Recovery / Reclamation

2022-23 Lecture Series

The public lecture series for the 2022-23 academic year is dedicated to the entwined, even hopeful, themes of Recovery/Reclamation. The racially motivated shooting at the Tops supermarket on Buffalo’s East Side in May of this year highlighted the local, national and global implications of structural bias. In response, we will engage a range of speakers who address the subject of recovery and reclamation through their work in an effort to place this recent tragedy within a broader history and perspective. How can we respond constructively to events motivated by institutionally-reinforced discrimination? The series aspires to inform on cases in which recovery and reclamation have played an ameliorative role.

Special thanks to our public programs committee, led by School of Architecture and Planning faculty members Hadas Steiner, Kelly Gregg, Jacobé Huet and Adam Thibodeaux, and supported by Monica Stage, external affairs program coordinator. 

Fall 2022 lineup

lecture series poster.

Poster design by Ariel Aberg-Riger

Stay tuned as additional event details are added!

  • Sheila Foster, 2022 Clarkson Chair in Planning

    Sept. 20-21, 2022

    Sheila Foster, the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown, comes to UB Sept. 19-22 as the 2022 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Planning. She is a highly acclaimed expert on environmental law and justice and urban land use law. 

  • Sketches in Italian Urbanism, 1985-1988: An Exhibition by Hiroaki Hata

    Opening Reception: Oct. 7, 2022

    Explore sketching as a form of inquiry in this exhibition of selected drawings by UB Professor Hiroaki (“Hiro”) Hata. Featuring more than 80 sketches made by Hata during his study of Italian Renaissance urbanism in the 1980s, the exhibition will open with a public reception on Oct. 7 and run through Nov. 18, 2022.

  • Adedoyin Teriba

    Oct. 12, 2022

    Join us as Adedoyin Teriba, assistant professor of modern and contemporary architecture & urbanism at Dartmouth College, examines the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture as a space to explore American identity and citizenship. 

  • Jerome Haferd

    October 19, 2022

    Jerome W Haferd, of CCNY, highlights work in the public and pedagogical realm which deals with intersectional questions of queerness, Blackness, and otherness as they reorient our space-making and space-taking vocabulary for both architecture and urban design.

  • Daniel D'Oca

    October 26, 2022

    Join Daniel D'Oca, Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, as he discusses community engagement in urban environments.

  • Delia Wendel

    November 2, 2022

    Join Delia Wendel, of MIT, as she presents "Trauma Heritage and Repair: Learning from Rwanda".

  • James A. Throgmorton

    November 2, 2022

    Join James Throgmorton as he shares his story of serving twice on Iowa City, IA's city council (once as mayor) and how his planning knowledge and scholarship informed that work - and vice versa.

  • "There Are No Facts" Book Launch

    Nov. 9, 2022, 6 - 8 PM

    Join Mark Shepard, UB associate professor of architecture and media study, for the launch of his award-winning book, There Are No Facts, examining the uncommon ground we share in a post-truth world, featuring a reception and panel discussion with leading experts across the fields of architecture and media. 

  • Activism in the Aftermath of Tragedy

    November 16, 2022

    This event brings together three social justice activists who have been focused on improving the quality of life on the East Side of Buffalo to share of their experience.

  • Fall 2022 Final Reviews in Architecture

    Join us for a week of critique and debate around the creative work of our students. Final Review week in the Department of Architecture features architectural studios from the undergraduate to graduate level as well as a day of thesis and directed research presentations.

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The public lecture series of the School of Architecture and Planning is supported by the following individuals and companies:

The public lecture series of the School of Architecture and Planning is supported by the following individuals and companies: AIA Buffalo/WNY | Lori Duckstein | Viviane Jammal | Will and Nan Clarkson Visiting Chair Program | UB Confucius Institute | UB Department of Architecture | UB Department of Urban and Regional Planning | Upstate NY Chapter of the American Planning Association