The Design, Architecture, and Culture group of Quadrant, a joint initiative of the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Minnesota Press, has announced its Spring 2010 schedule.
"Constructing Modernism: Hilyard R. Robinson's Life and Legacy"
A lecture by Kelly Quinn, Quadrant fellow; Miami (Ohio) University
Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m., 125 Nolte
Quinn looks at three examples of the work of Hilyard R. Robinson: the Langston Terrace Dwellings, his unbuilt program for the Liberian Centennial and Victory Exposition, and Lincoln Park in Washington, DC. Robinson was an African-American architect whose most prominent work includes Langston Terrace, a modern housing program built by and for African Americans in the District of Columbia during the early part of the 20th century.
"Pagodas and Public Housing: Reexamining the 'Projects' in San Francisco's Chinatown"
A lecture by Amy Howard, Quadrant visiting scholar; University of Richmond
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m., 125 Nolte
Howard explores the history of the Ping Yuen public housing project in San Francisco's Chinatown. Ping Yuen's location, faux Chinese architectural design, and tenant population of Chinese Americans defy the stereotypical image of public housing and demonstrate the importance of community ties between project residents and the surrounding district. This talk is co-sponsored by Quadrant and the Asian American Studies program.
A to-be-titled lecture by Margaret Crawford, Quadrant visiting scholar; University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m., 125 Nolte
A to-be-titled lecture by Setha Low, Quadrant visiting scholar; City University of New York
Monday, April 12, 2010, 4:00-5:30 p.m., 100 Rapson