Get Lectured: Washington University in St. Louis, Spring ’21 | News

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In preparation for the public events in the spring of 2021, the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis is presenting a strong series of speakers covering topics from the fields of architecture, history, conservation, Art and social injustice deal with April.

Archinect’s ongoing Get Lectured series features each school’s lecture series and their graphic skills with eye-catching lecture posters.

With many schools hosting virtual events, distance is no longer an issue when it comes to hearing from design professionals and industry academics. Check back frequently to find out about upcoming lectures that you don’t want to miss.

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Events begin on January 30th with a panel discussion on the work of Charles E. Fleming, a 1961 alumnus and one of the first African American students to graduate from Washington University with an architecture degree. The discussion, jointly sponsored by the school’s College of Architecture and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum as part of the museum’s In Conversation series, includes Fleming, as well as architecture alumnus Michael Willis and faculty architectural historians Shantel Blakely and Eric Mumford .

Artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin will present on February 4th. After its presentation, the lecture series will be continued on February 10th with a panel discussion on the subject of “Architectural History and Nature Conservation” and on February 16th with the Ghanaian-American interdisciplinary artist Addoley Dzegede. Architect Edward R. Ford will speak on February 22nd, while urban planner, Harvard GSD professor and director at NBBJ Alex Krieger will give his talk on February 24th entitled “Designing the American City: Aspirations and Urban Form”.

On February 25, the Sam Fox School, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and the university’s recently established Center for Race, Ethnicity and Justice (CRE2) will host a panel discussion with artist-in-residence Jordan Weber. Faculty member Zeuler Lima will speak on March 1st, and artist / architect Amanda Williams and Assemble will speak on March 4th. On March 10, the school’s discussion of the history of architecture and the theoretical panel discussion entitled “History of architecture as a global discipline” will be presented.

The architect and urban planner Toni L. Griffin will present on April 8th, the landscape architect Charles Birnbaum on April 19th, Igor Marjanović and Katerina Rüedi Ray on April 26th and the Bangkok-based landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom on April 27th on April 28th and a lecture by Freund Teaching Fellow Dana Levy, date TBD.

All events are free and public and are hosted online. RSVPs are required for individual lectures; Links will be provided on the Sam Fox School website closer to event dates.


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