Sunday, March 12, 2006

People Talking About Architecture – 03.13.2006

New York:
Shaun Donovan & Donald Elliott - New York New Housing: A Discussion
6:00 PM - Room 905, The Kimmel Center at NYU (60 Washington Square South)
This conversation between the current Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development and the former chair of the NYC Planning Commission will look at Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced plans to build and preserve 165,000 units of low- and moderate-income housing by 2013. The event is one of the first this year sponsored by the Forum For Urban Design, a friend of the blogging community.

New York:
William Horgan & Shane Burger - Venturing Forth from Eden
6:00 PM - Main Lecture Hall, Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place)
The Associate and Designer from Grimshaw Architects will be presenting underlying and aesthetic philosophies adopted by their firm. They look forward to presenting a system of form generation based site and program characteristics, which inform a rigorous relationship-based geometry

University of Illinois at Chicago:
Keller Easterling – (Untitled Lecture)
6:00 PM - 1100 A+A Building
The Associate Professor at the Yale School of Architecture will likely present concepts for his new book Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades. Hopefully she will also find time to present her two web installations Wildcards: a Game of Orgman and Highline: Plotting NYC.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
Kenneth Neumann - Building on Lessons Learned From the UIUC
7:00 P.M. - Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall

University of North Carolina, Charlotte:
Mark West – (Untitled Lecture)
2:00 PM - 9201 University City Blvd.
See the founding director of CAST - The Centre for Architectural Structures and Technology and Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Manitoba discuss current research projects are in two areas: 1. The design and production of pre-cast, fabric-formed, compression vault and shell panels; and 2. The design of the first fabric-formed building.

New Jersey Institute of Technology:
Lalurie Hawkinson - Working Public Infrastructure
5:45 PM - Weston Lecture Hall

University of California, Berkley:
Tracy Metz - Holland and Water: A Restless Marriage
7:00 PM - 112 Wurster Hall
Tracy Metz, a native of California who now lives in the Netherlands, is a journalist who writes about architecture, urbanism and landscape, and is an international correspondent. She has published books on highways, on manmade ‘new nature’ and in 2002 a book called FUN! Leisure and Landscape that deals with the influence of leisure on historical city centers, on large-scale developments at the urban edges (‘the pleasure periphery’) and on the transformation of the traditionally agricultural countryside.


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