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Architecture and the Great Confinement: A Video-Interview Series

By UM News

Architecture and the Great Confinement: A Video-Interview Series

By UM News
U-SoA Faculty Perpetuates Global Dialogue Surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic

The series, led by Prof. Carie Penabad, launches here with Nader Tehrani, Dean of Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and Principal at NADAAA. It will proceed with weekly episodes featuring Beatriz Colomina, Andres Duany, M. Christine Boyer, Leon Krier, Jerold Kayden, Rodrigo Costa Lima, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Mabel Wilsonand Rodolphe el-Khoury, among others.

The series aims to promote a global dialogue focused on the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impacts on the world of architecture and the design of future cities. As a part of a long-term effort, our faculty has committed to leveraging their insight towards positive discussions regarding COVID-19's affect on the architectural community. By discussing ways to transform the virus's possible strike on design development into an opportunity to gain new insight on how to adapt to potential threats to the architectural order, we aim to both enlighten and encourage while working together to further support sustainable developments in architecture and design. We encourage both our local and global community to provide feedback and commnents on the conversations so that the effort may promote sustained and meaningful interchange.

To view the video series, please click here. For more information on its efforts, please click here and here.