Author Book Talk: Rene Davids – November 1, 7-8:30 PM – Environmental Design Library

Prof. Rene Davids will talk about his new book, Shaping Terrain: City Building in Latin America about  the ways existing topography has shaped post-colonial urbanism in Latin America since pre-Columbian times. His book explores the interplay between built works and their geographies in various cities including Bogotá, Caracas, Mendoza, México D. F., Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Valparaíso.

shaping-terrain

Tuesday, November 1, 7-8:30 PM – Environmental Design Library Atrium


The Oslo Architecture Triennale

After Belonging map. Drawing by David Jiménez Iniesta, Ma Ángeles Peñalver Izaguirre, Studio Animal (Javier Jiménez Iniesta)(Courtesy Olso Architecture Triennale)
After Belonging map. Drawing by David Jiménez Iniesta, Ma Ángeles Peñalver Izaguirre, Studio Animal (Javier Jiménez Iniesta)(Courtesy Olso Architecture Triennale)

Running from September 8 to November 27, the Oslo Architecture Triennale promises an in-depth exploration of many challenges facing the architectural field, including refugees, migration, homelessness; new mediated forms of domesticity and foreignness; environmental displacements; tourism; and the technologies and economies of sharing. The conference will also feature 17 speakers from across the global design scene, including Columbia GSAPP Dean and Work Architecture Company co-founder Amale Andraos, Atelier Bow-Wow Founders Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, and OMA Partner Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, just to name a few.http://archpaper.com/2016/08/oslo-architecture-triennale-first-look/


Event: Presentations by Architectural Historian Dan Gregory and CED Assoc. Professor Andrew Shanken

September 17, 2015, 6-7 pm
112 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley

$10.00 cash, at door or purchase online https://www.regonline.com/ced-fairslecture
**free to students with UCB ID

In conjunction with opening of Exceptional Expositions the Environmental Design Archives will host a program of presentations by Architectural Historian Dan Gregory and CED Assoc. Professor Andrew Shanken. Gregory’s talk “Fire Up the Scintillator!: Architecture, Allusion, and Re-Affirmation at the PPIE,” concerns the hyperbolic architectural character of the exposition — from the 435 foot-tall Tower of Jewels covered in 100,000 cut glass “Novagems” to the Oregon State Pavilion treated as a redwood tree-replica of the Parthenon.

Shanken, author of the recently published monograph Into the Void Pacific will give a talk entitled “Very Empty, But Not False: the Architecture of the 1939 San Francisco World’s Fair” addressing the ways the architects of the GGIE felt Californian, thought regionally, and aspired to a “Pacific Architecture” just as modernism was radically changing the aesthetic of design.

This will be followed by a book signing of Shanken’s monograph on the Golden Gate International Exposition. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Contact: 510.642.5124 Designarchives@berkeley.edu

Chris Marino, Reference and Outreach Archivist
Environmental Design Archives
College of Environmental Design
University of California
230 Wurster Hall mc 1820
Berkeley, CA 94720-1820


Exhibit: Designing People

The Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley presents the exhibit

Designing People

February 11 – May 19, 2015

The figures that inhabit architectural and landscape renderings are not the actual focus of the drawings. Homeowners, children, pets, shoppers, and condo-dwellers are included to convey the scale and functionality of a proposed design. They humanize and create an emotional appeal in what might otherwise appear to be sterile environments and allow the client to imagine how a space will be used. From the watercolor Victorian to the scalie hipster, this exhibit features more than a century of designers’ representations of people from the Environmental Design Archives.

Environmental Design Library
Volkmann Reading Room, Raymond Lifchez and Judith Stronach Exhibition Cases
210 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley

Information, Hours, Directions: 510.642.4818
www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/hours.html

Curators: Waverly Lowell and Chris Marino, Environmental Design Archives
Exhibition Team: Cailin Trimble, Emily Vigor, Alison Ecker, Andrew Manuel, Brandon Wolinsky