Join us for light refreshments prior to each talk, from 6:30 to 7
Lecture from 7 to 8
Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, and Faculty. For those outside UC Berkeley: suggested $10 donation
November 8: Patricia Morton – "The Sea Ranch and Theories of Place"
Morton is an Associate Professor of architectural history who has lectured and published widely on architectural history and race, gender, and identity. Drawing on the Turnbull / MLTW Collection held by the EDA, Morton will discuss how the design of The Sea Ranch was informed by contemporaneous theories of place as posited by Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, William Turnbull, Lawrence Halprin, and others.
February 12: Rick Prelinger – "Surprising Evidence Revealing Vanished Landscapes through Nontraditional Moving Images"
Prelinger, Professor of Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz, is an archivist, writer, filmmaker, and educator. Well-known for his participatory urban history projects Lost Landscapes, Prelinger will explore alternative archival records: home movies, process plates and “useful films” which document the urban history of San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and New York.
March 12: Jan Novie and Allan Green – "Aaron G Green FAIA Architect: Organic Architecture beyond Frank Lloyd Wright"
Taught and inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Aaron G. Green FAIA was an internationally known architect whose diversified architectural works exemplify the styling and philosophy of organic architecture. Jan Novie who joined Aaron’s firm in 1965 and Allan Green, graphic designer, art director, and Aaron Green’s son will give a lecture on Green’s organic architecture beyond Frank Lloyd Wright.
April 9: Rosa Novak – "Edith Heath: Design is a System of Values"
Novak an Oakland artist and scholar working with local clay and sustainable practices in ceramics, will be exploring the lesser-known work of Edith Heath, situate her practice within a historical context, and critique traditional narratives of mid-century ceramic history.