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PennDesign Fall 2015 Lecture Series Announced

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PennDesign is pleased to announce the Fall 2015 Lecture Series, featuring a range of award-winning architects, urban planners, theorists, designers, and artists.

Except where noted, all lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design's  Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Continuing education credits are available for select lectures. 

Please note times and locations are subject to change. Contact the respective department or visit www.design.upenn.edu/calendar for the most current information.

9/2
Mark Foster Gage
Recent Projects, Giant Lizards, Object Oriented Philosophy, Stupid Diagrams, Kitbashing, Mjolnir, Interactivity, Mario Bros, Styrofoam, Aesthetic Theory, Robot Legs, Transdisciplinarity and Laser Cats
Principal, Mark Foster Gage Architects, New York, NY and Assistant Dean, Yale School of Architecture 
6:30PM

9/8
The Woof & Warp of Sustainability
B.D. Wortham-Galvin
Assistant Professor, Portland State University
6:00PM

9/14
Gary Hilderbrand
Visible | Invisible
Partner, Reed Hilderbrand; Professor in Practice, Harvard GSD
6:00PM

9/16
Hervé Descottes
Working with Light
Principal, L’Observatoire Interational Inc, New York, NY USA
6:30PM

9/24
Melinda Moulton
The Power of Naivete - The Re-development of the Burlington, Vermont Waterfront
Chief Executive Officer, Main Street Landing
6:00PM

9/28
Iñaki Echeverria
Soft Infrastructure / Design Engineering
Director & Founder, Iñaki Echeverria & Asociados, Mexico City
6:30PM

9/29
Keith Bowers
“Restoring the Future: What exactly does this mean in a rapidly changing world?”
President, Biohabitats
6:00PM

10/1
Torbjørn Rødland
Visiting Artist
Fine Arts Lecture Series
Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art
6:30PM

10/5
Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs
Larry Beasley
Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia & Founding Principal, Beasley and Associates
Jonathan Barnett
Emeritus Professor of Practice, PennDesign
6:00PM

10/15
Heather Rowe
Visiting Artist
Fine Arts Lecture Series
Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art
6:30PM

10/26
In conversation: from Fine Arts to Product Design
Sara Baldwin
Founder, New Ravenna Mosaics
Kevin O’Brien
Founder, Kevin O’Brien Studio
6:30PM

10/28
Rob Rogers
The Impact of Small Things
Partner, Rogers Partners Architects+UrbanDesigners, New York, NY
Book: Learning Through Practice, ORO 2014
6:30PM

10/29–10/30
SYMPOSIUM: Urban Parks and the National Park Service of the Future
6:00PM Keynote Session on 10/29
All Day Symposium on 10/30
Co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Northeast Region/National Park Service

11/4
THE EWINGCOLE LECTURE: Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi
PUBLIC NATURES: Evolutionary Infrastructures
WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape Urbanism, New York
Book Information: PUBLIC NATURES: Evolutionary Infrastructures
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
6:30PM

11/9
Mario Carpo
The New Science of Data: Simulation, Optimization, and Structural Form-Finding
Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory, The Bartlett, UCL, London 
6:30PM

11/11
Jacinta McCann
Recent Work
Executive Vice President, AECOM, San Francisco
6:00PM

11/12-11/13
SYMPOSIUM: City Futures
Keynote 6:30PM on November 12. All day symposium on November 13

11/16
Hitoshi Abe
Recent Works, Corridor and Informality
Architect; Chair, UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design; Principal, Atelier Hitoshi Abe Sendai/Los Angeles
6:30PM

11/17
David Myers
The Arches Project
Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute
6:00PM

11/19
Panel discussion led by Professor Carolyn Adams, Temple University
From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia
6:00PM

11/23
Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey
Recent Work
Directors, O'Donnell + Tuomey, Dublin, Ireland
6:30PM

12/2
Dirk Sijmons
Recent Work
Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture
TU Delft, The Netherlands
6:00PM

12/3 –12/4
SYMPOSIUM: Historic Preservation in Contemporary China
6:00pm Keynote Session on 12/3
All Day Symposium on 12/4
Organizers: Randall Mason, HSPV; Nancy Steinhardt, EALC
Co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the Dean’s Office/School of Design and School of Arts & Sciences

ON VIEW: NOVEMBER 6, 2015-JANUARY 29, 2016
Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism

Harvey & Irwin Kroiz Gallery / Architectural Archives
220 South 34th Street at Smith Walk