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 Lecture Series

Feb 11, 2015
5:00 PM
ARC 0204

Artist Aki Ishida, in conjunction with the exhibit Ground to Sky: Triptychs in Three Scales will speak on the topic of "Urban Light and Human Temporality."


You may find additional information by clicking on the Kibel Gallery link below. 


The lecture is co-sponsored by the UMD Honors College.


Reception follows lecture.

Joshua Olsen, Senior Vice President of Monument Realty in Washington, D.C., will his discuss his book about the visionary developer and master planner, James Rouse, who was a key figure in the story of how and why the United States was built the way it was during the last half century. This engaging biography, Better Places, Better Lives: A Biography of James Rouse, touches upon all aspects of Rouse's life.


Mr. Olsen will be signing copies of his book beginning at 6:00pm; the lecture will begin at 7:00pm.


Elke Krasny, Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna will speak about "Hands on Urbanism: The Right to Green" on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.


Ms. Krasny is curator of the exhibit Hands on Urbanism: The Right to Green; the graphic designer for the exhibit is Alexander Schuh.


The exhibit and lecture are made possible with contributions by the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Hiroshi Jacobs, AIA, LEED AP and the 2014 AIA Associates Award Recipient, will speak on "Hip Humanity: Thoughts on Protean Practice."


This year ’s annual Carl M. Ruskin Lecturer is the renowned George Galster, Professor of Urban Aairs at Wayne State University in Detroit , who will discuss his compelling study of the city of Detroit in “Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City.”


Sonic Artist + Programmer: Ivica Ico Bukvic, presents "Fostering Creativity, Education, and Community through Technology"


Mr. Bukvic is Assoc. Prof. of Computer Music, at Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts; and he is a Collaborator on Cloud, the accompanying exhibit.


This event is co-sponsored by UMD Design|Cultures + Creativity Program.

Mar 25, 2015
5:00 PM
ARC 0204

Daniel Wheeler, FAIA, founder of Wheeler Kearns Architects, will discuss his work in his lecture "Evolutions and Assemblies."


Apr 15, 2015
5:00 PM
ARC 0204

Sierra Bainbridge is the senior director at MASS Design Group. Sierra began work with MASS in 2008, focusing on landscape architecture, and joined full time in 2009 to finalize design and oversee construction implementation of the Butaro Hospital, MASS’s first project.

In recent decades in the U.S., incomes have stagnated for most people but rents have risen. Nearly a third of renters around the country are now paying more than half of their income for housing. Dr. Ellen’s talk with explore the following questions about the billions of dollars that federal, state and local governments spend to support means-tested housing programs. What does the federal government spend on; why, and what does it accomplish? What, in general, should governments’ roles in housing be? Do these answers differ at the local level versus federal level?