Jan 27th 2021

Introducing the Spring 2021 Ph.D. Architectural Research Forum

For the spring 2021 semester, the Ph.D. program at the College of Architecture will host the Architectural Research Forum, a series of weekly talks presented by a number of distinguished experts, including a number of College of Architecture faculty and alumni, to give interdisciplinary discussions on the future of the city. The series is sponsored by the John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellowship.

All lectures will be held virtually from 5–6:30 p.m. and are free to attend. See below for a list of speakers for the Architectural Research Forum, and the College of Architecture’s spring speakers series can be viewed on its website. Lectures from both series do not overlap with one other.

January 21

Ph.D. Welcome Back

January 28

Susan Fainstein, senior research fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Department of Urban Planning and Design
Accessible via Google Meet

February 4

Ron Henderson, professor and director of the Master of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism program at Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

February 11

Pablo Landa Ruiloba, independent researcher and curator for the 2016 Venice Biennial of Architecture
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

February 18

Dave Amos, assistant professor of city planning at California Polytechnic State University and host of the “City Beautiful” YouTube channel
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

February 25

Larry Bennett, professor emeritus of the political science department at DePaul University
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

March 4

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

March 11

Sean Keller, associate professor and associate dean of strategic initiatives at Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

March 18

Charles Waldheim, John E. Iriving Professor and director of the Office of Urbanization at Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

March 25

Matti Siemiatycki, interim director of the School of Cities and professor of geography and planning at the University of Toronto
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

April 1

Patrick T. Reardon, writer and former Chicago Tribune reporter
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

April 8

Jorge Perez Jaramillo, Architect, urban consultant, senior council to World Bank, advisor to the Government of Antioquia, and planning director for Medellín
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

April 15

Julia Bachrach, historian, preservation planner, urban designer, former historian and planning supervisor to City of Chicago Parks District, and president of Julia Bachrach Consulting
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

April 22

Fadi Masoud, assistant professor and director of the Centre for Landscape Research at the Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

April 29

Kristine Miller, professor of landscape architecture at University of Minnesota College of Design
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)

May 6

Hyeson Jeong, assistant professor at University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture
Accessible via Zoom (passcode: 810675)