The 50th anniversary of the Master of Environmental Design program at the Yale School of Architecture
When founded in 1967, the Master of Environmental Design (M.E.D.) Program offered a radically new way to understand and study the built environment in an architecture school setting by proposing a new object of study: an “environment” comprised of not only of masterpiece architecture, but of structures of all kinds, as well as infrastructure, technological systems, natural elements, symbolic systems, and the forces that shape this new totality. This symposium, convened by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, will include presentations from prior and current faculty and students of the M.E.D. Program and will celebrate the legacy of the program, which has enriched and complicated our understanding of our built and natural environment and helped launch careers in an equally wide range of fields: academia, journalism, curation, public policy, technology, real estate, and research.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:30 AM
The symposium is supported in part by the Brendan Gill Lectureship Fund. The Yale School of Architecture is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned by attending this symposium will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.
Hastings Hall is equipped with assisted hearing devices for guests using hearing aids that have a “T” coil.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Albena Yaneva, University of Manchester
“How to make architecture political?” Hastings Hall, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Sign up for “Oral histories: archiving the environment” Multiple locations, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Afternoon session Hastings Hall, 3:00 p.m.
Peggy Deamer, Yale University
Federica Vannucchi, Princeton University
Peyton Hall, Historic Resources Group
Peter Soland, Civiliti
Rosamond Fletcher, Design Trust for Public Space
Dean Sakamoto, Dean Sakamoto Architects / SHADE
I-Fei Chang, Urban Link
Iben Falconer, Columbia University
Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune
“Architecture criticism and political acts” Hastings Hall, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Morning session Hastings Hall, 9:30 a.m.
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Yale University
Jessica Varner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kathleen John-Alder, Rutgers University
Neyran Turan, University of California, Berkeley
Enrique Ramirez, Ball State University
Daniel Barber, University of Pennsylvania
Afternoon session Hastings Hall, 1:00 p.m.
Britt Eversole, Syracuse University
Molly Steenson, Carnegie Mellon University
Tim Culvahouse, Architect
AnnMarie Brennan, University of Melbourne
McLain Clutter, University of Michigan
Francesca Ammon, University of Pennsylvania
Enrique Larrañaga, Universidad Simón Bolívar
Jala Makhzoumi, American University of Beirut
Thomas Forget, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Donald Watson, Architect
Edward Eigen, Harvard University