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CONSTRUCTIONS AND LOCATIONS: Festschrift in Honor of David Leatherbarrow

Thursday, May 19, 2022 9:30amFriday, May 20, 2022 6:00pm
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Fisher Fine Arts Library, 4th Floor - Kleinman Center Apse, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Presented by the Stuart Weitzman School of Design of the University of Pennsylvania, the Department of Architecture, and the PhD Program in Architecture.

It is with much pleasure that the Weitzman School of Design invites you to a Festschrift in honor of Professor David Leatherbarrow, our colleague, teacher, and ACSA TOPAZ Medal winner (2020). Over two days, Constructions and Locations will celebrate the many highlights of an illustrious career dedicated to architectural education. It will offer its participants many opportunities to share in each other’s company and to engage in spirited dialogue on the practice of architectural theory. Invited speakers include Joseph Rykwert, Carlos Eduardo Comas, John Dixon Hunt, Marion Weiss, James Corner, Billie Tsien, Grace La and others.

Thursday May 19, 2022

9:30am: Coffee Reception
Join us for coffee in the Apse of the Fisher Fine Arts Library Building, 4th Floor (Forum of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy)

10:00am: Welcomes
Welcomes by Weitzman School of Design Dean Fritz Steiner, Architecture Chair Winka Dubbeldam, and Graduate Group Chair Franca Trubiano

10:30am: Beginnings
Presentations and conversation featuring the early years in London, by Juan Manuel Heredia, Homa Farjadi and Joseph Rykwert.

Juan Manuel Heredia will speak on “Essex School and its Relocation”

11:30am: Locations And Constructions Today And Tomorrow 1
Readings and interpretations of texts by Leatherbarrow offered by his colleagues and former students

1:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm: Book Discussions - Constructions
Readings and interpretations of texts by Leatherbarrow offered by his colleagues and mentors

4:15pm: Round Table Conversation - Constructions

5:00pm: Reception in the Architectural Archives

6:00pm: Keynote Addresses and Conversation: Locating Constructions with Marion Weiss and James Corner

 

Friday May 20, 2022

9:30am: Coffee Reception
Join us for coffee in the Apse of the Fisher Fine Arts Library Building, 4th Floor (Forum of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy)

10:00am: The Wandering Eye: Presentation by Billie Tsien

11:00am: Locations And Constructions Today and Tomorrow 2
Readings and interpretations of texts by Leatherbarrow offered by his colleagues and former students

12:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Book Discussions - Locations
Readings and interpretations of texts by Leatherbarrow offered by his colleagues and mentors

3:45pm: Round Table Conversation - Locations

4:30pm: Coffee Break

5:00pm: Closing Address by David Leatherbarrow

6:00pm: Closing Reception

 

https://constructionsandlocations.org/

 

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.