Lectures (archive)

Sep 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
McDermott Court, near Green Building

Join us at 6 PM at McDermott Court (near the Green Building) to see Janus, a 2,000kg concrete sculpture, come to life. Janus is designed by Assistant Professor Brandon Clifford with CEMEX Global R&D, composers Federico Gardella and Simone Conforti, and performer Terez Lowry.

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Amid increasing international mobilization to protect cultural heritage threatened by war, looting, and climate change, it is essential to step back and ask: why? What justifies considerable financial expenditures and even risk to human lives for the sake of preserving ancient artifacts and structures?

Sep 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Limits | Frontiers will explore alternate, divergent, or expanded modes of practice that leverage design and architecture in new contexts and economies. From working community interfaces, to new forms of manufacturing, work and fabrication, to design constructors, to working with emerging sources of capital and resources, architects are positioning themselves as being proactive entrepreneurs to rethinking the role of the architect.

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Part of the Fall 2018 Experiments in Pedagogy / Fear and Wonder: The Shape of the Future

Oct 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge
Oct 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Fall 2018 / Experiments in Pedagogy
Architecture Design Core 1 Studio
(Brandon Clifford, Jennifer Leung, and Hans Tursack)  with Joshua Longo
September 13–October 11, 2018

Oct 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Part of the Fall 2018 Experiments in Pedagogy: Agit Arch Experiments, organized by Ana Miljacki

 

Oct 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

The discoveries of Columbus focused attention on the newly discovered but barely known regions on the far side of the earth, a new zone of convergence where East and West met and crossed over into one another. It was now possible to think beyond the "inhabited world" known since Antiquity and to consider the earth in global terms, which is to say as a geometric object viewable from more than one side.

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:00pm

Fall 2018 Conversations on Practice are organized by Yolande Daniels, Bob Mohr, Andrew Scott, and J. Meejin Yoon with the Professional Practice course. Conversations take place on Friday mornings, September 28, October 19, November 9, 9 AM - 12 PM, in the Long Lounge, Room 7-429. 

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Reconstruction of the built environment is often tied to the end of war and the start of a post-conflict period but this link maybe misplaced. Reconstruction can also result in violence, displacement and social discord that is more commonly associated with the built environment’s destruction. To comprehend how reconstruction can be violent and tied to conflict, it is integral to recognize that war is not only about the destruction of the built environment. Construction and the control of mobility, in particular within urban areas, can be utilized to impose violence on others.

Oct 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Screening and conversation with Director Fabrizio Terranova
DONNA HARAWAY: STORY TELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL

Organized by Rania Ghosn as part of 'Earth on Display: The Anthropocene Museum of Natural History', Experiments in Pedagogy

 

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

We live in a rapidly urbanizing world which is undergoing extensive change that is impacting on every part of our lives. Our cities are characterized globally by a growing population that is older, more ethnically and socially diverse.  Changes in technology are transforming the way we communicate and relate, as well as the way we manage resources, shop and travel. Changes in technology are also changing the way, where and when we work.  Our ecological systems and climate are changing. 

Resiliency (rəˈzilyəns):

Oct 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge
Oct 29, 2018 - 12:30pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

When architecture becomes robotic, its autonomy means that the design process must extend beyond schematics, design development, and construction, and into the lifespan of the building, becoming a learning process in the context of its environment. Design is therefore not to be understood as an isolated process at the beginning of a sequence that entails fabrication and inhabitation, but rather treated as one continuous process, linking the design process with the process of use.

Nov 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Apprehension and comprehension of both images and text isn’t what it used to be. How? This illustrated lecture will address how we might have arrived at today's global image/text economy and how we adjust our inputs and outputs to remain responsive on a contemporary media diet.

Biography:

Luke Bulman is a graphic designer who was trained as an architect. He directs Luke Bulman Office, a design practice where projects most often take the form of the book. He teaches at Yale School of Architecture and Parsons School of Design.

Nov 6, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Fall 2018 / Experiments in Pedagogy
Architecture and Access
Organized by Gabriel Cira and Emily Watlington

Nov 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Fall 2018 / Experiments in Pedagogy
Architecture and Access
Organized by Gabriel Cira and Emily Watlington

Nov 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
Lecture Hall 10-250

Our environment is marked by the built form, and our quality of life is dependent on it. A building may have limited life expectancy, but infrastructure is more resilient, it structures the landscape, in fact it becomes the landscape. In a world that is characterized by finality, we must bear in mind that any major intervention in the landscape will leave its mark for hundreds of years to come, and so must be carefully conceived. Architecture, in the broadest sense, and bridge design in particular, are the physical manifestation of a wider culture.

Nov 9, 2018 - 9:00am
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Fall 2018 Conversations on Practice are organized by Yolande Daniels, Bob Mohr, Andrew Scott, and J. Meejin Yoon with the Professional Practice course. Conversations take place on Friday mornings, September 28, October 19, November 9, 9 AM - 12 PM, in the Long Lounge, Room 7-429. 

Nov 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge
Nov 13, 2018 - 6:00pm
E15-001/ACT Cube
Nov 15, 2018 - 6:00pm
room 7-429/Long Lounge

Fall 2018 / Experiments in Pedagogy
Architecture and Access
Organized by Gabriel Cira and Emily Watlington

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

Fall 2018 / Experiments in Pedagogy
Architecture and Access
Organized by Gabriel Cira and Emily Watlington

Nov 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Refugee studies rarely address historical matters; yet understanding ideas about sanctuary, refuge, and belonging have long roots in both Western and Eastern history.

Dec 3, 2018 - 6:00pm
Room 3-133

Reviving Architectural Heritage and the Collective Memory of Mosul

Dec 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
Room 7-429/Long Lounge

A century ago, American children regularly played at city building in schools and youth serving institutions. Much of this activity took the form of “junior republics” – miniature cities, states, and nations run by kids. With supervising adults in the background, the young officials made laws, took civil service exams, paid taxes, ran restaurants, printed newspapers, and role played other civic activities. This talk, which draws on my forthcoming book States of Childhood, explores the historical and contemporary significance of these participatory simulations.

Dec 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
ACT Cube/E15-001