Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning + Preservation Fall Virtual Programs

This Fall 2020 semester, Columbia GSAPP’s public programming will emphasize intersections of racial equity, social justice, and climate change across the built environment. All public programming will take place online (times noted in EDT) and is free and open to the public. 


Tuesday, September 15 @ 1pm: Robert Goodspeed on urban scenario planning

Friday, September 18 @ 3pm: Race and Modern Architecture

Monday, September 21 @ 6pm: Bryan C. Lee of Colloqate (we’ll be studying Colloqate’s work in our “Ethnography for Design” lesson)

Friday, September 25 @ 1pm: The Preservation of Disability

Friday, October 2 @ 1pm: The Feminist City

Monday, October 5 @ 6pm: Black Reconstruction Collective

Tuesday, October 27 @ 1pm: Making Space for Social Justice? A Practitioner Panel on Philanthropy and the City

Thursday, October 29 @ 6:30pm: Paths to Prison: On the Architectures of Carcerality

Friday, November 13 @ 1pm: Health and the City

Tuesday, November 17 @ 1pm: Anna Bounds on Bracing for the Apocalypse: An Ethnographic Study of New York’s ‘Prepper’ Subculture

Virtual Fall Lectures @ Harvard Graduate School of Design

Harvard’s offering a fantastic series of virtual lectures – many of which are pertinent to our class! See the full line-up, and register, here! Of particular note are:

September 10 @ 7:30pm: Linda Shi, “Green Infrastructure Beyond Flood Risk Reduction

September 21 @ noon: Seth Denizen, “Thinking Through Soil: Case Study from the Mezquital Valley

September 22 @ 7:30pm: Alex Krieger, “The American City Prior and (Possibly) Following the Pandemic

September 28 @ noon: Our Common Purpose: Voting by Design with Danielle Allen, Michael Murphy, and Sarah Whiting

October 5 @ noon: Metahaven

October 13 @ 7:30pm: Michael Maltzan, “Addressing Homelessness: What Can (and Can’t) Architecture Do?

October 28 @ 7:30pm: The Architecture of Democracy

October 29 @ 7:30pm: Nikil Saval, “A Rage in Harlem

November 12 @ 7:30pm: Aimi Hamraie, “Critical Access Studies

November 16 @ noon: Kathryn Yusoff, “Natural Resources as Geologic Necropolitics