Join an info session with senior admissions counselor of DIS, Julie Trimpe, to learn about their programs offered in Copenhagen and Stockholm.
These study abroad programs are ideal for students studying psychology, architecture, neuroscience, pre-med/health sciences/biology, or women and gender studies.
Explore DIS programs at geo.uoregon.edu/DIS
Speakers: Marzban Irani & Oormi Kapadia
The dualities of organic growth vs planned growth, formal economy vs informal economy, environmental sustainability vs development, blur away when we get our hands dirty in the people-centric planning processes. We discuss our learnings from last two decades of community-oriented planning and placemaking efforts in Mumbai, India. Through our work with Reinventing Dharavi, fishing communities of South Mumbai, reclaiming derelict open spaces and other projects we highlight the need to do away with these dichotomies and balance the top-down/bottom-up systemic approach into a more dynamic humane approach. We conclude our presentation with an overview of the book titled 6 Metros – Planning and Implementation Compared which is set to release in June 2023 that details out our learnings through in-depth analysis of planning processes of 6 Metropolitan cities of the world and sets out recommendations for the Indian cities.
Marzban Irani graduated from Mumbai University and completed his M.Arch from University of Oregon, Eugene with a specialization in Sustainable Design. He has two decades of work experience in USA and India. As the founding partner at MnO Architects and Planner and head of the Architecture Studio, Marzban has introduced a hands-on workshop studio which experiments with local traditional materials innovatively to appropriate them in modern contexts. His passion lies in exploring Waldrof Steiner Education and Crochet handwork as a tool to explore parametrics in architecture. Marzban has been a visiting faculty for Architectural Design and Thesis at Rachana Sansad College of Architecture, University of Mumbai.
Oormi Kapadia is an Architect and Urban Designer based in Mumbai. She graduated from the Universityof Texas at Austin. She worked with the global firm RTKL in Washington DC for 4 years before returning to India. In India she co-founded sustainable design and research studio called EdEn. Her expertise lies in large-scale Planning and Urban Design projects. In addition, she is a LEED 2.1 AP and a qualified TERI Griha trainer. She is awaiting the release of her book “6 Metros : Planning and Implementation Compared”. She has been a visiting faculty teaching Urban Design, Theory of Design and Architectural Thesis at Rachana Sansad and IES school of Architecture, Mumbai University for over a decade. She is currently a co-founding partner at MnO and at PLURAL – an urban research lab and heads its planning policy and project studio.
Speaker: Nina Rappaport
Now that industry is often clean, green, small and quiet it can be integrated in the city at the urban design and building scale with other uses including housing and local community activities. Architects and urbanists are exploring ways to create a new hybrid. Smells are signals of uses and can then direct this mix. With ideas for the future sustainable manufacturing and advanced production create a mix that is open and equitable in cities in a new unexplored form.
Nina Rappaport is an urbanist, architectural historian, writer, and educator. As director of Vertical Urban Factory, a think tank and consultancy, she focuses on the intersection of production spaces, architecture, and the role of the factory worker. She is the author of Vertical Urban Factory (Actar, 2015; 2nd ed., 2020) and curator of the eponymous traveling exhibition (2011 – ongoing). Rappaport co-edited Design for Urban Manufacturing (Routledge, 2020) and Industrial Palimpsest: Newark, N.J. (Actar, 2012). She has been Publications Director at the Yale School of Architecture since 1998, a visiting professor at the Politecnico di Torino and is coordinator of the history/theory program at the School of Public Architecture at Kean University and has recently started a new Center for Urban Industry in New Jersey. She has taught in New York area schools and has received many grants for her research. She was also the lead historian on the Columbia River Highway Project with the National Park Service that led to its National Register designation. She lectures and publishes internationally.
The HOPES Conference (Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability) was established in 1994 by UO architecture, landscape architecture and art students eager to direct their design education. Each year, HOPES provides a platform for students, professionals, leaders and activists to engage in rich discussion on sustainable solutions to contemporary issues.
BEYOND US is the title of this year’s conference, which explores the concept of transpecies design, a non-human centered approach to regenerating, restoring, reinvigorating, and replenishing the natural environment. Rather than designing for only human needs, this approach seeks to find solutions that benefit both native species and humans. And to venture beyond us is to unearth the unseen practice of our disjointed natures and reimagine solutions in which to care for and thrive together.
Events will take place in Eugene, OR on April 21st-23rd 2023 and will also be live-streamed.
America's urban landscapes have been a primary place for gathering and expressing our democratic voice for centuries. Some landscapes balance daily use and the flexibility to accommodate a crowd more gracefully than others! Through several case studies, the talk will explore how renovating public space can reframe conversations, connections and civic life among urban residents.
Richard Leplastrier - Framing the View was filmed over 15 years. It began with filming of the construction of a house in the Blue Mountains, and expanded to houses in Leura, Watsons Bay and Balmain, and visits to Kyoto and the Sydney Opera House, to create a powerful portrait of a seminal figure in Australian architecture.
Director: Anna Cater 2020, Australia, 80 minutes
“Roman Mixtapes” is a brief lecture that challenges the traditional view of the relationship between design and architecture via the practice of spolia in medieval Roman architecture. Through a combination of historical analysis and contemporary case studies, the speakers ruminate on the motivations behind remixing ancient Roman artifacts in the ecclesiastic buildings of the fourth and fifth century in pursuit of a contemporary perspective on building design. Their embrace of the imperfect stands as an inspiring model of how idiosyncrasy can play an important role in the manufacture of rich experiences.
Plan ahead! Join an information session about Urban Design in Barcelona spring 2024 program.
Learn about the program's offerings and get questions answered with the program's faculty director and UO professor of architecture, Philip Speranza. This program is ideal for architecture and landscape architecture undergraduate and graduate students.
View the program page at geo.uoregon.edu/urban-design-barcelona
Aurora Tang is a curator and researcher, often working at the intersections of contemporary art, architecture, and landscape studies. In this lecture, Aurora will share recent curatorial and research projects, produced as an independent curator, as well as with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, a non-profit arts and culture organization interested in exploring and understanding contemporary landscape issues in the United States.
Aurora Tang is a curator and researcher based in Los Angeles. She has worked with the Center for Land Use Interpretation since 2009, and currently serves as its program director. As an independent curator, Aurora has organized recent exhibitions at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, MOCA Tucson, and Armory Center for the Arts. She has also worked at non-profit art and research organizations including the Getty Research Institute, Getty Conservation Institute, and High Desert Test Sites, where she was managing director from 2011–15, and has taught at schools including Otis College of Art and Design and the University of Southern California. She is the recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship.
This lecture is made possible by the Critical Conversations program, a partnership between the Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon Department of Art's Center for Art Research with Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University.
Lectures are also live streamed and archived on YouTube
Please join us on Friday, Oct 20 at 12:00 noon PT in Lawrence Hall 206, or on Zoom, for the talk "Parallel Play" by Daniel Meyers and Traci Sym of Plus and Greater Than.
"The most important work design does is the projection of possible futures. This means that it is not only our ideas and their representations, or the built results of this work that matter - the relationships we form and maintain in the making itself are also a reflection of possibility. Relationships may in fact be more valuable than the things we build. What does it look like when we work together with intention? What does it mean when we decide to share the burdens and the benefits of our labor? What does it mean to share credit when we make nice things?"
Plus and Greater Than is a woman-owned design studio optimistically addressing 21st century challenges. We specialize in master planning and design of exhibitions, installations, and architecture - all activated by stories. Narrative places. We are a group of colleagues and friends working together to do what design can do well: participate in building a more inclusive future by imagining what a better world might be, and sharing those ideas with others. Some common characteristics of our work include: a conscious balance of play and rigor, color, image, material, form, and space all working in harmony. We are always thinking about the nature of performance and ritual, and the role they play in developing the shared understanding we pursue. We acknowledge time as a key element in design. We are pro-color, pro-ornament, and pro-pattern. We think the world becomes a more humane place as we come into contact with one another, and our work aspires to contribute to the creation of this as-yet unfinished tapestry by creating opportunities for authentic encounter - and a sense that the audience and content are co-creators of an experience.