Krzysztof Wodiczko (born 1943, Warsaw, Poland) has been creating site-specific slide and video projections both within galleries and using architectural facades and monuments as backdrops for nearly thirty years. These politically-charged works of art, which have been shown in over a dozen countries around the world, speak to issues of human rights, democracy, violence, alienation, and inhumanity. For more information, visit design.upenn.edu/calendar/krzysztof-wodiczko.
On April 18, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, directors at Grafton Architects, gave the Turner lecture as part of PennDesign's Spring 2012 Lecture Series.
The Dublin-based practice has been engaged in the design and building of university buildings, schools, housing, houses, mixed use buildings, and institutional buildings, together with urban design projects. For more information, visit design.upenn.edu/calendar/yvonne-farrell-shelley-mcnamara.
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. On April 12, PennDesign Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor joined filmmaker Gary Hustwit in conversation with two of the film's participants, James Corner, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at PennDesign and Principal, James Corner Field Operations and Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities and Urban Age/Global Distinguished Professor, New York University, following a screening of the film. Sponsored by Penn IUR, Cinema Studies and Urban Studies. For more information, visit design.upenn.edu/calendar/urbanized-film-screening-conversation.
Philippe Rahm is architect, principal in the office of Philippe Rahm architectes, based in Paris, France. His work, which extends the field of architecture from the physiological to the meteorological, has received an international audience in the context of sustainability. Rahm was introduced by Annette Fierro, Associate Professor of Architecture at PennDesign. Sponsored by Ewing Cole, Rahm's talk was part of PennDesign's Spring 2012 Lecture Series. For more information, visit design.upenn.edu/calendar/philippe-rahm.
On Monday April 9th, 2012, PennDesign hosted an afternoon of conversations pursuing the themes and questions raised during the Terrain of Water symposium of 2011. Here PennDesign Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor offers the welcome; Anuradha Mathur, Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Landscape Architecture speaks on "Situating Terrains," and PhD candidate Catherine Bonier introduces the speakers of In the Terrain of Water II. For more information, visit terrain.design.upenn.edu/.