Make it New, Make it Fit
Lecture by Bob Geddes at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, sponsored by DOMOCOMO Philadelphia and DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State.
The architecture of Geddes, Brecher, Qualls, and Cunningham (GBQC) has been largely overlooked in recent years—despite a remarkable and influential body of work beginning with their runner-up submission for the Sydney Opera House (1956). As significant contributors (along with Louis Kahn) to the “Philadelphia School,” GBQC’s efforts challenged modernist conceptions of space, functional relationships, technology, and—with an urbanist’s eye—the reality of change over time.
To explore the thinking behind the work, founding partner Robert Geddes, FAIA, will speak about his recent publication, Fit: An Architect’s Manifesto. In addition, Geddes will guide a tour through the venue for his talk, the Institute of Advanced Study’s Simmons Hall—a GBQC masterwork of 1971. Geddes will also participate in an informal discussion with participants during lunch at the IAS Cafeteria.
10:00-10:30am Dilworth Room. Event check in. Coffee served.
10:30-11:15 Make it New, Make it Fit Lecture by Bob Geddes
11:15-11:50 Building Tour
11:50-12:10pm Lunch at cafeteria where discussion continues
12:10-1:00 Lunch and discussion
1:00-1:30 Wrap up and book signing.
DOCOMOMO Members $20
IAS Faculty/Scholars/Staff FREE
When you arrive at the site, please bring a copy of your tickets, either printed or displayed on your mobile phone.
LOT ‘B’ enter through West Building.
About the speaker
Robert Geddes is dean emeritus of the Princeton School of Architecture and founding partner of GBQC—recipient of the AIA’s Firm of the Year Award in 1979. Educated under Walter Gropius at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Geddes returned to his native Philadelphia in 1950 where he began his work as an educator at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Method in his Madness: Nikola Tesla and Disruptive Technologies” a talk by Bernard Carlson at Rutgers University
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will present a live seminar with Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle on March 17. If you are in Ithaca, NY, you are welcome to attend the event in person, but they will also live stream the event online for those of us living elsewhere. If you want to take your warbler identification to the next level, join the live stream here at 7:30 PM.
Speakers: Tom Stephenson, author; Scott Whittle, photographer
Author A. Douglas Stone (“Einstein and the Quanum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian”)
Main Meeting Room
The author and Yale University physics professor talks about his book “Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian” that offers a new perspective on the significance of Albert Einstein’s contributions to quantum theory. A Pi Day event. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press. Community Room
Author Charles Adler (“Wizards, Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction”)
Main Meeting Room
The author and St. Mary’s College of Maryland physics professor talks about his book “Wizards, Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction” during this Pi Day event. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton University Press. Community Room
The Ocean: A Surprising Source of Innovation
The Extreme Life of the Sea
Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean
Thursday, March 20
Bay Theater at Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco
Tickets are $10
Stephen Palumbi, Director of Hopkins Marine Station, talks about his new book – The Extreme Life of the Sea. What are the fastest fish in the sea? The deepest species? The hottest, coldest, oldest? The strangest family lives? The oceans are filled with a huge diversity of life, and species manage to live in virtually all habitats. There is the deepsea stop light fish with red search lights for finding prey – that only it can see. There are ice fish with special proteins that keep ice out of their blood, and are now used to keep ice out of your ice cream. This is a talk for everyone who wants to know the secrets of the sea. It is about the familiar – where Nemo finds a mate – and the unfamiliar – how do squid fly? It is about the extreme life of the sea.
This program is being held in collaboration with the San Francisco Chapter of the American Cetacean Society, and the Bio Blitz and Biodiversity Festival to be held March 28-29 by the National Geographic, the National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust.
Birds, Books, and Beers II: Will Russell, co-author of Rare Birds of North America
Monday, May 5: 6:00-8:00pm.
Join Freeport Wild Bird Supply for our second Birds, Books, and Beers Series event on Monday, May 5th in conjunction with their neighbors, the Maine Beer Company!
541 Route One
Freeport, ME 04032
Will Russell, co-author of this outstanding book, will join them for a casual evening of birds, books, and beers. The event will begin at the store at 6:00pm, with refreshments and a few hors d’oevers, and some casual conversation. Plenty of copies of Rare Birds will be available, and Will will be happy to sign them.
At 6:30, the group will take the short walk to the tasting room of The Maine Beer Company, where Mr. Russell will offer a short talk, followed by ample time for questions between sips of the fine offers of MBC. Freeport Wild Bird Supply will have copies of Rare Birds in tow, for you to purchase and for Will to sign as well.
This is another great opportunity to learn more about this fantastic book – a must-have for all serious birders – and a chance to learn about the delectable offerings of MBC. (Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks are also available for purchase).
This illustrated lecture takes the audience to the absolute limits of the aquatic world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans.
In the drama of the oceans, the main characters—from organisms that must produce 2 million offspring a year to ensure survivors to others that can live for 10,000 years—are unfamiliar to most people. Stanford University marine biologist Stephen Palumbi explores these little-known animals in his new book The Extreme Life of the Sea, introducing us to the extreme species that thrive in the deep ocean’s unusual environments. A Q&A and book signing follows. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
CUNY sociology professor Bill Helmreich set out on a seemingly impossible journey: to walk every street in New York City. The epic four-year trip took him 6,000 miles through the five boroughs and showed him a view of the city no one else had seen. He documents his unbelievable journey and the remarkable people he met in The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City.