Department of Architecture Events

Jan 23
CANCELED: Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher4:00 p.m.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture has been canceled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher:...
January 23 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, room 177

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture has been canceled and will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher: “Wearables: Helpful or Harmful”

Starting by reviewing two recent exhibitions Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher curated at SFMOMA- Far Out: Suits, Habs and Labs (2019) and Designed in California (2018), that include a trajectory of wearables from the spacesuit to personal health monitors- this presentation will also include newer wearables which dictate behavior and define well-being and will be followed by a conversation on who benefits from wearables, biodesign and neuroaesthetics.

Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher is the Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design and Head of the Department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Since 2008, she has organized several key acquisitions and exhibitions with a focus on bold visionary works of design from the late 20th century to today. Her recent curatorial projects include Far Out: Suits, Habs and Labs for Outer Space (co-curator) (2019), The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment and Idealism (co-curator) (2018), Designed in California(2018), Typeface to Interface (co-curator) (2016) and forthcoming projects Tatiana Bilbao: Architecture from Outside In (2020), Conversation Pieces (2020) and Neri Oxman (2021). She holds a B.A. in Art History from New York University in Art History, a M.A in Curatorial Studies from Bard College and a M.Des in Architecture History and Theory from Harvard University.   

This lecture is sponsored by the following departments: Art, Architecture, History of Art and Architecture, and Product Design.

Jan 27
Design For Spatial Justice Lecture Series5:15 p.m.

The second SAE Winter Lecture Series features Georgeen Theodore and Craig Wilkins with Associate Professor James Buckley as moderator. Georgeen Theodore INTERBORO / NYC /...
January 27 5:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 206

The second SAE Winter Lecture Series features Georgeen Theodore and Craig Wilkins with Associate Professor James Buckley as moderator.

Georgeen Theodore
INTERBORO / NYC / Kenneth I. Helphand Endowed Lecture

Georgeen Theodore is an architect, urban designer, and Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and Design, where she directs the Master of Infrastructure Planning (MIP) program. 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. Theodore is founding partner and principal of Interboro, a New York City-based architecture and planning research office. Since its founding in 2002, Interboro has worked with a variety of public, private, and not-for-profit clients, and has accumulated many awards for its innovative projects, including the Curry Stone Design Prize Social Design Circle (2017), the Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award (2013), the Museum of Modern Art PS1’s Young Architects Program (2011), the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award (2011) and Young Architects Award (2005), and the AIA New York Chapter’s New Practices Award (2006).
 

Craig Wilkins
Pietro Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professor / UO Visiting
Faculty Fellow in Design for Spatial Justice / University of Michigan

Craig Wilkins is a 2017 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum National Design Award winner and Hip Hop architectural theorist, architect, artist, academic and activist Dr. Wilkins’ creative practice specializes in engaging communities in collaborative and participatory design processes. The former director of the Detroit Community Design Center, he is currently creative director of THE WILKINS PROJECT, a social justice, strategic design alliance that provides architectural, urban design and planning services, public interest design solutions, and expertise in engaged public discourse. Dr. Wilkins received his doctorate at the University of Minnesota, his masters at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and his bachelors from the University of Detroit School of Architecture. He currently serves on the faculty of the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he teaches courses on design and social justice.

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