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AIA Akron is a local component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We represent over 170 members in 11 counties of the greater Akron area. Our mission is to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the Architecture profession. We promote the aesthetic, scientific and art of planning by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice, to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards or people through their improved environment.

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Lecture: Pollution, Architecture and Modernity

Pollution, Architecture and Modernity

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 – 7:00 pm

Student Center Kiva


How has pollution shaped our thinking about architecture? Jorge Otero-Pailos will reflect on the last 200 years of attempts to transform architecture in response to environmental pollution. He will unpack the historical nexus of pollution and architecture, focusing on the philosophical and aesthetic questions that have driven its formation. Drawing from examples of his own work, he will consider alternative ways of engaging architecturally with pollution.

Jorge Otero-Pailos, artist, architect and theorist of preservation, has undertaken to clean pollution while simultaneously creating a historical record of it through his internationally acclaimed series of art installations “The Ethics of Dust,” which have been exhibited at the 53rd Venice Art Biennale, and the 7th Manifesta Biennial. He is the founder and editor of Future Anterior, and the author of Architecture’s Historical Turn.

Questions/RSVPs to srugare@kent.edu

CUDC Seminar: Preservation and Creativity

Seminar: Preservation and Creativity

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – 8:30 am

Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative

1309 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200


Preservation is often seen as lacking architectural design creativity, or worse, as standing in the way of it. This workshop will explore the ideas about creativity that undergird this prejudice, and invite participants to consider new ways in which creativity might be rethought to formulate a more productive engagement between architecture and preservation.


Questions/RSVPs to srugare@kent.edu

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Jillian R. Tipton
Executive Director

2841 Riviera Drive, Ste. 120
Fairlawn Ohio 44333
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P: 330-699-9788
E: jtipton@AIAakron.org