September 3, 2020 - Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation - Fall 2020 Semester Public Programs
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September 3, 2020
September 3, 2020

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

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Fall 2020 Semester Public Programs
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This Fall 2020 semester, Columbia GSAPP’s public programming will emphasize intersections of racial equity, social justice, and climate change across the built environment. All public programming will take place online (times noted in EDT) and is free and open to the public.  

Site and History: On the Question of Repair 
September 11, 1pm
The first in a series of discussions acknowledging and exploring the history of Columbia University’s colonialist and discriminatory practices against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. This event aims to establish a critical understanding of how the University and Columbia GSAPP came to occupy its current site in Manhattan and its relationship with the communities of Harlem, Manhattanville, and Morningside Heights, and also to create a groundwork for determining just and equitable ways that the School can move towards repair. Mark Barksdale (‘76 MS Health Services & Design, ‘84 MSUP); Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia; and Mindy Fullilove, MD ('74 MS Nutrition, '78 MD Medicine) in conversation with Erica Avrami, James Marston Fitch Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at GSAPP. 

Race and Modern Architecture
September 18, 3pm
A symposium to present Race and Modern Architecture: A Critical History from the Enlightenment to the Present, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Edited by Mabel O. Wilson, Nancy and George Rupp Professor at GSAPP; Irene Cheng; and Charles L. Davis II. Co-presented by California College of the Arts and The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. 

The Preservation of Disability 
September 25, 1pm
A presentation of the special issue of Future Anterior on Disability and Preservation, which critically examines the concept of disability—in all its myriad definitions—through the historical and theoretical lens of preservation and on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Organized and moderated by David Gissen, in discussion with Georgina Kleege, Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Rob Thomson, Sun Young Park, and Wanda Liebermann. 

The Feminist City
October 2, 1pm
Leslie Kern, author of Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World, and Anna Puigjaner, GSAPP Associate Professor of Professional Practice and author of Kitchenless City, discuss their research towards an intersectional feminist urban future. Moderated by Jack Halberstam, Columbia Professor of Gender Studies and English. Co-presented by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University. 

Memorial to Enslaved Laborers
October 8, 6:30pm
Conversation among Gregg Bleam, Diane Brown Townes, Frank Dukes, Eric Höweler, Eto Otitigbe, Mabel O. Wilson, and J. Meejin Yoon, moderated by Farah Jasmine Griffin. Co-presented by Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, and Institute for Research in African-American Studies, together with Cornell AAP, the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Queens Museum. 

Paths to Prison: On the Architectures of Carcerality
October 29, 6:30pm
Launch and discussion of the book Paths to Prison: On the Architectures of Carcerality, published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City and edited by Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt. Book contributors include Adrienne Brown, Stephen Dillon, Jarrett M. Drake, Sable Elyse Smith, James Graham, Leslie Lodwick, Dylan Rodríguez, Anne Spice, Brett Story, Jasmine Syedullah, Mabel O. Wilson, and Wendy L. Wright. 

Conference on housing, public health and spatial justice, racial equity, and climate justice. In 2020, compounding crises across the globe encompassing economic injustice, racial inequity, and climate change have ignited public dialogue and urgent calls for action. Research and policy experts at Columbia GSAPP host conversations on how the field can respond to interlocking issues in public health, water, housing, infrastructure, migration, resilience, and resistance. 

Part 1: Health and the City 
November 13, 1pm
GSAPP Faculty Malo Hutson, Hilary Sample, and Laura Kurgan in conversation with invited guests. 

Part 2: Climate Justice and the City
November 20, 1pm
GSAPP Faculty Reinhold Martin, Kate Orff and Thad Pawlowski, and Erica Avrami in conversation with invited guests.

Film Program
Films and essays on landscape and political imagination. Contributors include David Hartt, Armin Linke, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Himali Singh Soin, among others. Organized by the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery.

Lecture Series
All lectures begin at 6pm

September 14
Stephen Burks in conversation with Amale Andraos 

September 21
Bryan C. Lee, Jr.  
Response by Lee Altman 

September 28
Yasmeen Lari 
Response by Ateya Khorakiwala 

September 30
Lola Ben-Alon
Response by Lucia Allais

October 5
Black Reconstruction Collective (Emanuel Admassu, Germane Barnes, Sekou Cooke, J. Yolande Daniels, Felecia Davis, Mario Gooden, Walter Hood, Olalekan Jeyifous, V. Mitch McEwen, and Amanda Williams)
Response by the Black Student Alliance (BSA+GSAPP) 

October 12
Al Borde (Pascual Gangotena, David Barragán, Marialuisa Borja, and Esteban Benavides)
Response by Juan Herreros 

October 19
J. Phillip Thompson
Response by Weiping Wu 

October 26
LEFT (Ziad Jamaleddine and Makram El Kadi)
Response by Amale Andraos 

November 9
Majora Carter
Response by Mario Gooden 

November 16
Tatiana Bilbao  
Kenneth Frampton Endowed Lecture
Response by Enrique Walker 

November 23
Toshiko Mori
Response by Amale Andraos 

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