Yale School of Architecture Announces Fall Public Events

This fall the Yale School of Architecture will offer more than a dozen free lectures, symposia and panel discussions that are open to the public. They include a two-day symposium on the great lighting designer Richard Kelly, which coincides with a retrospective exhibition on his legacy; the first screening of a documentary about renowned teacher and scholar Vincent Scully; and the School’s regularly scheduled lecture series, which provides a public forum for some of the architectural world’s most respected authorities and influential practitioners.

The following is a schedule of events, which, unless otherwise noted, take place in Hastings Hall of Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York Street, and begin at 6:30 p.m.

August 26: Lecture
Brigitte Shim, Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor, “Remapping My World”

September 2: Lecture
Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professors,“Lasting”

September 16: Lecture
Mario Carpo, Vincent Scully Visiting Professor, “The Cathedral or the Bazaar? Agency, Indeterminacy, and Digital Form Making”

September 30: Lecture
Hernan Diaz-Alonso, Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor, “Do I Look Like I Have a Plan?”

October 1–2: Symposium
Titled “The Structure of Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture,” this symposium presents aspects of Kelly’s work in its historical context and examines its legacy in architectural illumination today. Kelly’s collaboration with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Louis I. Kahn, Philip Johnson and many others at Mid-Century helped define the nocturnal imagery of modern architecture. Historians and practitioners from Europe, New Zealand and the United States will discuss the roles of artificial light and daylight as “building materials” in modern and contemporary architecture.

October 1: Panel Discussions 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Participants: Barry Bergdoll, Martin Bressani, Alice Friedman, Sandy Isenstadt, Bart Lootsma, David Nye, Alan Plattus, Margaret Maile Petty

October 1: Keynote Lecture 6:30 p.m.
Rogier van der Heide, “Making Something out of Nothing”

October 2: Panel Discussions 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Yale Center for British Art (9 a.m. – 12 noon); Paul Rudolph Hall (2 – 5:30 p.m.)
Participants: Michelle Addington, Howard Brandston, James Carpenter, Peter Inskip, Tim and Jan Edler, Yann Kersalé MJ Long, Mark Major, Amy Meyers, Enrique Peiniger, Emmanuel Petit, Jules Prown, Jean Sundin, Mathew Tanteri, Jennifer Tipton

October 13: Gallery Talk 4 p.m.
Curator Emmanuel Petit offers unique insights on the exhibition, “An Architects Legacy: James Stirling’s Students at Yale, 1959–1983”
Location: Yale School of Architecture Gallery, Paul Rudolph Hall

October 13: Lecture 5:30 p.m.
Anthony Vidler, curator of the BAC exhibition, “James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive”
Location: Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Hall of the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St.

October 18: Paul Rudolph Lecture
Robert Maxwell, “James Stirling: The Critical Act”

October 21: Conversation (in conjunction with BAC Stirling exhibition)
Anthony Vidler, Dean of Cooper Union School of Architecture

October 28: Film Screening (Checkerboard Film Foundation production)
“Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects”

November 4: Lecture (coinciding with YSA Open House)
Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Lord Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor, “Envelopes”

November 10: Lecture 5:30 p.m.
Kurt Forster, “Stirling on the Continent: A Truly Grand Tour (de force)”
Location: Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street

November 11: Lecture (in conjunction with BAC Stirling exhibition)
Emmanuel Petit, “Synchrony and Diachrony: James Stirling’s Students at Yale”

Additional information on art and architecture exhibitions can be found on the Yale Calendar of Events.

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