1. Benjamin Mouton spoke on "Restoring a Double Architectural Icon: Notre Dame de Paris" April 5 as part of PennDesign's Spring 2013 Lecture Series. The historic preservation lecture was sponsored by the Richard Morris Hunt Fellowship. For more information, please visit: design.upenn.edu/calendar/benjamin-mouton?destination=calendar%2F2013-W14P1W.

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  2. Sir Terry Farrell is one of the world's foremost urban planners and architects. During forty years in practice, Farrell has transformed London's skyline and animated the banks of the Thames with his Charing Cross and MI6 headquarters buildings. His talk, "Shaping London: The patterns and forms that make the metropolis," was featured as part of PennDesign's Spring 2013 lecture series.

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  3. Thought Experiments is an ongoing speaker series, open to public, that brings leading artists, designers and visual thinkers to Philadelphia to discuss their work. This Thought Experiment artist conversation April 3, 2013 featured Laura Kurgan, whose projects visualize complex political and social data to advocate for social reform.

    Kurgan's recent projects explore digital mapping technologies, the ethics and politics of mapping, new structures of participation in design, and the visualization of urban and global data. For more information, visit design.upenn.edu/calendar/thought-experiments-human-geographies-laura-kurgan.

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  4. On March 13, PennDesign hosted conversation between Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic for the New York Times, Professor Marion Weiss, Professor Laurie Olin, and Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor on the realization of Louis I. Kahn's recently-completed design for Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park and its place as a contemporary model for the making of public space.

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  5. On March 11, PennDesign hosted The Lisa Roberts & David Selzer Integrated Product Design Lecture, featuring Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck, co-founders of Birsel + Seck, a human-centered design and innovation studio that utilizes Birsel’s renowned design-thinking process, Deconstruction:Reconstruction™, to solve old problems in new ways and bring innovative solutions to market. For more information, please visit design.upenn.edu/calendar/ayse-birsel-bibi-seck.

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PennDesign's Spring 2013 Lecture Series features a lineup of award-winning architects, urban planners, theorists, designers, and artists. All lectures held at 6PM at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA and are free and open to the public except where noted. For a list of upcoming lectures, visit design.upenn.edu/calendar.

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