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This symposium, the first in a series envisioned to advance knowledge about urban conservation, explores the history of urban conservation thinking and practice in a wide range of social and historical settings.
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers, including PennDesign's Chairman of Landscape Architecture James Corner.
"The Architecture of Discourse: Publication & Publicity in Architecture" will examine the expanding range of venues for the production and promulgation of discourse, using the discipline of architecture as a case study.
Founding partner of KCAP Architects & Planners, in Rotterdam; chair of architecture and urbanism in the Institute for Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich; and a visiting professor at the Cities Programme of the London School of Economics.
“My aim is not to create particle-like works of architecture. I want to create a condition that is as vague and ambiguous as drifting particles. The closest thing to such a condition is a rainbow.” - Kengo Kuma
Celebrated Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi joins William Menking, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Architect's Newspaper, and Aaron Levy, Founder and Executive Director of Slought Foundation in conversation.
Robert Somol and Sarah Whiting co-authored "Notes around the Doppler Effect and Other Moods of Modernism," arguing against the idea of a "critical architecture" in favor of one that would be "projective."