2024 Spring Public Programs

For/From: Considering Origins

As a globalized society, our identities and origins are often complicated and dynamic. The ideas of ‘from’ and ‘for’ directly probe this complexity. One may be removed or distanced from where one originated, one may return after years of being away, or one may have never left in the first place.

In response to these relationships, the Public Programs speakers for the 2023-24 academic year will address the significance of origin to the architecture and planning disciplines. Whether these relationships are natural, adopted, forced, planned, or unexpected, the standpoints will afford a critical reflection on what it is to think, teach, and practice design for the place, culture, people, and/or species from which the designer originates.

Full Lineup

Special thanks to our 2024-25 public programs committee: Miguel Guitart, Adam Thibodeaux, and Kelly Gregg.

The public lecture series of the School of Architecture and Planning is supported by AIA Buffalo/WNY | Viviane Jammal | Will and Nan Clarkson Visiting Chair Program | UB Department of Architecture | UB Department of Urban and Regional Planning | The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIX) | American Planning Association NY Upstate Chapter.


6-7:30 p.m. | 403 Hayes

Select lecture and events offer AIA and AICP learning units for professional continuing education. Details are provided on specific event pages.