Pratt Institute School of Architecture will feature four lectures this month as a part of their 2011 Spring Lecture Series. Architects and Artists will lecture about their influences, works, and careers at the Institute’s Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Pratt Visiting Associate Professor (Construction/Facilities Management) Gerald McGowan will moderate a panel discussion, titled “FM Roundtable: State of the Art Perspectives” on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 PM at Pratt Manhattan at 144 West 14th Street, Room 213. McGowan will discuss the emergence of facilities management as a profession.
Poet Tina Chang will deliver a talk on behalf of The Annual Christina Porter Art and Poetry in the Schools Lecture, on Thursday, March 24 at 12:30 PM in Higgins Hall Auditorium at 61 St. James Place in Brooklyn. She is the author of two books and her work has been featured in numerous publications. Chang is the current (2010) poet laureate of Brooklyn. Her new collection of poetry, Of Gods and Strangers, is forthcoming this year from Four Way Books.
Distinguished members of Pratt Institute’s Network for Emerging Architectural Research (NEAR) will host a symposium, “NEAR: New Practices GAUD” (Graduate Architecture and Urban Design) on Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 PM and Friday, March 25 at 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, and 6:00 PM in Higgins Hall Auditorium at 61 St. James Place in Brooklyn. NEAR’s director and Pratt associate professor of Graduate Architecture and Urban Planning, David Ruy, is highly acclaimed for his work examining the intersection of architecture, nature, and technology.
Carlos and Borja Ferrater, founders of the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB), will deliver a lecture on Thursday, March 31 at 6 PM in Higgins Hall Auditorium at 61 St. James Place in Brooklyn. Carlos Ferrater is the recipient of numerous awards and is recognized for his design of the Botanical Park and the MediaPro buildings in Barcelona, Spain, among others. Borja Ferrater, also highly awarded, is currently an architecture instructor at the International University of Catalonia.