Lecture Series and Other Events at Yale School of Architecture

On January 10, prominent real estate developer Gerald Hines, the first recipient of the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellowship at Yale School of Architecture (YSA) will deliver the first lecture of the spring term: “From Local to Global: Urban Development for the Twenty-First Century”.

The following is a schedule of other upcoming public lectures and events at the Yale School of Architecture.

January 20: Author of “ Design and Crime (and Other Diatribes)” and “Prosthetic Gods,” Princeton professor Hal Foster will deliver the Brendan Gill lecture, titled “A Little Dictionary of Design Ideas.”

January 24: In connection with the current exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, “Light StructuresÑJörg Schlaich and Rudolf Bergermann,” celebrated engineer Schlaich will deliver a lecture titled “The Joy of Structural Engineering.”

January 31: Billy Tsien and Tod Williams, founders and principals of TWBTA and currently at Yale as Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professors, will give a talk titled “White Out.”

February 7: Landscape architect Morgan Dix Wheelock will deliver the Timothy Egan Lenahan Memorial Lecture, “Dancing with Nature.”

February 10: Setha Low, professor of environmental psychology and anthropology at CUNY and author of “Life, Security and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America,” will deliver the David W. Roth and Robert H. Symonds Memorial Lecture, “The Architecture of Fear: Gated Communities in Urban and Suburban America.”

February 14: Revolutionary scientist Stephen Wolfram will give the Eero Saarinen Lecture, titled “A New Kind of Science.”

February 17: Sara Caples and Everardo Jefferson, principals of Caples Jefferson Architects, will give a talk titled “New Mix.”

March 21: Principal of Charleston, South Carolina firm Huff + Gooden and current Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at YSA, Mario Gooden, will deliver a lecture titled “un| spoken [SPACES].”

March 24: Peter Gluck of New York firm Peter L. Gluck and Partners will lecture on “Buildings and Building.”

March 28: New York based architect Alexander Gorlin will talk about “Hard Work.”

April 4: In connection with the exhibition at the YSA Gallery on the Tropical House of Jean Prouvé, Robert M. Rubin, curator of the exhibition, will lecture on the pioneering French designer.

April 7: Stefan Behnisch, principal of the Stuttgart-based international firm Behnisch & Partners, an innovator in sustainable architecture and the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at YSA, will give a talk titled “Concepts and Approaches.”

April 11: The term’s last lecture will be delivered by Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Socifidio, partners of Diller & Scofidio, who will talk about their work in progress.

The Yale School of Architecture will also host two symposia this term. On February 18-19, critics, scholars, architects and designers will meet to discuss the “new organic order” in structures derived from algorithm-based forms in a symposium titled “Non-standard Structures: Irregular Geometries, Hybrid Members and Chaotic Assemblies of a New Organic Order.” Acclaimed structural engineer Chris Wise will deliver the keynote address on Friday.

On April 1-2: Yale School of Architecture will celebrate the life and work of Eero Saarinen in a two-day symposium. Titled “Eero Saarinen: Form-Giver of the American Century,” the symposium will gather a roster of notable scholars and practitioners to discuss the legacy of one of the 20th-century’s most important architects. Among the participants are Greg Lynn, Cesar Pelli, Kevin Roche, Robert A. M. Stern and Robert Venturi. The keynote address will be delivered on April 1 by Vincent Scully, the Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art.

In addition to the Prouvé exhibition, which will be on display throughout the term, the YSA Gallery will host a show of student work May 20-July 29.

Lectures and symposia take place in Hastings Hall of the Art & Architecture Building, 180 York Street. All lectures and keynote addresses begin at 6:30 p.m.

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