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The Oregonian: Portland State University's architecture lecture series presents six international speakers
Author: David Stabler
Posted: September 10, 2012

Read the original article in The Oregonian here.

Portland State University's Department of Architecture lecture series brings six speakers in the fields of architecture, planning, anthropology and landscape architecture. Called "Placing," the lecture series will explore questions of how place, and the act of placing, play a part in their work. 

Here's the schedule. Lectures are free begin at 6 p.m. in the Shattuck Hall Annex at Portland State University, at Southwest Broadway and Hall Streets.

Oct. 4, Dan Wood, WORKac, New York
Dan Wood is principal and co-founder of WORKac, a New York City-based firm developing architectural and urban planning projects that engage issues of culture and consciousness, nature and artifice, surrealism and pragmatism. The firm’s practice extends from the United States, to Russia, and China, and its buildings and projects have been published internationally. WORKac has received numerous awards including several AIA merit awards and the 2010 New York Design Commission award.

Nov. 8, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, Dublin, Ireland
O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects is a seven-time winner of the AAI Downes Medal for Excellence in Architectural Design, and recipient of the RIAI Gold Medal, the highest award in Irish architecture. Their uniquely contextual, materially rich, and exquisitely crafted work has been shortlisted for major European awards including the Stirling Prize, the Mies van der Rohe Award, the Lubetkin Prize and the Palladio Prize.

Feb. 7, Kevin Daly, Daly Genik Architects, Los Angeles, California
Kevin Daly is principal and co-founder of Daly Genik Architects, a practice with a focus on craft, construction systems, and material research. Daly Genik Architects produces environmentally and socially responsive educational, residential and institutional projects ranging in scale from single-room artist work spaces to campus master planning. Winner of numerous awards, Daly Genik Architects was selected as the Firm of the Year in 2009 by the AIA/Los Angeles.

March 1, Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, Nieto y Sobejano Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain
Based in Madrid and Berlin, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is known for projects that marry a contemporary architectural language with traditional settings and historic structures. Their work includes the Madinat al Zahra Museum in Córdoba—recipient of a 2010 Aga Kahn Award—and extensions to the Joanneum Museum in Graz, San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian and Moritzburg Museum in Halle. In addition to practicing architecture, they teach at the European University of Madrid and at the Universität der Künste of Berlin.

April 18, Tim Ingold, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Tim Ingold is a preeminent anthropologist, Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and author of numerous books on anthropology. Taking an unconventional view of his discipline, Professor Ingold tries to bring the “4 A’s” (anthropology, architecture, archaeology and art) together, looking at the ways in which environments are perceived, shaped, and understood.

May 2, Julie Bargmann, D.I.R.T. Studio, New York
Julie Bargmann is an innovative designer of regenerative landscapes and founder and principal of D.I.R.T. Studio. Based in New York City, she is also Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, where she leads venturesome investigations with students into derelict terrain, imagining renewed sites of cultural and ecological production. Her work has received numerous awards and has been featured in art and design exhibitions worldwide.