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Posted January 9, 2017
  • Clockwise from top left: Aki Sasamoto, A. Eugene Kohn, Dara Friedman, Steward Pickett, Carla Diana, Charles Renfro

Spring 2017 Lecture Series Opens January 18

Beginning Wednesday, January 18, PennDesign hosts more than 50 leading architects, artists, designers, planners, preservationists, and scholars in public lectures on the built environment and visual culture. Programs are organized by PennDesign’s graduate programs in Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Fine Arts, Historic Preservation, Integrated Product Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Spatial Analytics, and by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and PennPraxis.  

Except where noted, admission is free and open to the public, and events take place on the Penn campus at Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia. Times and locations are subject to change, and events are added throughout the year. To confirm event details, please visit www.design.upenn.edu/calendar. To sign up for emails about upcoming events, visit www.design.upenn.edu/signup. To receive a poster by mail, contact the Office of Communications at news@design.upenn.edu.
 
Continuing education credits are available for select lectures.
 
Wednesday, January 18, 6:30pm
A. Eugene Kohn, Chairman & Founder, Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF)
From Penn to Penn
Presented by Architecture
 
Thursday, January 19, 6:30pm
ICA, 118 South 36th Street
MFA Lecture
Dara Friedman
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Friday, January 20, 1:00 - 4:00pm
iDesign Seminar
Carla Diana, Lecturer in Integrated Product Design, PennDesign
How to Fail Early and Often to Achieve Success: Iterating and Prototyping and Refining Your Ideas 
Presented by Integrated Product Design
Space is limited; register online.
 
Monday, January 23, 5:00pm
Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street
The Unbanking of America
Lisa Servon, Professor of City and Regional Planning, PennDesign
Co-presented by City and Regional Planning, Penn Wharton, and Penn IUR
 
Monday, January 23, 6:00pm
Barbara Wilks, Founding Principal, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Brooklyn, New York
Recent Work
Presented by Landscape Architecture
 
Wednesday, January 25, 5:30pm
H+U+D Annual Public Lecture 
Alan Greenberger, Distinguished Professor and Fellow, Drexel University
Reflections on Romaldo Giurgola, My Guide and Mentor
Co-presented by H+U+D and PennDesign
 
Thursday, January 26, 5:30pm
Defining Public Interest Design
Terry Schwarz, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Kent State University
Barbara Brown Wilson, Confounder of Design Futures, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of Virginia
John Peterson, Founder Public Architecture, Curator of Loeb Fellowship, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Presented by PennPraxis
 
Thursday, January 26, 6:30pm
Spiegel Wilks Lecture
Jessica Stockholder, Artist and Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor, Chair of Department of Visual Arts, University of Chicago
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Monday, January 30, 6:30pm
Panel Discussion: Environmental Histories of Architecture
In celebration of the publication of Daniel Barber’s new book, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2016)
Daniel Barber, Assistant Professor of Architecture, PennDesign
Etienne Benson, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Society of Science, University of Pennsylvania
Daniela Fabricius, Lecturer, PennDesign, and Pratt Institute
Sophie Hochhausl, Assistant Professor of Modern Architecture, Boston University
Mark Wasiuta, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP
Moderated by Anna Vallye, Mellon Junior Fellow in Humanities, Urbanism and Design, University of Pennsylvania, and Assistant Professor in Art History and Architectural Studies, Connecticut College
Presented by Architecture
 
Thursday, February 9, 6:30pm
ICA, 118 South 36th Street
MFA Lecture
Geoffrey Farmer
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Monday, February 13, 6:00pm
Lisa Bates, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University, in conversation with Lisa Servon, Professor of City and Regional Planning, PennDesign
Equity in the Age of Trump
Presented by City and Regional Planning
 
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30pm
Decoding Design Competitions
Reed Kroloff, Principal, Jones Kroloff
Ken Lum, Professor and Chair, Fine Arts, PennDesign
Laurel McSherry, Associate Professor and Director, MLA Program, Virginia Tech
Don Stastny, Founder and CEO, StastnyBrun Architects
Moderated by Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor, PennDesign
Presented by the Office of the Dean
Space is limited; register online.
 
Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm
Tarna Klitzner and Nicola Irving, Cape Town, South Africa
Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading
Presented by Landscape Architecture
 
Thursday, February 16, 6:30pm
MFA Lecture
Ralph Lemon
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Friday, February 17, 1:00 - 4:00pm
iDesign Seminar
Leslie Mitts, Project Faculty, The Wharton School, and Founder and Managing Director, Trident Consulting Group Inc. and Akkadian Partners LLC
Developing Your Venture’s Economic Model for Growth, Profitability and Competitive Advantage
Presented by Integrated Product Design
Registration required
 
Monday, February 20, 6:30pm
Andrew Saunders, Associate Professor of Architecture, PennDesign
Baroque Topologies
Presented by Architecture
 
Monday, February 27, 6:00pm
Phil Berke, Professor of Land Use and Environmental Planning, Texas A&M University, in conversation with Allison Lassiter, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, PennDesign
Next Generation of Sustainability Planning
Presented by City and Regional Planning
 
Tuesday, February 28, 6:30pm
Praxis Dialogues: Preservation and the Public Good
Wendell Pritchett, Professor of Law and Education, Penn Law
Prema Gupta (MSHP’05), Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning and Real Estate Development, PIDC
Moderated by Randall F. Mason, Chair, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, PennDesign, and Executive Director, PennPraxis
Presented by PennPraxis
 
Thursday, March 2, 6:30pm
MFA Lecture
Aki Sasamoto
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Monday, March 13, 6:00pm
Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California, in conversation with Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor, PennDesign
Social and Environmental Justice
Presented by City and Regional Planning
 
Tuesday, March 14, 6:00pm
Film Screening and Q&A
Changing Face of Harlem
Shawn Batey, producer, filmmaker, and writer of documentary films and videos
Presented by City and Regional Planning
 
Wednesday, March 15, 12:00pm
Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Roger Stern, Faculty Fellow, School of Enery Economics, Policy & Commerce, Collins College Business, University of Tulsa
Co-presented by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and Perry World House
 
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30pm
Joel Sanders, Principal, Joel Sanders Architecture; Professor, Yale School of Architecture
From Stud to Stalled: Designing Identities 1996-2016
Presented by Architecture
 
Thursday and Friday, March 16 - 17
Keynote: Friday, 6:00pm; Panels: Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Design + Heritage Symposium
Co-presented by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation
 
Wednesday, March 22, 6:30pm
The EwingCole Lecture
Charles Renfro, Principal, Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, New York
Presented by Architecture
 
Thursday, March 23, 6:00pm
Steward Pickett, Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York 
Urban Crisis and Urban Opportunity: A Role for Ecological Knowledge
Presented by Landscape Architecture
 
Thursday and Friday, March 30 - 31
Landscape Dialogues: A Symposium
Presented by Landscape Architecture
 
Friday, March 31, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Preserving the Modern as Tradition Colloquium: Conservation and
Management Planning for George Nakashima’s Arts Building and Cloister, recipient of a 2015 Keeping It Modern Grant from The Getty Foundation
Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives, 220 South 34th Street
Co-presented by Historic Preservation and the Architectural Archives
 
Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm
The KPF Lecture
Followed by a Book Signing
Ben van Berkel, Founder and Principal Architect, UNStudio, Amsterdam/Shanghai/Hong Kong
Arnhem Station: A Station with a Twist
Presented by Architecture
 
Thursday, April 6, 6:00pm
Hossam Mahdy, Ph.D., Consultant on the Conservation of Built Heritage
Vernacular Built Heritage in the Arab Region
Presented by Historic Preservation
 
Monday, April 10, 6:00pm
Catherine Mosbach, Founder, Mosbach Paysagistes, Paris Soil, Air, Water Under Photons
Presented by Landscape Architecture
 
Monday, April 10, 6:30pm
Haresh Lalvani, Lalvani Studio, New York, and
Center for Experimental Structures, School of Architecture, Pratt Institute
Experiments in Meta-Shaping and Self-Shaping
Presented by Architecture
 
Thursday, April 13, 6:00pm
Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives, 220 South 34th Street
Exhibition Reception and Book Talk
The Company and (or) as the City: Architecture at Philadelphia Electric, 1900 - 1930
Aaron Wunsch, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation
Joseph E. B. Elliott, Lecturer, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, and Professor of Art, Muhlenberg College
Co-presented by Historic Preservation and the Architectural Archives
 
Friday, April 14, 9:00am - 6:00pm
(Re)Form: Framework, Fallout & Future of Women in Design
Presented by PennDesign Women in Architecture, a student-led initiative
 
Saturday, May 13, Time to be announced
Alumni Weekend Panel Discussion
Nature and Cities
Moderated by Frederick Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor, PennDesign
Co-presented by Development and Alumni Relations and Penn IUR
Registration required