Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Border Crossing

Series of public programs addresses urgency to transgress territories, cultures, and ideologies

BORDER CROSSING presents architects, designers, urban planners, and researchers who are working across boundaries – national borders, cultural lines, or disciplinary demarcations.

In the current political climate, and in the border city of Buffalo, the program explores how borders can be productively transgressed through a number of discursive positions and practices, operating between territories, cultures, and ideologies. This series of speakers emphasizes the importance and urgency for transnational cross-pollination in architecture and planning and celebrates the positive impact of immigrants and citizens from diverse backgrounds. #BorderCrossing

Lecture Series Poster - Fall 2017

August 14 - 17, Workshop| August 17, Public Presentation

This workshop will gather architects, engineers, ceramic artists and manufacturers to explore state of the art applications for terracotta in architecture. 


Aug. 30, 2017

Architect Ludovico Centis discusses a visual tale on how we became a new species, challenging geographical and political, scientific and ontological boundaries. Centis is founder of the architecture and planning office The Empire and co-founder of the architecture magazine San Rocco.


Presented by the Martin House, the FLW150 lecture series celebrates the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright: Mabel O. Wilson (Columbia University), Sept. 8; and Jennifer Gray (MoMA) and Therese O'Malley (National Gallery of Art), Oct. 6.


Sept. 13, 2017

Join Rima Yamazaki (山﨑梨真), an independent documentry filmmaker, for a screening of her film Nakagin Capsule Tower: Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction (2010). 


Sept. 20, 2017

Join Oana Stanescu, co-founder of architecture and design office Family, as she discusses her firm's design vision and work, including the public swimming pool, + POOL.


Oct. 4, 2017

Dean of Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and principal of NADAAA, Tehrani's research targets material culture as the basis for speculation and innovation in the means and methods of building processes.


Oct. 20-22, 2017

This international conference will zero in on how and why the Buffalo region became the national capital for design, production and innovation in American Arts and Crafts. 


Oct. 25, 2017

Mason White is a founding Partner at Lateral Office, a Toronto-based platform for new spatial environments engaging architecture, nature, urbanism and infrastructure. 


Nov. 1, 2017

Scholars of the histories of architecture, science and technology come together for a symposium exploring air as a mondernizing force - and architecture as an instrument for reconceptualizing the invisible.


Nov. 8, 2017

James DeFilippis’ research focuses on the politics and economics of cities and communities.  He is particularly interested in the processes of social change, and questions of power and justice in cities.