Published February 22, 2023
UB's School of Architecture and Planning is pleased to announce the launch of its Spring 2023 Public Programs, continuing the conversation on the restorative potential of the built environment in response to the destructive forces of racial and social injustice.
The 2022-23 "Recovery/Reclamation" lecture series was curated in response to the racially motivated shooting in Buffalo nearly a year ago, which highlighted the local, national and global implications of structural bias.
"In response, we are engaging 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," states the faculty committee behind the series’ curation.
Featuring leading scholars and practitioners across the fields of architecture, urban planning and design, the series asks: "How can we respond constructively to events motivated by institutionally-reinforced discrimination?"
Launched in Fall 2022, the series opens its Spring 2023 lineup on March 1 with Jenny Sabin, the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture and the inaugural Chair for the new multi-college Department of Design Tech at the Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.
Sabin, an architect, designer and artist, will present "Biosynthetic Design: Towards Adaptive Architecture," an exploration of Sabin's ongoing transdisciplinary research and design spanning the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, fiber science, fashion, mechanical and structural engineering, and architecture.
The lecture series is free and open to the public. All events take place from 6 pm – 7:30 pm in Hayes 403, unless otherwise noted, and include continuing education credits for practitioners in the architecture and urban planning professions.
In addition to Sabin’s March 1 presentation, the full lineup of the Spring 2023 series is as follows:
Additional public programs presented by the School this semester include:
As we open our doors to the community in celebration of the work of the School of Architecture and Planning, we're pleased to announce new engagement opportunities for alumni and friends.
This year's program invites alumni to take part in Beaux-Arts Ball, a cherished tradition of the School; explore student and faculty work featured in Open Studio; and vie for bragging rights by entering our Dodgeball Tournament!