Yale School of Architecture Announces Public Lectures for Spring Term

Renowned architect Frank Gehry (April 8) and best-selling author Tom Vanderbilt (February 22) will be among the guest speakers at Yale School of Architecture (YSA) in a series of public events that also includes an international symposium, “Architecture After Las Vegas,” with a keynote address by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (January 22); a talk by leading international designer Jürgen Meyer H. (April 12); and a lecture by Eero Saarinen scholar and Yale faculty member Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen (February 18) coinciding with a retrospective exhibition of Saarinen’s work on view at the Yale University Art Gallery and the YSA Gallery in Paul Rudolph Hall (details of exhibition will be given in a forthcoming release).

Lectures are free and open to the public and begin at 6:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, events take place at Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York Street.

The spring-term lecture series will open on January 7 with an address by Katherine Farley, who is senior managing director of the international real estate developer Tishman-Speyer and the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow at YSA this term. Farley’s talk is titled “Off the Grid: A Developer’s Perspective.”

A full listing of the other lectures follows:

January 11
Timothy Egan Lenahan Memorial Lecture
Elizabeth Meyer, “Sustainable Beauty: The Performance of Appearance”

January 14
Gordon H. Smith Lecture
Guy Nordenson, “Sublimating Structure”

January 21–23
“Architecture After Las Vegas”

January 21
Keynote address
Vincent Scully Visiting Professor in Architectural History and organizer of the symposium Stanislaus von Moos, “The City as Spectacle: A View from the Gondola”

January 22
Keynote Address and Paul Rudolph Lecture
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, “What Did You Learn?”

January 28
Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor Chris Perry, “Networks and Environments”

February 11
Daniel Rose (’51) Visiting Assistant Professor Elihu Rubin, “The Three Faces of Urbanism”

February 18
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, “Eero Saarinen’s Search for Architecture”
Note: This lecture takes place in McNeil Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street.

February 22
Eero Saarinen Lecture
Tom Vanderbilt, “Traffic”

March 25
Bryan Bell, “Design Activism”

April 1
Emmanuel Petit, “Doppelganger Postmodernism”

April 5
Myriam Bellazoug Memorial Lecture
Armin Linke, “Phenotypes Limited Forms”

April 8
Lecture coinciding with Open House for Admitted Students
William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor Frank O. Gehry,
“Current Work”

April 12
Jürgen Mayer H., “pre.text/vor.wand”

April 15 and 16
“Positioning Global Systems”

April 15
Keynote address
Saskia Sassen, “Bridging the Ecologies of Cities and of Nature”

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