Landscape Architecture Lecture on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6 p.m. in Burns Auditorium. A public presentation by Alan Berger, associate professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture from MIT, entitled “Exterial Landscapes.”
Alan Berger will explore the concept of Landscape Externalities: specifically, the large-scale unintended environmental consequences that are produced from distant politico-economic activities. Several real world environmental disasters, (from the past, present and future) will be discussed in this context, revealing vast new landscape conditions created in their wake. What can designers and planners do to change the way landscape externalities are dealt with? Can designers and planners influence second-generation decisions by documenting and disseminating the outcomes of first-generation decisions? Is research-based design viable, and can it produce better scalar outcomes than typical site-defined protocols? These questions and others will be addressed through original analysis, research, and project-based solutions from P-REX, Berger’s design laboratory at MIT.
Does being there matter? Developing visitor identity through exploration of Ghana’s cultural heritage sites Presenter: Dr. Kofi Boone, Dept. of Landscape Architecture on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Walnut Room in Talley Student Center for the NCSU Study Abroad Symposium.
Ghana is home to significant cultural heritage sites ranging from traditional religious shrines and craft villages, to forts and castles used during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Does engagement of these sites impact how visitors see themselves? If so, what types of engagement have the most impact? This presentation shares findings of a retrospective survey of an interdisciplinary group of study abroad participants who studied in Ghana between 2005-2009.
Art + Design Lecture on Friday, November 19, 2010 beginning at 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Burns Auditorium with John Hendrix. http://johnhendrix.com/portfolio/
John’s work has appeared in such publications as Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Esquire, The New York Times, and Time Magazine among many others. He has also drawn book jackets for the likes of Random House, Harper Collins, Greenwillow Books, Knopf, Penguin, Abrams Books and St. Martin’s Press. His images also appeared in advertising for ESPN/ABC, The NBA and Travelocity. John’s drawings have won numerous awards, including the Society of Illustrator’s Silver Medal in 2006 and 2008, the 3×3 Gold Medal in sequential illustration and the SILA Silver Best of Show Award. His images have also appeared in the annual award publications American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Society for Publication Design, Communication Arts and Print’s Regional Design Annual. His first picture book “Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek,” was named and ALA Notable book of 2008 and won the Comstock Award for read aloud books. John’s recent book, “John Brown: His Fight for Freedom” is the first he has both written and illustrated won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal and was named one of the “Best Books of 2009” by Publisher’s Weekly. In addition to his editorial drawings and picture books, John is teaching Illustration and Communication Design at Washington University in St. Louis. John lives in the neighborhood of University City, with his beautiful bride Andrea, son Jack and daughter Annie.
Architecture Lecture on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 6 p.m. in Burns Auditorium. A School of Architecture and AIA Triangle Joint Lecture Series, “Shadow and Light: The Making of a 21st Century Cathedral” with Craig Harman, FAIA, of Skidmore Owings & Merrill from San Francisco, CA.
Craig Hartman, FAIA joined SOM in 1973 and is currently a design partner in the San Francisco office. Mr. Hartman’s work has been recognized with over 100 awards for design. He also received a Federal Design Achievement Award in the 2000 Presidential Design Awards Program. Mr. Hartman was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 1995 and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Ball State University.