“Power and the Space of the Planet” with Kim Stanley Robinson | Friday, April 15



Please join the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Friday, April 15th, at 2PM in Avery Hall’s Wood Auditorium for a plenary lecture by Phillip Wegner (University of Florida), followed by presentations from Edward Eigen (Harvard University), Jeanne Haffner (Harvard University), and Paige West (Barnard College and Columbia University), and concluding with a keynote lecture by Kim Stanley Robinson. Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times–bestselling science fiction writer whose work has been translated into twenty-five languages. He is the author of the Mars Trilogy—an international bestseller currently being turned into a TV series, as well as of Aurora,Shaman, 2312, Galileo’s Dream, and Green Earth, among many others. Robinson is the winner of numerous prestigious prizes in the field, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards, and currently serves on the board of the Sierra Nevada Research Association.

A summarized schedule is below. For more information, please see the Buell Center’s website or GSAPP’s events page.

2:00 | Introduction: Reinhold Martin, Director, Buell Center
2:15 | Plenary: Phillip Wegner, “When It Changed: Bodies, Cities, and Worlds in Science Fiction, circa 1984”

3:30 | Ed Eigen, “Power of the Pardon: Evel Knievel, Robert Smithson, and the Landscape of Reclamation, circa 1974”
3:50 | Jeanne Haffner, “Dwelling on Power: From the Garden Cities to the Nuclear Age”
4:10 | Paige West, “Town, Island, Ples: Structure(s) of Feeling in the SocioEcological Now”
4:30 | Discussion

5:15 | Reception

6:00 | Keynote: Kim Stanley Robinson, “Utopia Against Finance”
7:00 | Response by Phillip Wegner


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