symposium proceeds from the hypothesis that urban conservation is a cross-cultural and trans-historical phenomenon of considerable moment and warrants greater research attention. 

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Friday, April 13
PENN IUR URBAN BOOK TALK:
ROBERT SAMPSON, “GREAT AMERICAN CITY: CHICAGO AND THE ENDURING NEIGHBORHOOD EFFECT”

3:30PM, Stiteler Hall, Room B26

Penn’s Department of Criminology and Penn IUR are hosting a lecture by Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences and Director of the Social Sciences Program at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

PENNDESIGN ON THE ROAD: BOSTON
6PM, The Union Club, Boston

Join Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Assistant Dean Richard Fitzgerald, alumni and friends for an update on the future of the School of Design.

PETER GREENAWAY WITH JEAN-MICHELE RABATÉ AND ALAN SINGER
6:30PM, Slought Foundation - 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Conversation and opening of Tulse Luper in Philadelphia. The project takes the form of a city-wide collaborative installation on the occasion of Peter Greenaway's visit to Philadelphia in April 2012, and has been organized in partnership with the Cinema Studies and Fine Arts Programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

Saturday, April 14
2012 APA CONFERENCE ALUMNI RECEPTION
7PM, JW Marriott Live - Los Angeles

Join City & Regional Planning Professor and Chair John Landis at a reception for Penn alumni and friends to catch up with old friends and hear the latest about this year's studios.

Wednesday, April 18 & Thursday, April 19
FINE ARTS SPRING CERAMICS SALE
10AM-4:30PM, Locust Walk & 36th Street

Spring Ceramics Sale - 30% of the proceeds support a Clay Scholarship for UPenn students/70% go to the artist (UPenn students, faculty and staff).

Wednesday, April 18
LOWER SCHUYLKILL MASTER PLAN CIVIC FEEDBACK SESSION
5:30PM, Richard Alan Charter School, 2601 South 58th Street
Presented by the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and PennPraxis.

These meetings will feature a presentation of the early ideas and recommendations for the Lower Schuylkill, which consists of 3700 acres of industrial land on each side of the Schuylkill River from the University Avenue Bridge to the Girard Point Bridge.

PENN IUR URBAN BOOK TALK:
RICHARD GELLES, "THE THIRD LIE: WHY GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS DON’T WORK"

5:30PM, Houston Hall, Golkin Room

Join us as we celebrate the release of Richard Gelles's book "The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don't Work - and a Blueprint for Change." Commentators include David Thornburgh, Executive Director, Fels Institute of Government; and Laura Wolf-Powers, Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning, School of Design.

Thursday, April 19
LOWER SCHUYLKILL MASTER PLAN CIVIC FEEDBACK SESSION
5:30-7:30pm, Marshall Labs, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Building B176
Presented by the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and PennPraxis.

NOTE
: Someone from the Executive Vice President’s Office at Penn will give a brief presentation on Penn’s development plans for Marshall Labs at this meeting.

These meetings will feature a presentation of the early ideas and recommendations for the Lower Schuylkill, which consists of 3700 acres of industrial land on each side of the Schuylkill River from the University Avenue Bridge to the Girard Point Bridge.

Friday, April 20
KRZYSZTOF WODICZKO AND THE "UNCITIZEN" 

In conversation with Orkan Telhan and Aaron Levy 
6:30PM, Slought Foundation - 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Who enables the uncitizen? How does one design relationships with the marginalized, and advocate for and work with them? How can the voice of the marginalized be embodied in culture—whether through aesthetic reflection, knowledge exchange, or the reallocation of resources?  Krzysztof Wodiczko is Professor of Art, Design and the Public Domain at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Cambridge, and has exhibited internationally over the past five decades. Orkan Telhan is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Emerging Design Practices, at PennDesign.  Presented in partnership with the PennDesign Fine Arts Department.

Through April 20
CHAI-NA/CHINA SIGNS
1-6PM, Thurs-Sat, Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Slought Foundation and the Department of Fine Arts at PennDesign announce Chai-na/China Signs, featuring artists Huang Rui and Ko Siu Lan. An installation featuring documentation of performance works by the artists, will be on display at Slought Foundation from March 16 through April 20. 

   
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PennDesign Community

Andreas Tjeldflaat and Greg Knobloch, MArch’12 candidates, have developed a proposal for a sky-scraping urban prison for a course at PennDesign taught by HWKN’s Matthias Hollwich.

Professor John Milner and instructor Christina Carter's historic preservation course featured in Penn Current!

Contribute to the display in the Meyerson lobby! Upload your art to JUNO: \\juno\Public\LobbyDisplaySubmissions

Brent Wahl, Lecturer in Photography, is being featured in the prestigious triennial exhibition series, A Closer Look, at Arcadia University. The exhibition runs through April 22, 2012.

 

 

 

 

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