1. On September 13, PennDesign hosted Gabriel Metcalf, Executive Director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), a nonprofit membership organization that promotes good planning and good government through research, education and advocacy, as part of the Fall 2012 Lecture Series Metcalf spoke on "Why San Francisco is America's Center of Planning Innovation."

    design.upenn.edu/calendar/gabriel-metcalf

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  2. Hadley and Peter Arnold, Architects and Founders of the Arid Lands Institute will present a slide lecture on contemporary design in dry lands, particularly the US West. The lecture draws on themes emerging from the 2012 Drylands Design exhibition at the Los Angeles Art and Design Museum, curated by the Arnolds. Beginning as a competition sponsored by the California Architectural Foundation, the AIA and Arid Lands Institute, Drylands Design sought long-term design strategies that would project new futures for the arid American West. The competition brief asked designers to propose projects that would reduce water scarcity, hydrologic variability, energy consumption and social inequity through landscape, architecture, infrastructure and urbanism.

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  3. Open Air is an interactive art installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer designed to transform Philadelphia’s historic Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between September 20 and October 14, 2012.

    In this project, twenty four powerful searchlights create unique, dynamic light formations in the sky which react to voice messages sent by participants using a free mobile app and this website. The public is invited to record and submit messages of up to 30 seconds in length — shout-outs, poems, songs, rants, dedications, proposals. As the messages playback in Philadelphia, the lights react in brightness and position to the frequency and amplitude of the voice recordings, which can be heard through the mobile app, the website and public speakers located at the Project Information Center at Eakins Oval (24th Street and the Parkway).

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  4. Making Space is a 2-day symposium held at PennDesign in Philadelphia that curates an interchange between these expanded practices in order to frame new agendas; articulate new strategies; establish new priorities; and orient new connectivities capable of generating new, catalytic platforms for design.
    Participants Include:
    Bill Adair
    Lloyd Alter
    Sierra Bainbridge
    David Belt
    Jared Della Valle
    Maurice Cox
    Dan D’Oca
    David Fano
    Christine Gaspar
    Ray Gastil
    Ryan Gravel
    Toni Griffin
    Anne Guiney
    Jamer Hunt
    Rory Hyde
    Jonathan Jackson
    Mitchell Joachim
    Aaron Levy
    Diana Lind
    Tim Love
    Christopher Marcinkoski
    John McMorrough
    Matthew Passmore
    Cliff Pearson
    John Peterson
    Brian Phillips
    Damon Rich
    Inga Saffron
    Abigail Smith
    For more information: imakespace.org

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  5. Making Space is a 2-day symposium held at PennDesign in Philadelphia that curates an interchange between these expanded practices in order to frame new agendas; articulate new strategies; establish new priorities; and orient new connectivities capable of generating new, catalytic platforms for design.
    Participants Include:
    Bill Adair
    Lloyd Alter
    Sierra Bainbridge
    David Belt
    Jared Della Valle
    Maurice Cox
    Dan D’Oca
    David Fano
    Christine Gaspar
    Ray Gastil
    Ryan Gravel
    Toni Griffin
    Anne Guiney
    Jamer Hunt
    Rory Hyde
    Jonathan Jackson
    Mitchell Joachim
    Aaron Levy
    Diana Lind
    Tim Love
    Christopher Marcinkoski
    John McMorrough
    Matthew Passmore
    Cliff Pearson
    John Peterson
    Brian Phillips
    Damon Rich
    Inga Saffron
    Abigail Smith
    For more information: imakespace.org

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Fall 2012 Lecture Series

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PennDesign's Fall 2012 Lecture Series features a lineup of award-winning architects, urban planners, theorists, designers, and artists. For a full list of the lectures, visit design.upenn.edu/news/fall-2012-lecture-series-announced.

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