Skip to main content

Environmental Design Library Events: Upcoming Author talks

 

Spring 2017:  Author Talks 

January 31

Katherine Rinne and Raburn Taylor

Rome: an Urban History from Antiquity to the Present
Tuesday, 1/31 7-8:30pm
Environmental Design Library Atrium
210 Wurster Hall

Event page

Spanning the entire history of Rome from Iron Age village to modern metropolis, this is the first book to take the long view of the Eternal City as an urban organism. This is a study of the urban processes by which Rome's people and leaders, both as custodians of its illustrious past and as agents of its expansive power, have shaped and conditioned its urban fabric. Co-authored by Rabun Taylor and Katherine Rinne (MArch ‘81) the book incorporates an unpublished manuscript by the late Spiro Kostof, Professor of Architectural History at UC Berkeley (1965-1991). Please join us in honoring his legacy as we celebrate this new book.

February 14

Pierluigi Serraino

The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study
Tuesday, 2/14 7-8:30pm
Environmental Design Library Atrium
210 Wurster Hall

Event page

An unknown episode in the annals of modern architecture and psychology has been published for the first time. A1950s University of California, Berkeley evaluation of creativity with subjects including Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, and 37 other major architects.

 

 

 

February 28

Nicholas de Monchaux

Local Code: 3,659 Proposals about Data, Design & the Nature of Cities
Tuesday, 2/28 7-8:30pm
Environmental Design Library Atrium
210 Wurster Hall

Event page

Praised in the New York Times for its "intelligent enquiry and actionable theorizing," Local Code is a collection of data driven tools and design prototypes for understanding and transforming the physical, social, and ecological resilience of cities.

March 14

Abby vanMuijen

3 Truths about Trumpism
Tuesday, 3/14 7-8:30pm
Environmental Design Library Atrium
210 Wurster Hall

Event page

Abby VanMuijen (UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture graduate) teams up with Ananya Roy again to produce one of the most cogent commentaries about the recent election and it’s aftermath. This six-minute animated video expresses in words and images a concise critique of “Trumpism” and some of the narratives that enable it. Abby will discuss the process of developing the content and images which can be seen at: http://tinyurl.com/jj2o8on

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.
The event sponsor is David Eifler, 510-643-7422, deifler@berkeley.edu.

Copyright © 2014-2016 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Except where otherwise noted, this work is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License.