UBC SALA Fall 2015 Lecture Series Focusing on Infrastructure

Infrastructure Everywhere
Infrastructure provides the backbone of contemporary society; it’s everywhere. Networked infrastructures of water, food, energy and mobility continuously shape new landscapes and forms of urbanism. In the face of climate change, ongoing urbanisation, geopolitical conflict and environmental degradation, the planning, design and engineering of infrastructure is key in addressing notions of risk, adaptation, and resilience.

The Fall 2015 Lecture Series examines these topics of infrastructure from a wide range of vantage points, cutting across multiple disciplinary boundaries and geographic scales. Each speaker brings to light new practices, design strategies and research models as we continue our journey into the Anthropocene.

All lectures will take place at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street. 6:30pm lecture start; 7:00pm start for the Garden Design Lecture.

September 14, 2015
Hillary Brown
Architecture, CUNY, New York, NY

September 21, 2015
Keller Easterling
Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT

September 28, 2015
George Baird
Professor Emeritus, Architecture, Toronto
Lecture supported by Dialog.

*Please note the October 5 lecture below has been cancelled
October 5, 2015
Form and Energy Lecture
Luis Callejas
LCLA Office, Cambridge, MA, and Medellin, Colombia

October 26, 2015
Susannah Drake
dlandstudio, Brooklyn, NY
Reception following the lecture sponsored by Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance.

November 2, 2015
Pierre Bélanger
Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA

November 6, 2015
Annual Garden Design Lecture
Louisa Jones
Provence, France
Lecture supported by the BC Society of Landscape Architects, Golden Spruce Nurseries, Houston Landscapes, SLS / Light Resource, and Stone Event Imports.

November 16, 2015
Paul Sangha Lecture
Piet Oudolf
Hummelo, Netherlands

Please note that this is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be released at noon on September 15. We expect this event to ‘sell out’ quickly, so get your tickets early.

Reception following the lecture sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vancouver.

For full details, visit the UBC SALA website.

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