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"Placing": Portland State University School of Architecture 2012-2013 Lecture Series Announced
Author: School of Architecture
Posted: September 13, 2012

“Architects create places, not spaces.” In the second annual lecture series presented by the School of Architecture at Portland State University, titled “Placing,” six internationally renowned leaders from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, art, planning and anthropology will tackle this once-controversial idea. 

“Placing” spans the 2012-2013 academic year, beginning October 4, with presentations by Dan Wood of WORKac, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey of O’Donnell+Tuomey Architects, Kevin Daly of Daly Genik Architects, Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Tim Ingold of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, and Julie Bargmann of D.I.R.T. Studio. These distinguished guest 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.

The lectures in the series, listed below, begin at 6pm in the Shattuck Hall Annex at Portland State University (at SW Broadway and Hall Streets) and are free to the public:

Dan Wood, WORKac, New York, Thursday, October 4, 2012

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. 

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, November 8, 2012

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.

Kevin Daly, Daly Genik Architects, Los Angeles, California, Thursday, February 7, 2013

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.

Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, Nieto y Sobejano Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 1, 2012

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.

Tim Ingold, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, Thursday, April 18, 2013

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.

Julie Bargmann, D.I.R.T. Studio, New York, Thursday, May 2, 2013

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.

About the School of Architecture at Portland State University

The School of Architecture’s four-year bachelor’s degree program and two-year professional master’s degree program emphasize focused study in architectural design, the humanities, tectonics and the profession, in a rich, design-based curriculum, as they prepare students for a career as a licensed architect. In June 2011 the School celebrated the graduation of the first class of the Master of Architecture program, in which students complete a major thesis study of individually inspired questions concerning architecture, culture and technology.