Spring 2018 Lecture Series: Border Crossing

Lecture Series Poster - Spring 2018

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

AIA Continuing Education Credits Available.
APA Continuing Education Credits Available.

Information on accessibility and accommodations can be found at ap.buffalo.edu/visitor-info

The public lecture series of the School of Architecture and Planning is supported by the following individuals and companies: 

AIA Buffalo/WNYArchitectural ResourcesClarkson Visiting Chair in Architecture and PlanningSchneider Design, Architects PCFrank Gramieri ‘83The InnBuffalo  | Marc ’92 and Jorrie Bruffett | Mach Architecture | Niagara Frontier Chapter of ASHRAE | Pella Windows and Doors BuffaloSydney Gross Memorial Fund | Viviane Jammal | UB Arts Management Program | UB Department of Art | UB Art Galleries | UB Gender Institute


February 7, 2018

Explore with architect Joshua Stein the role that materials (in particular earthen) might play in design. Stein, founder of Radical Craft, will also examine how larger, more abstract questions might be addressed through the operations of object-making.


February 14, 2018

Mark Wasiuta is a curator, writer and architect, and a professor at the Columbia University GSAPP. His research focuses on under-examined practices of the postwar period.


February 20-21, 2018

The 2018 Clarkson Chair in Planning, Ann Forsyth will explore with students and community members the social aspects of physical planning and urban development. 


February 28, 2018

A professor of anthropology at Boston University, Thomas Barfield studies the economic and political development challenges in Afghanistan, particularly those related to law, government organization and development issues.


March 7, 2018

Jayna Zweiman is a multidisciplinary artist and designer and co-creator of The Pussyhat Project. Join her in an investigation of the overlap between individual stories and collective conversations, craft and politics, and physical and virtual communities.


March 14, 2018

Nisha Botchwey is an associate professor of city and regional planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an expert in health and the built environment.


March 28, 2018

Architect James Shen of the People's Architecture Office in Beijing discusses his studio's use of methods of mass production to achieve greater social agency in urban regeneration, housing, and place-making.



April 4, 2018

Clara Solà-Morales is associate professor at the Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC, and founder of Cadaval & Solà-Morales, a studio that operates as a laboratory for design driven by research and development.


April 10 - 13, 2018

The 2018 Clarkson Chair in Architecture, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo specializes in 'architectural behaviorology,' including human behavior within and outside buildings, and the behavior of buildings in their surroundings.


April 18, 2018

Eva Franch is an architect, curator, educator and lecturer of experimental forms of art and architectural practice. She is the chief curator and executive director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.


April 10, 2018

Explore current conditions and future trends in housing policy, design and finance, and consider new models for high-quality, affordable housing.


May 16, 2018

The School of Architecture and Planning will host the invitation-only UB Innovation Exchange 2018 in New York City “The Evolving Workplace,” an interactive workshop on workplace strategies and the office of the future.