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Conversations at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale: Architecture and Change/October 1, 2016

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Conversations at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale: Architecture and Change/October 1, 2016

Conversations at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale continue with prestigious architects, curators, academia and global leaders and the Biennale presents a United States Pavilion event, in cooperation with the Nordic Pavilion, 'Architecture and Change' will be held on October 1, 2016 at  Nordic Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Giardini. 

How does architecture foster social and political change? Can architecture be a catalyst for real change in today’s cities? How does architecture respond to change?

Expanding on The Architectural Imagination, the US Pavilion exhibition that presents 12 architectural ideas for Detroit, three panels of architects, historians, and critics will discuss architecture’s potential to provoke and/or react to change. The first panel will address architecture as a catalyst for social and economic change in Detroit and other declining postindustrial cities. The second panel will consider the influence of social, political, economic, and technological forces on architecture itself. A third, brief wrap-up panel will include the audience in a conversation about both aspects of architecture and change.

Program:

Welcome and Introduction
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cynthia Davidson, Editor, Log; Executive Director, Anyone Corporation, New York; Co-Curator of The Architectural Imagination
Mónica Ponce de León, Principal, MPdL Studio, New York; Dean, Princeton University School of Architecture; Co-Curator of The Architectural Imagination

Panel I
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Beatriz Colomina, Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, Director of Graduate Studies, and PhD Program Director, Program in Media and Modernity, Princeton University School of Architecture
Milton S.F. Curry, Chair, Urban Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
Robert Fishman, Acting Dean, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
Jesse Reiser, Principal, RUR Architecture, New York; Professor of Architectural Design, Princeton University School of Architecture

Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. 

Panel II
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Marcelyn Gow, Principal, Servo Los Angeles; Design Faculty, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles
Farshid Moussavi, Principal, Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA), London; Professor in Practice of Architecture, Harvard GSD
Antoine Picon, Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Director of Research, Harvard GSD
Tom Wiscombe, Principal, Tom Wiscombe Architecture; Undergraduate Program Chair, SCI-Arc, Los Angeles

Wrap Up
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Cynthia Davidson, Co-Curator of The Architectural Imagination
Mónica Ponce de León, Co-Curator of The Architectural Imagination
James Taylor-Foster, European Editor-at-Large, ArchDaily; Co-Curator of the Nordic Pavilion exhibition In Therapy

And surprise guests...

Free and open to the public with Biennale tickets

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