Yale School of Architecture ends term with distinguished roster of speakers

Celebrated architect Frank Gehry and distinguished critics Michael Kimmelman  and Paul Goldberger head the list of eminent speakers at the Yale School of Architecture this term.  All of the forthcoming events are free and open to the public and take place in Hastings Hall, the auditorium of Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York St., at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 29 March

Adrian Benepe, New York City commissioner of parks and recreation will deliver the Myriam Bellazoug Memorial Lecture: “Sustainable Parks for the 21st Century”

Monday, 2 April

Architectural innovator François Roche, principal in the Paris studio, R&Sie(n), which he founded, will deliver a lecture titled “The Risk(s) of Hiring Me”

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Neil Smith, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Place Culture and Politics at CUNY, will deliver the Roth-Symonds Lecture: “Toxic Capitalism:  Neoliberalsim, City Building and Crisis”

Thursday, 12 April

A public conversation between this term’s Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor Frank O. Gehry and Paul Goldberger, architectural critic for The New Yorker.

Monday, 16 April

New York Times architectural critic Michael Kimmelman, Poynter Fellow in Journalism, will speak on “public space, social responsibility, and the role of the critic.”

Also to be noted: The exhibition “Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture, 1967–2012” will continue at the gallery of Paul Rudolph Hall through May 4.  A year-end exhibition of student work will be on view at the gallery from May 20 through July 28.