We are pleased to announce Spring 2021 lectures and events at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture. Lectures this spring explore the intersections of design culture, design labor, racial and social equity, environmental and economic justice, experimental formmaking, and historic preservation, and have been organized by Dean’s Office, the Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program, the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment (GCPE), by faculty, and by students.
A poster and full details are coming soon, but for now, you can see the event listing and get links to register for events here:
Here are events happening in the coming weeks:
Friday January 22 3:00–4:30 PM
New Publications: Architects After Architecture: Tech
This discussion is the first of two inspired by the publication Architects After Architecture: Alternative Pathways for Practice (Routledge, 2020) edited by Harriet Harriss, Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture; Rory Hyde, Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne; and Roberta Marcaccio, editor, educator at the Architectural Association in London. While the publication reframes architecture as a uniquely versatile way of acting on the world that is far beyond that of designing buildings, Miriam Bellard (Rockstar North) and Chris Hildrey (Hildrey Studio) discuss with Rory Hide how architects who have studied architecture find themselves working on technology and engage on the interaction between the built world and the digital world.
Tuesday January 26 12:30–2:00 PM
Faculty Flash Talks: Climate (Part II)
Faculty in Pratt’s School of Architecture who are doing research, activism or practice in design or planning about the climate crisis will give brief presentations about their work. This event is intended to introduce students and other faculty to the breadth of climate research happening at the SOA. There will be ample time for questions, discussion and networking in between presentations. This event features Professors Zehra Kuz on Fluid Frontiers; Harriet Harriss on Writing the Architectures of the Post-Anthropocene; Laura Diamond on Labor and Climate Violence in the Persian Gulf; Lawrence Blough and Simone Giostra on Environmental Design in Building Envelopes; Sal Tranchina on Net Zero Affordable Housing; Eva Perez de Vega on Architecture and Animal/Plant Extinctions; and Ariane Harrison on new initiatives on Governor’s Island.
Thursday February 4 6:30–8:00 PM
New Publications: John Lobell on Louis Kahn: Architecture as Philosophy
Professor John Lobell presents his new book, Louis Kahn: Architecture as Philosophy (Monacelli Press, 2020).