Gallery Talks

Tuesday, 10/10/17
121 Wurster Hall


Join the Environmental Design Archives the second Tuesday of each month for Gallery Talks, a series of informal lectures given by scholars and practitioners whose research has drawn extensively from EDA’s vast collections. Topics range from affordable housing, Heath Ceramics, and landscape architect Robert Royston, to photography, and architectural competitions.

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, and Staff! (please bring UCB ID card). For those outside UC Berkeley: suggested $5 donation.


Our first event is October 10, 2017 from 7 to 8 pm.

Matthew Gordon Lasner, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Hunter College, CUNY.

“Eichler Homes and the Reinvention of Affordable Housings in the Bay Area.”

Long before Oscar Newman's Defensible Space and the demolition of Pruitt-Igoe, builders of low-cost housing in the Bay Area embraced alternatives to the tower-in-the-park. One of the leading figures in this effort, beginning in the 1950s, was Eichler Homes. This talk explores Eichler's nearly two dozen experiments in multifamily housing and suggests how the firm's efforts complicate our understandings of how innovation in housing happens.


Don’t miss out! Mark your calendars!

Second Tuesday of each Month

Wurster Gallery, room 121

7 to 8 pm