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Sciame Lecture Series: Vishaan Chakrabarti

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Faculty Intro: June Williamson, Associate Professor

Vishaan Chakrabarti is the Founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). Simultaneously, Vishaan is an Associate Professor of Practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP), where he teaches architectural design studios and seminars on urbanism. His highly acclaimed book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), argues that a more urban United States would result in a more prosperous, sustainable, joyous, and socially mobile nation. Vishaan has been a guest on The Charlie Rose show, MSNBC’s The Cycle, NY1, NPR, WNYC, and has been profiled in The New York Times and The Financial Times.

 

All lectures are free, open to the public, and held at 6:30 pm in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Sciame Auditorium. Continuing Education Credit for registered New York architects is available.

Lecture series sponsored by Sciame . . . Where Building Is an Art.

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Sciame Lecture Series: Mario Gooden

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Faculty Intro: Quardean Lewis-Allen, Adjunct Lecturer

Mario Gooden is principal of Huff + Gooden Architects whose practice is dedicated to the creation of architecture as an exploration of culture and knowledge. Gooden is an award winning architect and his firm’s work has been featured in journals and publications including Architect Magazine, Architectural Record Magazine, Metropolis, Wallpaper, The New York Times, Architecture & Urbanism (A+U) and ARTFORUM International Magazine. Huff + Gooden Architects work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the International Exhibition of Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and the Municipal Arts Society in New York. His firm is currently designing the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. He previously worked in the offices of Zaha Hadid in London and Steven Holl in New York.

Gooden is also a Professor of Practice at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) of Columbia University where he is the co-director of the Global Africa Lab (GAL). Gooden’s work, writings, and lectures frequently examine art + architecture and the spatial politics of race, class, gender, and technology. His urban and cultural theory research was published at the Dubai Initiative’s Urbanism in the Middle East: A Search for New Paradigms in 2011 and Layered Urbanisms (Yale University, 2008). He is the editor of Global Topologies: Converging Territories (Columbia University, 2013). Gooden teaches advanced architectural design and theory at Columbia University where his studios focus on global topics and cultural theory. He is a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. Gooden is the author of Dark Space: Architecture Representation Black Identity published by Columbia University Press in 2016.

 

All lectures are free, open to the public, and held at 6:30 pm in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Sciame Auditorium. Continuing Education Credit for registered New York architects is available.

Lecture series sponsored by Sciame . . . Where Building Is an Art.

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Sciame Lecture Series: Georgeen Theodore and Tobias Armborst

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Faculty introduction: Nandini Bagchee, Associate Professor

Georgeen Theodore is principal and co-founder of Interboro Partners. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she graduated with distinction. Georgeen is Associate Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and Design, where she directs the Master of Infrastructure Planning program.

Tobias Armborst is principal and co-founder of Interboro Partners. He received a Diplom-Ingenieur from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he graduated with distinction. Tobias is Associate Professor of Art and Urban Studies at Vassar College, where he directs the Urban Studies program.

 

All lectures are free, open to the public, and held at 6:30 pm in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Sciame Auditorium. Continuing Education Credit for registered New York architects is available.

Lecture series sponsored by Sciame . . . Where Building Is an Art.

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Dell Upton: Architecture and Historical Process

Friday, April 13, 2018

Reception: 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Keynote address by Dell Upton, “Architecture and Historical Process”: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Dell Upton, an award-winning historian of architecture, cultural landscapes, and cities, currently chairs the UCLA Department of Art History. Professor Upton, a pioneer in linking social and architectural history, focuses both on the United States and the global scene, and has had a longstanding interest in the history of African American architecture and material culture. His books include What Can and Can’t Be Said (2015), Another City (2008), Architecture in the United States (1998), and Holy Things and Profane (1986).

This reception and keynote address are part of the Architectural History Redefined Symposium on April 13-14. See https://ssa.ccny.cuny.edu/events/dell-upton-symposium/ for full details and free registration for the symposium.