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PennDesign Spring 2015 Lecture Series Announced

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PennDesign is pleased to announce the Spring 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.

1 / 21
David Benjamin
Adaptation
Principal, The Living and Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP
6:30 PM

1 / 26
Florian Idenburg
To Be Determined
Principal, SO – IL, and Associate Professor, Harvard GSD
6:30 PM

1 / 29
David E. Nye
Illuminations and Expositions: Reinventing the American City 1875 –1915
Professor of American History at the University of Southern Denmark
6:00 PM

2/2
Richard Saul Wurman 
Information Architect/ TED Founder
2015 Lisa Roberts & David Seltzer Integrated Product Design Lecture
6:30 PM

2/4
Antoine Picon
Architecture and the Digital: From Structure to Ornament
Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design
6:30 PM

2/5
Laurie Olin
Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture, PennDesign and Founding Partner, OLIN
McHarg Lecture
6:00 PM

2 / 9
Nanako Umemoto and Jesse Reiser
Effects of a Distance
Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture, New York
6:30 PM

2 / 11
Kelly Shannon
Professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
6:00 PM

2 / 12
Amie Siegel
Visiting Artist
Associate Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University
6:30 PM, Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art

2 / 19
Jamal Cyrus
Visiting Artist
6:30 PM, Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art

2 / 26
Susan Macdonald
Head of Field Projects, Getty Conservation Institute
6:00 PM

2 / 26
James Casebere
Howard A. Silverstein & Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Photography Lecture
6:30 PM, Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art

3/5
Walead Beshty
Professor, Art Center College of Design
Howard A. Silverstein & Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Photography Lecture
6:30 PM, Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art

3/19– 3/20
SYMPOSIUM
Simulating Natures
Keynote: James Corner
Professor, PennDesign, Founder and Director, James Corner Field Operations
6:00 PM /
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

3 / 25
Tom Leader
Recent Work
Principal, Tom Leader Studio Sponsor
6:00 PM

3 / 26
Julia Fish
Visiting Artist Professor of Studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Art and Art History
6:30 PM, Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art

4/8
Eran Neuman
On the Face of It: Video Mapping and the Architectural Façade
Azrieli School of Architecture, Tel Aviv University and OSA
6:30 PM

4 / 10
SYMPOSIUM
Therapeutic Landscapes: Genesis, Fate, Future
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

4 / 13
Pierre Belanger
1:1 billion: On Landscape, Infrastructure, Power
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard GSD and Director, OPSYS Landscape Infrastructure Lab
6:00 PM

4/14
Ron van Oers
Reconnecting the City
Vice Director, World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific (WHITRAP) Shanghai, China
6:00 PM

4 / 18
CONFERENCE 
Association of North American Graduate Programs in the Conservation of Cultural Property (ANAGPIC), 2015

EXHIBITIONS
White Towers Revisited
On view 1/16 – 4/17
Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives University of Pennsylvania School of Design
220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia
1 / 15
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Exhibition Opening Reception & Remarks

Feats of Clay: Brick in America
On view 4/30 – 8/28 
Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives University of Pennsylvania School of Design
220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM