Fall 2022 Lecture Series
Our 2022 Fall Sciame Lecture Series is titled Border Crossings: Architecture and Migration in the Americas and brings together architects, preservationists, planners, artists, and historians of color at a precipitous moment in time.
Border Crossings: Architecture and Migration in the Americas presents meditations on the topic of migration from nontraditional, creative, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The distinguished speakers — architects, landscape architects, architecture historians, social historians, a philosopher, an anthropologist, and an attorney — question conventions, especially the conceptualization of migration as linear. They frame migration as a multivalent process, considering the lived realities and material conditions of migration, historically and in the present. Migration in the Americas is more than just the movement and resettlement of bodies, numbers that cross lines and appear/disappear in different places. Migration is not merely (dis)placement, it is also a metamorphosis. Migrants are human beings who are transformed to the core by their movement, and they transform not only their places of departure and arrival, but the entire space that is filled with their journeys.
Zoom links will be made available on the individual event pages linked below as well as on our social media channels.
Whether you’re joining in person or via Zoom, we look forward to seeing you!
On Migration: The Imperceptible Veil of Architecture
Arturo Ortiz Struck
This Sciame lecture series is made possible by the Spitzer Architecture Fund and the generous support of Frank Sciame ’74,
CEO of Sciame Construction.
Special Lecture – Society for American City & Regional Planning History 2022 Harlem Conference Keynote
Paul Farber, “After Permanence”
Co-sponsored by SACRPH