UCalgary School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape present its Design Matters Lecture series.
Exploring how we could create a better future through design
Join SAPL on November 26, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST (via Zoom) for Design Matters with Harriet Harriss, Pratt Institute “Architects After Architecture”
Design Matters is a thought-provoking lecture series, organized by the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, which seeks to inspire transformative change. The series brings to Calgary a range of designers, innovators, and thought leaders exploring the edge of design and city building.
Lectures are delivered from September '21 to May '22, and feature provocative speakers who examine the latest ideas in architecture, regional and urban planning, and landscape architecture. The lectures challenge attendees to broaden their thinking on a myriad of issues related to design. Design Matters engages students, public officials, industry professionals and interested citizens — people who want to learn, understand and address design issues affecting our community.
The lectures spark conversations about societal issues by engaging with innovative thinkers. Attendees are encouraged to recognize the important role design plays in our daily lives.
Join industry professionals, faculty, students, alumni and people in the community who care about design and building a great city at an upcoming lecture!
Design Matters with Harriet Harriss, Pratt Institute “Architects After Architecture”
What can you do with a doctoral degree in architecture? Where might it take you? What kind of challenges could you address? Architects After Architecture reframes architecture as a uniquely versatile way of acting on the world, far beyond that of designing buildings. The book features 40 practitioners who have used their architectural training in new and resourceful ways to tackle the climate crisis, work with refugees, advocate for diversity, start tech companies, become leading museum curators, tackle homelessness, draft public policy, become developers, design video games, shape public discourse, and much more. Dr. Harriet Harriss - Dean of Pratt Institute School of Architecture - will introduce this award-winning volume and discuss how the various contributions describe a future of architecture that is diverse and engaged, expanding the limits of the discipline, and offering new paths forward in times of crisis.
Register for the online Zoom event here: https://events.ucalgary.ca/sapl/#!view/event/event_id/391191
Dr. Harriet Harriss (born 1973), (RIBA, Ph.D.) is a UK-licensed architect, writer, and historian, and Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to this, she led the Architecture Research Program at the Royal College of Art in London until 2015 and the Masters in Architecture Program at Oxford Brookes from 2009-2015. Her scholarship principally concerns pioneering pedagogies in architectural education and confronts themes such as feminism; equity, decolonization, diversity and inclusion; civic engagement; and climate justice
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