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  1. Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    swissnex San Francisco invites a panel of experts to discuss the past and future of urban planning in India, highlighting two examples: Chandigarh, a city mandated by the Nehru government in the...

    06.29.10

  2. Weaning New York from Fossil Fuels

    Ashok Gupta, Air & Energy Program Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, will moderate a discussion on practical near-term opportunities and barriers associated with the deployment...

    03.01.09

  3. Art Talk: Erich Heckel

    Art Talk: Erich Heckel

    The Hammer's curatorial department leads a free 15-minute discussion on Erich Heckel's 1916 work, Irrer Soldat (Mad Soldier). Heckel (1883-1970) was a German painter and printmaker, and a founding...

    03.01.09

  4. Design in the Age of Climate Consequences

    The discussion will be led by author David W. Orr, ithe Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics in the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is best...

    03.01.09

  5. The Hill House by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    The Hill House by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

    Pamela Robertson, Senior Curator, Hunterian Art Gallery and Professor of Mackintosh Studies, University of Glasgow, will lead a discussion on the architect's Hill House project, and whether or not...

    03.19.09

  6. Marcel Breuer's Design and Architecture

    Marcel Breuer's Design and Architecture

    RISD Museum assistant director James Brayton Hall will lead a discussion on the furniture and architectural design of Marcel Breuer, and the materials he favored.

    03.23.09

  7. Documenting and Preserving Modernist Architecture in the Outer Cape

    Documenting and Preserving Modernist Architecture in the Outer Cape

    Beginning in the late 1930s, a group of visionary architects congregated on the isolated backshore of Wellfleet and Truro. In conjunction with the exhibition Marcel Breuer, this lecture by Peter...

    03.23.09

  8. Richard Schultz

    Richard Schultz

    The furniture designer will give the museum's inaugual spring lecture, in conjunction with the exhibition Richard Schultz: Five Decades of Design, which will be on view through the end of May....

    04.02.09

  9. Graphitecture: The Graphic Designer Draws Lines in the Architect's Sandbox

    Los Angeles-based graphic designer Jessica D'Elena, the primary graphic specialist for Morphosis Architects, will discuss the intersection between graphic design platforms and architectural bodies.

    04.02.09

  10. Frank Lloyd Wright in the 21st Century: Being Versus Seeming?

    Architectural historians and practitioners discuss the contemporary relevance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “The New World” essay published in the Architectural Record in 1927.

    04.10.09

  11. Finnish Design & Sustainability

    Interior architect Esa Vesmanen will delve into Scandinavia’s continued commitment to alternative energy, conservation, urban planning, and ecologically and socially sustainable architectural...

    04.13.09

  12. The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    Eric Firley will discuss his recent research for the book The Urban Housing Handbook (Wiley, 2009), co-authored with Caroline Stahl. Exploring the relationship between architecture and the urban...

    04.13.09

  13. Modern Architecture USA: Survival in the Sub-urbis

    Modern Architecture USA: Survival in the Sub-urbis

    In conjunction with the exhibition Marcel Breuer, architect Diane Lewis lectures on the competition-winning “Riverview Music Quadrangle,” a project to save Paul Rudolph’s first...

    04.25.09

  14. Bruce Nussbaum in Conversation with Ezio Manzini

    Bruce Nussbaum, Visiting Professor of Innovation and Design at The New School and BusinessWeek contributing editor, will host a conversation with international design innovator Ezio Manzini as part...

    04.25.09

  15. The Modernist Landscape- Then and Now

    Celebrate the anniversary of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius' birthday and the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus at the Gropius House on Sunday, May 17, with half-price admission....

    04.26.09

  16. Dwell on Design Keynote Speaker: Daniel Pink

    Dwell on Design Keynote Speaker: Daniel Pink

    Good news for design enthusiasts: The future is in our hands. So says best-selling author and expert in creativity and innovation Daniel Pink, Dwell on Design's keynote speaker. In his book, A...

    05.27.09

  17. NASA Astronaut Speaks about Recent Hubble Repair Mission

    Dr. John Grunsfeld, a NASA astronaut and a Chicago native, will discuss and showcase images from his recent 13-day trip to the International Space Station for the final servicing mission for...

    06.12.09

  18. In the Shadows of Cities: Gregor Eichinger

    In the Shadows of Cities: Gregor Eichinger

    Austrian architect and designer Gregor Eichinger will discuss the subject of our increasing need for "shadowy places." He will reference past eras, when business was conducted in public...

    06.16.09

  19. Urban China

    Jiang Jun, editor of Urban China magazine, and curator Benjamin Godsill of the New Museum introduce a dynamic multimedia presentation on the history of Urban China as well as the exhibition Urban...

    07.01.09

  20. The California Ranch House / A Talk by Alan Hess

    Architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News will lead a discussion about the history of the California ranch house vernacular. The presentation is offered in conjunction with...

    07.08.09

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