At its best, design has the capacity to be a revelatory act, shedding light upon truths which would otherwise remain unknown. On May 11, PennDesign will REVEAL the truths that it has unearthed throughout the 2011 - 2012 academic year. Join the PennDesign community to celebrate the opening of the End of Year show “Reveal” and send off the Penn Design’s newest graduates and mark the end of another great year. Stop by for BBQ, music and more as we enjoy the rewards of another year completed successfully! To RSVP, please click here.
The Fine Arts graduating seniors have installed an exhibition of their senior thesis work. All media are represented including animation, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation, film/video, design, and photography.
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean of PennDesign & Chair, PennPraxis
Alex Krieger, Professor in Practice in Urban Design, Harvard GSD
Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants
Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer & Loeb Fellow, Harvard University Harris Steinberg, Adjunct Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning
Over the past decade, PennPraxis has achieved remarkable success in reinvigorating city planning in Philadelphia. With its landmark Civic Vision for Central Delaware which engaged more than 4,000 Philadelphians to its Green2015 plan, PennPraxis has had a lasting impact on the city and the region. Join us as we celebrate PennPraxis’ accomplishments and look at what lies ahead for this unique, academically-based design practice. To RSVP, please click here.
Join us for an opportunity to engage Laurie Olin, Stephen Kieran, and OLIN Partner Susan Weiler, MLA'83 in a discussion of the U.S. Embassy (London) project, the Dilworth Plaza project, and the relationship between architecture and landscape architecture. To RSVP, please click here.
Sunday, May 13 AWARDS CEREMONY 4pm, Furness Plaza, next to Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street
The School of Design will present awards and honors to our deserving students. Our special guest speaker for the Awards Ceremony is Barton Myers, MArch'64, President, Barton Myers Associates. A reception will follow the ceremony. To RSVP, please click here.
Graduates, alumni, and honored guests are cordially invited to attend the awarding of diplomas. Ken Greenberg, Architect and Urban Designer and Principal, Greenberg Consultants Inc. will be the featured speaker. For more information on the Luncheon and Commencement, please click here.
A celebration of Julie Saecker Schneider, Undergraduate Director of Fine Arts, who is retiring this semester. Artifacts, Massacres, and Dinner Parties is on display May 18 to June 22, Monday-Friday (Saturday by appointment).
Dirt (MIT Press, 2012) presents a selection of works that share dirty attitudes: essays, interviews, excavations, and projects that view dirt not as filth but as a medium, a metaphor, a material, a process, a design tool, a narrative, a system. 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. This dirty perspective sheds light on social connections, working processes, imaginative ideas, physical substrates, and urban networks. Join Marilyn Jordan Taylor, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, along with Dirt managing editor Cathryn Dwyre and designer K. T. Anthony Chan for a lively discussion about the newest book from viaBooks, PennDesign’s student-led publication.
Public Service Announcements
Through Sunday, May 13 Academic Regalia Pick Up for Graduating Students
Academic regalia will be available for pick-up on the second level of the Penn Bookstore through May 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Regalia must be returned to the Bookstore by 12 noon Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
For those that are unable to attend on Monday, we have arranged for the ceremony to be recorded and posted online with 48 hours of the event. Please visit www.design.upenn.edu/news for more information.
University of Pennsylvania School of Design 102 Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104