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.
Who: Open to the Public
What: Thomas T.K. Zung Lecture: Buckminster Fuller, a Dymaxion Dialogue
When: Thursday, September 22rd, 2011
Meet & Greet – 5:30pm-6:30pm
Lecture – 6:30pm
Where: Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Cost: $10 (to help cover food) There will also be a cash bar.
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.
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