College of Design Fall 2010 lectures schedule


Global Practices in Architecture Lecture Series

Kaori Ito
Associate professor of urban planning and design, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Tokyo: Small Urban Spaces in the World's Largest Urban Area
Thursday, August 26, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Cass Gilbert Fund Lecture

Explore Tokyo's urban form and life through the lens of Kaori Ito's work, including the short animated film PopulouSCAPE and Tokyo Picnic Club projects, which draw together creators from the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape, illustration, photography, food, and more to develop creative projects in public spaces.

Kaori Ito studied architecture at the University of Tokyo and earned a doctor of engineering degree in 2001. She did research in urban analysis and spatial information science as a 1999-2002 JSPS Research Fellow and as assistant professor in the Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo 2002-05. She was appointed junior associate professor of urban planning and design at the Tokyo University of Science in 2005, and has been associate professor since 2008. She published Civic Pride: Designing Communication of Cities (in Japanese) with design journalist Nobuko Shimuta in 2008. She founded Tokyo Picnic Club (TPC) with architect Hiroshi Ota in 2002. TPC consists of creators from various fields such as architecture, urbanism, landscape, graphic design, illustration, photography, food coordination, and curating. Their creative projects on public spaces have been delivered in Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom.

Hannetjie Du Preez
Heritage practitioner, author, and editor; senior manager of cultural affairs, Western Cape Provincial Government, South Africa

Challenges Facing Heritage Conservation Practices in a Democratic South Africa
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Center for World Heritage Studies and Cass Gilbert Fund Lecture

Learn about the heritage conservation practices instituted in South Africa since 1994. Du Preez will discuss the juxtaposition of heritage resources identified and formally protected under previous political regimes and the challenges of identifying, protecting, and conserving heritage resources for future generations, reflecting the cultural diversity of a democratic South Africa and the developmental agenda of the country.

Du Preez is a heritage practitioner and author and editor of a number of publications. She has extensive experience in heritage conservation practice and has been a member of the South African World Heritage Convention Advisory Committee since its inception in 1997. She has managed a number of conservation and restoration projects, including the HGIS Genadendal Restoration Project, in collaboration with the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands. As the senior manager responsible for Cultural Affairs in the Western Cape Provincial Government in South Africa, she is also responsible for drafting and implementing heritage legislation and developing policy and best practice in the broader heritage environment, including museums, archives, and heritage resources.

Gustavo F. Araoz
President, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and fellow, US/ICOMOS, USA

Challenges Inherent in World Heritage
Monday, September 27, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Heritage Collaborative and Cass Gilbert Fund Lecture

World heritage sites face distinctive challenges related to their conservation and management. Aaroz will provide a global perspective in heritage preservation and introduce the audience to sites of outstanding universal value.

Gustavo Araoz has worked in heritage conservation for more than 35 years, in architectural private practice, academia, and institutional management. In 2008 he was elected president of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the worldwide non-governmental global alliance of preservation professionals and supporters that serves as official advisor to UNESCO. Prior to that, he also served as executive director of the United States Committee of ICOMOS. His private practice has included work on sites all over the United States and abroad, including several world heritage sites. Araoz taught at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation for six years and was in charge of their Urban Conservation Studio.

A native of Cuba, Araoz earned a bachelor of architecture degree from the Catholic University of America, a master of arts in Latin American studies from Georgetown University, and an architectural conservation certificate from the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia in Mexico City.

Mieke Bosse
Principal architect, Scala Architecten, Den Haag, Netherlands

Houses in Cities in the Netherlands
Monday, October 11, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Cass Gilbert Fund Lecture cosponsored by Julia Robinson (Architecture)

Explore how houses and other buildings can connect with each other and the existing fabric, engaging inhabitants to occupy the edges of the urban wall, the street, and public open areas so that a town, city, or suburb is alive.

Bosse has been principal and owner of Scala, with Peter Drijver, since 1989. Scala has become predominantly focused on creating housing that makes human-scale urban patterns. She is an experienced practitioner and teacher and advocates the New Traditionalist approach. As a critic she is knowledgeable about Dutch housing practices in the world context, and appreciates good design in all its forms.

Mauricio Rocha Iturbide
Principal, Taller de Arquitectura, Mexico City

Processes in Architecture
Monday, October 25, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Cass Gilbert Fund Lecture, cosponsored by Kansas State University

Taking the process of architecture as provocateur, architect Mauricio Rocha Iturbide explains the relationships among design process, building process, and usage process in his architecture. He will also show how processes vary depending on circumstances presented by the physical and social environment in which they are placed. He will use examples from ephemeral architecture in the city as well as contemporary, award-winning projects designed in his office.

Iturbide graduated with honors from the Max Cetto Studio at the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1990. He served as studio professor at the Max Cetto Studio 1992-98, Anahuac University in 2004, and the Iberoamericana University in 2004. As an architect, he works in both the public and private spheres. He alternates his architectural practice with ephemeral architectural interventions in art exhibitions as well as with museography. He is currently a juror of art and culture for the National Foundation for Arts and Culture Commission of Arts.

Kim Herforth Nielsen
Principal architect, MAA, RIBA, 3XN, Denmark

How Architecture Shapes Behavior

Thursday, November 11, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Rendezvous with the U, reception and Ralph Rapson exhibition viewing follow lecture

Architecture can get people talking together. Architecture can calm children in the classroom. Architecture can make passive people more active. Architecture can shape corporate culture. Architecture can encourage people to find new paths, discover new aspects of their city -- and of themselves. 3XN believes that architecture can shape behavior and that buildings -- like people -- are more than the sum of their parts. By applying holistic principles 3XN is constantly exploring the potential for synthesizing design, function, and context. Kim Herforth Nielsen will demonstrate how architecture shapes behavior with a number of 3XN projects.

Kim Herforth Nielsen is founder and principal of 3XN. He graduated from the Aarhus School of Architecture in 1981 and was one of the three Nielsen founders in 1986. Since then he has been the driving force behind 3XN, involved in all the practice's major projects, including the Blue Planet, Kubus in Berlin, Museum of Liverpool, Ørestad College in Copenhagen, Muziekgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, the Danish Embassy in Berlin, and the Architects' House in Copenhagen. Nielsen is a frequent jury member in international architectural competitions and lecturer at art academies and universities around the world. He is a Knight of Dannebrog and has received Denmark's highest architectural honor, the C.F. Hansen Medaille.

Paco Burgos and Gines Garrido
Architects, Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos Asociados, Madrid, Spain

Soft Infrastructures
Friday, December 3, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Metropolitan Design Center and Cass Gilbert Fund Lecture

Infrastructures have shredded territory and fragmented cities; they are not part of them but have been imposed on them. Is this irreversible? How can we make them be part of cities and participate in creating a humanized landscape?

In addition to their professional practice, Paco Burgos and Gines Garrido serve as professors in the Department of Architectural Design at the ETS Architecture, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.

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Amy Scarborough
Department of Design and Human Environment, Oregon State University

Bird Protection and Millinery: Exploring the Role of Fashion Media in the Debate
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3 p.m.
22 McNeal Hall

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, women's hats and hair accessories featured feathers, wings, heads, and whole birds. With the conservation movement, formation of the Audubon Society, and women's clubs, the use of birds in millinery became a concern. In this lecture, Amy Scarborough will explore how bird conservation, the Aububon Society, and millinery was discussed and presented in fashion and women's magazines.

Andrea Cochran
Principal, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco

Choreographed Landscapes
Monday, October 4, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
Exhibition and reception for "Andrea Cochran: Landscapes" follows lecture, HGA Gallery
H. W. S. Cleveland Fund Lecture

Andrea Cochran will discuss how she shapes space as a landscape architect in both small gardens and larger landscapes: Spare geometry applied to vibrant plant life results in sharp compositional order, yielding landscapes that convey a heightened sense of texture, light, and movement.

Cochran has been practicing landscape architecture in the San Francisco Bay area for more than 25 years. She graduated from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and worked on the East Coast and in Europe before moving to California in 1981. After working in collaborative partnerships for more than 10 years, she established Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture in 1998, known for seamlessly integrating landscape, art, and architecture. Her work is distinguished by its careful attention to site, climate, and the choreography of experience.

Will Hill
Typography scholar and graphic design lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art, United Kingdom

The Word as Image: Experimental Typographies and Visual Poetics
Monday, November 8, 2010 6 p.m.
33 McNeal Hall
Biester Young Honors Lecture Fund

Hill will discuss experimental typographic work across multiple contexts including sculpture, literature, and site-specific installation within the development of graphic communication and the need to develop new critical perspectives to encompass these convergent areas of practice.

Hill studied at Winchester School of Art and Cambridge School of Art and holds an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading. He practiced as a freelance designer, illustrator, design consultant, and typographer in London 1977-93. Since 1993 he has been senior lecturer in graphic design at Cambridge School of Art, where he designed and introduced the undergraduate program in graphic design in 1997 and the MA in typographic design in 2003. His work includes The Complete Typographer, published by Page One in the UK, and Prentice Hall in the US, 2005 (the US third edition is forthcoming from Thames & Hudson (paperback) and Addison Wesley Longman (hardcover). He has also contributed chapters to Font: The Sourcebook and Art and Text and the Phaidon Compendium of Graphic Design. Hill's current practice and research activity reflects a fascination for type, lettering, and the use of visual language in a wide range of practices across both the applied and the fine arts.

M. Christine Carlson, senior fellow and adjunct faculty member, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design
John Koepke, associate professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design

From Pits and Piles to Lakes and Landscapes: Rebuilding Minnesota's Iron Mining Landscape

Monday, November 15, 2010 6 p.m.
100 Rapson Hall
H. W. S. Cleveland Fund Lecture

Investigate the collaborative activities of the Laurentian Vision Partnership, which focuses on the regeneration of the Mesabi Iron Range region's ecological and economic environment.

Carlson holds a BA in English literature and philosophy from Marquette University and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; a Masters in medieval studies from the Centre for Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto; and a BLA and an MLA from the University of Washington. Carlson has more than 25 years of public and private practice experience in conservation design and planning, facilitation, natural and visual resource and cultural landscape analysis, and teaching. She has served on the board of the Minnesota Land Trust, currently serves on the board of the National Waterfront Center, and was national jury chair for the 2008 Waterfront Center Awards. She has been involved with the Laurentian Vision Partnership since 1998.

Koepke holds an MLA from the University of Washington and a BLA from the University of Minnesota. Koepke has more than 25 years of academic and private practice experience emphasizing the integration of culture and ecology in design and planning. His primary scholarship focuses on the design of ancient Native American settlements and the development of contemporary Native American cultural facilities. He is of Ojibwe heritage. He has been involved with the Laurentian Vision Partnership since its inception in 1997.

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