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October 2015

Barbara Kasten: Stages

October 1, 2015 - January 9, 2016
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts,
4 W Burton Place, Chicago, IL United States
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The Graham Foundation, in partnership with the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, is pleased to present Barbara Kasten: Stages, the first major survey of the work of Chicago artist Barbara Kasten. Organized in conversation with the artist and with full access to her extensive archive, the exhibition will include works spanning her nearly five-decade engagement with abstraction, light, and architectural form. Since the 1970s Kasten has developed her expansive photographic practice through the lens of many different disciplines, including sculpture, painting,…

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The Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial 2015

October 3, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Unnamed Venue,
Chicago, IL United States
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The Chicago Architecture Biennial provides a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Through its constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations, and program of events, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will invite the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion about the future of the field. Visit the event website for more information on venues, times…

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December 2015

Caroline Sinders, “Between Algorithm and Human Intervention”

December 1 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
SVA Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism,
136 West 21st Street, New York, NY United States

In her role as a researcher for IBM Watson, Caroline Sinders investigates the role of human decision-making in developing robotics software. But beyond her work, Sinders applies her knowledge to projects that consider how design impacts and shapes conversations happening online. Caroline Sinders is a user researcher for IBM Watson, and an artist, researcher, and video game designer. She was born in New Orleans and is currently based in Brooklyn. She received her masters from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications…

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Lecture: Detroit is Dynamite: Politics of Fordist Urbanism

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, Art + Architecture Building,
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Michael McCulloch is a Fellow of the Michigan-Mellon Project on Egalitarianism and the Metropolis, and Lecturer in the Urban and Regional Planning program at Taubman College. He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Michigan, a M.S. in Urban Design from Columbia University, and is a registered architect. Michael’s research and design work have engaged cities including Bangkok, New York, and most recently, Detroit, and address issues of urban ecology, capitalist political economy, post-industrial culture, and housing. His…

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Designing Better Affordable Housing

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York,
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10029 United States
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Well-designed housing and communities uplift residents, help strengthen social connections, relieve stress, and enhance a sense of safety and belonging. But, the pressures of today’s market that views buildings purely as capital, threaten the ideals of affordable housing. Join a distinguished panel of developers, architects, and professors, as they explore both ambitious and achievable ideas for public and below-market housing in New York. With decades of experience in preservation, policy, and design, these experts will discuss how best to renovate…

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Praxis Dialogues: The Public Good

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Fisher Fine Arts, Building Room 414,
220 South 34th Street , Philadelphia , PA 19104 United States
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PennPraxis and PlanPhilly introduce Praxis Dialogues, a series of public conversations among design professionals, practitioners, leaders, and students on ideas and issues of broad interest to the design professions. The first of this series focuses on the notion of the public good and how it informs and affects the design and use of the public realm. Philadelphia is at a pivotal point in terms of governance and politics. How should a forthcoming administration approach design and urbanism as it relates…

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Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture Lecture: Mattijs van Masaakkers / Ohio State University City and Regional Planning

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture,
275 W Woodruff Ave , Columbus,, OH 43210 United States
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Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall At Ohio State University

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Unpacking Diversity 3: Technologies/Ecologies

December 3
Glass Corner, Parsons East Building,
25 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003 United States
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What is diversity within the context of urban environments? The third event of the Unpacking Diversity series explores the question of the diversification of design technologies and ecologies. Through projects that engage the spatial implications of environmental equity through material conditions (ecologies) and the tools (technologies) to transform them. Presentations: • Waste Exposed, Bernardo Loureiro, MS Design and Urban Ecologies candidate • The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform, Janette Kim, All of the Above and Syracuse University; Erik Carver, Columbia University GSAPP • Access to…

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Victoria Davis: Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series

December 3 @ 4:30 am - 6:00 pm
Room 196, Statler Hall, Cornell University,
130 Statler Dr., Ithaca, 14853 United States
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Victoria Davis is responsible for managing the acquisition, planning, design, and implementation of all Urban Atlantic projects, and asset management of properties that the company owns and its Mid-City Community CDE investment portfolio. With more than 28 years of experience in real estate development, she formerly served as deputy director of the Maryland Housing Fund and Maryland DHCD, Division of Credit Assurance. Her experience also includes portfolio management for MNC Financial-South Charles Realty and multifamily development for Trammell Crow Residential.…

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Scandinavian Home Sense and Sensibilities

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bard Graduate Center,
38 West 86th Street, New York, 10024 United States
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Enter the world of sophisticated form and function, two hallmarks of Swedish and Scandinavian design. In this program, Judith Gura and Erica L. Warren discuss the development of Scandinavian interior settings in the historical context. We gain insight into how Scandinavian design has become such an important influence in the design of home furnishings and design today. Judith Gura is a specialist in the history of interiors and furnishings with a focus on Scandinavian furniture. Erica L. Warren teaches the History…

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December 4 - December 5
Betts Auditorium,
Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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POSTMODERN PROCEDURES Princeton University School of Architecture December 4th and 5th / Betts Auditorium Conference organized by Sylvia Lavin The purpose of the conference is twofold: first, to produce new knowledge about specific aspects of architectural production under postmodernism and second, to invite these procedures to take on new meaning by putting them in conversation with emerging architectural concerns. The conference will focus on key points of contact between the postmodern and the contemporary with particular emphasis on methods of…

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Symposium: Climate Change and the Scales of Environment

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Columbia University, Wood Auditorium,
1172 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 United States
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Buildings are responsible for nearly half of all energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the United States today. This startling link between climate change and urbanization should spur architects and scholars of the built environment to rethink everything about the way they practice and teach. And yet, it hasn’t. Climate change is too often addressed in schools of architecture and design in terms of technological solutions and their implementation—from “green” building techniques to the myriad challenges of fortifying metropolitan centers…

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