January 7, 2020 - Yale School of Architecture - Spring 2020 events
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January 7, 2020
January 7, 2020

Yale School of Architecture

Frei Otto, Tanzbrunnen (Dance Pavilion), Federal Garden Exhibition, Cologne 1957. Photo Credit: © saai | Archive for Architecture and Civil Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Frei Otto Work Archive

Spring 2020 events
Public lectures, symposium, and exhibitions

Yale School of Architecture
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511


Public Lectures
Lectures begin at 6:30pm in Hastings Hall (basement floor) unless otherwise noted. Doors open to the general public at 6:15pm.

Thursday, January 9
Cazú Zegers, Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor
“Mondo Nostro: The 21st Century Urgency”

Thursday, January 16
Timothy Egan Lenahan Memorial Lecture
Margie Ruddick
“LANDSCAPE/ARCHITECTURE:  Bridging the Divide Between Nature and Culture”

Thursday, January 30
Anya Sirota
“Urban Outliers”
Keynote lecture for garden—pleasure exhibition

Thursday, February 6
Anupama Kundoo, William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor
“Building Knowledge”

Thursday, February 20
George Morris Woodruff, Class of 1857, Memorial Lecture
Lizabeth Cohen
“Saving America’s Cities in the Suburban Age: Taking Another Look at Urban Renewal”

Monday, February 24
David W. Roth and Robert H. Symonds Memorial Lecture
Wendy Chun
“Authenticating Figures: Algorithms and the New Politics of Recognition”

Thursday, March 26
Mindy Thompson Fullilove
“The Social and Ecological Aspects of the Psychology of Place”
Keynote lecture for the Beyond the Visible: Space, Place, and Power in Mental Health Symposium

Thursday, April 2
Walter Hood, William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor
“Recent Work”

Thursday, April 9
Stella Betts, Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor
“Thirteen Ways”

Thursday, April 16
Georg Vrachliotis
“Models, Media, and Methods: Frei Otto’s Architectural Research”
Keynote lecture for Models, Media, and Methods exhibition

Monday, April 20
Gordon H. Smith Lecture
Liz Diller
“DS+R: Recent Work”


Beyond the Visible: Space, Place, and Power in Mental Health
J. Irwin Miller Symposium
Thursday, March 26-Saturday, March 28

This symposium seeks to make designers and practitioners aware of their capacity to improve access to and perceptions of mental health. One-quarter of the global population will suffer from mental illness at some stage of life. The built environment therefore becomes an urgent setting for mental health to be addressed. The rise of urban inequality has huge impacts on an individual’s access to mental health services. This symposium will explore issues of mental health at three scales: the city, the hospital, and the home. By engaging an interdisciplinary team to explore these themes, we can begin to understand how practitioners influence mental health in the built environment.

Thursday, March 26
Keynote Address
Mindy Thompson Fullilove
“The Social and Ecological Aspects of the Psychology of Place”

Friday, March 27–Saturday, March 28
Speakers include Earle Chambers, Alison Cunningham, Jason Danziger, Hannah Hull, Christian Karlsson, Molly Kaufman, Bryan C. Lee, Christopher Payne, Sam Tsemberis, Kelechi Ubozoh, and Martin Voss.

Architecture Gallery
Second floor
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm

December 2, 2019–February 8, 2020
This project is an inhabitable scenography of seven "figures" sustaining a gathering space and a framework for engagement with the New Haven arts community. The cast of participants includes local art and educational organizations, students in the Yale Schools of Music, Drama, Art, and Architecture, graduates of these programs, and other independent contributors with connections to New Haven. Between events and performances, the scenography and seasonal treatments rest, inviting visitors to shed normative gallery behavior and explore, inhabit, rearrange, and play with the flexible elements of the garden. The piece is designed and organized by Daniel Glick-Unterman (M.Arch ’17), Ian Donaldson (M.Arch ’18), and Carr Chadwick (MFA ’17). www.gardenpleasure.org

Exhibition events:
Opening Reception featuring Alteronce Gumby, Bek Andersen, and Camille Altay, January 11, 3-9pm
St. Martin de Porres Academy performance of composition by Jesse Limbacher, January 30, 1pm
"Urban Outliers" lecture by Anya Sirota, January 30, 6:30pm
Performance of 7 Dialogues by Toto Kisaku with Sydney Lemmon and students from the Yale School of Drama, musical performance by Limbergino, February 8, 12-8pm

Models, Media, and Methods: Frei Otto’s Architectural Research
February 20–May 2, 2020
This exhibition, curated by Georg Vrachliotis, opens the archive of celebrated German architect Frei Otto (1925–2015), on the 60th anniversary of his guest professorship at the Yale School of Architecture. Frei Otto’s way of thinking was distinguished by experimentation. His research manifested an “operative aesthetics” oscillating between the precision of scientific tools and artistic imagination, material culture, and media technology. His techniques of modeling, drawing, measuring, and evaluation formed the basis of a creative experimental culture embodied in the Institute for Lightweight Structure and its publications, which furthered architecture research as interdisciplinary and innovative knowledge production as well as served as the starting point for a collective discourse on the future of society.

The School of Architecture spring lecture series is supported in part by the Timothy Egan Lenahan Memorial Fund, the J. Irwin Miller Endowment, the David W. Roth and Robert H. Symonds Memorial Lecture Fund, the Gordon H. Smith Lectureship in Practical Architecture Fund, the Robert A. M. Stern Family Foundation for Advancement of Architectural Culture, and the George Morris Woodruff, Class of 1857, Memorial Lecture in Architecture Fund. "Beyond the Visible: Space, Place, and Power in Mental Health" is supported in part by the J. Irwin Miller Endowment. The Yale School of Architecture’s exhibition program is supported in part by the Fred Koetter Exhibitions Fund, the James Wilder Green Dean’s Resource Fund, the Kibel Foundation Fund, the Nitkin Family Dean’s Discretionary Fund in Architecture, the Pickard Chilton Dean’s Resource Fund, the Paul Rudolph Lectureship Fund, the Dean Robert A.M. Stern Fund, and the School of Architecture Exhibitions Fund.

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