Places Co-Presents the Spring 2022 Lecture Series at the Fay Jones School

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Spring 2022 Lecture Series Poster

We are pleased to continue our collaboration with the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at University of Arkansas and co-present the school’s Spring 2022 Lecture Series. The new series, coordinated by Assistant Professor of Architecture Brian Holland, will feature a mix of in-person and remote talks by leading designers, artists, and writers. The series is free and open to the public.

The first lecture, on January 24, will be delivered in-person, by Justin Beal, author of the recently published Sandfuture. The series will continue with lectures by William J. Bates, past president of the American Institute of Architects, in person on February 21; Pablo Pérez Palacios, principal of Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociades, remote on March 7; Kia Weatherspoon, president and founder of Determined by Design, in person on March 14; Jose Herrasti and Fernanda Oppermann, founders of MUTUO, in person on March 28; Fuensanta Nieto, a founding partner at Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, in person on April 8; and Tenna Florian, partner at Lake | Flato, in person on April 18.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Places Journal to co-present this semester’s public lecture series in architecture and design,” says Brian Holland. “The series aims to present a vital snapshot of the design disciplines today by highlighting artists, architects, writers, designers, and advocates who are uncovering untold stories, examining architecture’s blind spots, building new publics, and reorienting practice to serve those who have been historically underserved by design. Its curation was a collaborative effort that reflects the breadth and diversity of initiatives at the Fay Jones School. Over the course of the spring, we will see design excellence and innovation in affordable and attainable housing, ecologically restorative structures, and buildings and spaces grounded in vibrant readings of culture and place.”

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