The year 2020 was met with health, social, economic, and environmental crises. NYIT School of Architecture and Design will tackle these issues in its Spring 2021 Lectures and Events series. Faculty and industry experts will discuss how architecture, design, and urbanism can disclose implicit parameters and activate structural transformations in our ecological, social, and built environments.
NOTE: You must register to receive the pertinent Zoom information.
Mediated Data and Place
Research lecture featuring Adjunct Instructors of Architecture John Doria, M.S., and Donghwan Moon. Introduction by Michelle Cianfaglione, M.Arch., moderator and adjunct assistant professor of architecture.
Designing Architectural Research
Tour a virtual exhibition conceived by School of Architecture and Design Dean Maria Perbellini, M.Arch., and curated by Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, M.Arch. II, associate professor and director of the master’s degree programs; and Tom Verebes, Ph.D., professor of architecture. Opening remarks by Perbellini and introduction by Lorenzo-Eiroa and Verbes. Panelists include Constantinos Daskalakis, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT; Achim Menges, professor at the Institute of Computation Design at the University of Stuttgart; Rachel Armstrong, professor of experimental architecture at Newcastle University; and Francis Bitonti, CEO of Lexset.
Visions and Trajectories for Higher Education and Practice
A discussion on interior design and urban and regional design. Opening remarks by School of Architecture and Design Dean Maria Perbellini, M.Arch. Introduction by Gertrudis Brens, M.Arch., interim director of interior design; David Diamond, M.Arch., professor and director of the Master’s in Architecture; and Marcella Del Signore, M.Arch., associate professor and director of the M.S. in Urban and Regional Design program. Panelists include Saskia Sassen, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Columbia University and Paul Lewis, professor of architectural design at Princeton University and principal at LTL Architects.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A symposium on relief, reconstruction, and resiliency. Introduction by School of Architecture and Design Dean Maria Perbellini, M.Arch. Curated by Robert Cody, teaching associate professor of architecture; Farzana Gandhi, M.Arch., associate professor of architecture; and Jim Martinez, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Disaster relief toolkit workshop. Curated by Robert Cody, teaching associate professor of architecture; Farzana Gandhi, M.Arch., associate professor of architecture; and Jim Martinez, Ph.D., associate professor of interdisciplinary studies.
The Future of Cities: Designing Circularity
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Presented by the Consulate General of Denmark in New York and the School of Architecture and Design. Introduction by Dean Maria Perbellini, M.Arch. Moderated by Jeannette Sordi, adjunct associate professor of architecture. Panelists include Christian Bason, CEO of the Danish Design Centre, and Kenneth A. Lewis, president of the American Institute of Architects and managing partner at SOM. Closing remarks by Ambassador Berit Basse, council general of Denmark in New York.