In conjunction with the Association for Public Art and the DesignPhiladelphia Festival, PennDesign is pleased to welcome Richard Sommer, Dean of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, in conversation with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, creator of the interactive public art project Open Air. Ken Lum, Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Fine Arts Program and noted public artist himself, will introduce and Penny Balkin Bach, Artistic and Executive Director of the Association for Public Art will moderate.
Thursday, October 4 HELEN MIRRA 6:30PM, Institute for Contemporary Art
Works on view include a remarkable series of recent photographs by Betsy Manning as well as rare original drawings by figures such as Louis I. Kahn who contributed to this important and underappreciated architectural legacy.
Going to the 2012 ASLA Annual Meeting in Phoenix? Join David Gouverneur, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and other PennDesign faculty & alumni at a reception to celebrate our ALSA Award winners and catch up with Edmund Hollander, MLA'83, who will be signing his new book, Private Oasis.
Studio visits to: Bernard Tschumi Architects, Foster + Partners, LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis), Perkins + Will, Rockwell Group, Rogers Marvel Architects, Snøhetta, SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), and WORKac (WORK Architecture Company). Panelists include: Mitch McEwen, SUPERFRONT and A. Conglomerate; Peter Pesce, FXFOWLE; and Stacie Wong, Peter Gluck and Partners Architects Registration in addition to the day’s program includes a twelve month League student membership, giving you free admission to nearly all League programs including upcoming lectures with Steven Holl, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Wang Shu, Alvaro Siza, and many others, as well as our member-only, monthly First Friday office open houses.
Tuesday, October 2 BUILDING KAHN: THE FDR MEMORIAL AT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK Roosevelt Island, NY Registration Closed
Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor and William Whitaker, Curator of the Louis I. Kahn Collection at the University of Pennsylvania Architectural Archives and Kroiz Gallery, offer an exclusive preview and sunset tour of Kahn's last building site.
Tricia Treacy, a graphic design and printmaking instructor in Fine Arts, has initiated an international collaborative type and print project. Part art project, part utopian visionary action, The Vista Sans Wood Type Project is an unsinkable love affair with technology in service to art and art as a vehicle for the possibility of a collaborative community.
Looking at the experimental, speculative, and strange work of designers who manipulate the moving image as a design process:Simon Kim, Assistant Professor of Architecture, in conversation with Mariana Ibañez of IKstudio and Harvard GSD, and John Hong and Jinhee Park of SsD Architects. Moderated by Alicia Imperiale.