Having come of age in New York City during the AIDS crisis, artist Sharon Hayes has always made work connected to political movements. She blends performance with installation and video to create large-scale works that explore the relationship between “the private and the public; the personal and the political.”
Penn Praxis is a Design Partner with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, along with a team of Design Fellows, to design a 25-year plan for the region called Future LV for ecological health and quality of life in cities, towns, and undeveloped areas.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Designs for Different Futures” exhibition includes contributions and installations from several Penn faculty and alumni who seek to answer questions about what the not-so-distant future may look like.
New challenges to the housing market and its policies are “unprecedented,” say the Penn Design professor. He outlines potential improvements to the country’s largest affordable rental housing programs and the possibility of retrofitting housing to help reduce utility cost burdens.
The Weitzman School’s Richard Weller visited Sydney for a two-week intensive on critical urban challenges and converting a parkland into an incubator for wildlife.
A new three-year project called called “Spatial Visions Connecting China and the West: A Centennial Review and New Perspectives on Future Urban Environments” will address global issues like climate change and migration will begin at Penn and travel to Beijing.
The McHarg Center releases a new collection of maps and datascapes capturing the spatial consequences of climate change in support of a coordinated national response.
Students use computer graphic technologies to bring historic sites to life as part of a summer research program and fall semester course that unites anthropology and computer science.
On the agenda: a PHILADANCO Christmas performance at Annenberg, a card-making opportunity at Penn Libraries, and a goodbye to Lightbox Film Center.
The Department of City and Regional Planning is welcoming the first cohort of Moelis Scholars, a new program open to African-American and Latinx students who are thinking about pursuing careers in housing and community and economic development.
Matthijs Bouw of the School of Design wrote about his work with The Hackable City, an Amsterdam-based research project exploring new, community-led methods for urban development.
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Witold Rybczynski of the School of Design reviewed a memoir by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, which traces the history of efforts to restore and maintain Central Park.
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