“Architects create places, not spaces.” In the second annual lecture series presented by the School of Architecture at Portland State University, six internationally renowned leaders from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, art, planning and anthropology will tackle this once-controversial idea. The series spans the 2012-2013 academic year, with presentations by Dan Wood, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, Kevin Daly, Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, Tim Ingold and Julie Bargmann. Each of these speakers will discuss the ways in which the active processes of siting, locating, positioning and placing things and people in the world are conceived and embodied in their work.
Landscape architect Julie Bargmann will speak as part of the "Placing" lecture series on Thursday, May 2, 2013, giving a lecture titled "Working Traces."
"Evidence of multiple-site histories lurks beneath urban expanses of asphalt and weeds. To reframe vacant land as full becomes the primary act of design, unearthing the embodied energy of men, women, and children who once labored there. Working with these traces makes places within a renewed landscape of ecological and cultural production," writes Bargmann.