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September 24, 2021 @ 1 PM CT – Tea & Bikkies – Iconica Food Truck located in the Research Garden

September 24, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – Representation Workshop in AUP 110 hosted by Tess Richard
An overview of the resources SARUP has to offer students, such as portfolio and interview days, the Resource center, the Photo Lab, and Computer Lab. Along with discussing systems to archive files in a system that sets a portfolio up for success and offers a way to organized.

September 24, 2021 @ 2:30 PM CT – Tour of Drexel Town Center in Oak Creek, Wisconsin hosted by Kyle Talbott
Prof. Talbott leads a tour of Drexel Town Center in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The tour focuses on the pros and cons of the “Big Developer” approach to a town center. We will analyze the successful and unsuccessful aspects of Drexel’s urban design. We will examine the relationship between the town center and the adjacent light industrial park and nature preserve. The tour begins in from of Oak Creek City Hall, by the clock tower. We depart from there at 2:30 PM.

September 24, 2021 @ 3:30-5 PM CTDesigning Action with Applied Compassion, Part I hosted by Trudy Watt
Meeting ID: 946 8826 3855
Please join Assistant Professor and LEC Teaching Fellow Trudy Watt for a 90-minute workshop exploring Applied Compassion as a basis for taking altruistic action in architecture. Part I in the series will explore key concepts of awareness and presence through discussion and real-time practice.

This event is being offered as a part of the Vulnerability Studio. Part II of the workshop series will take place in October. Watch this space for details!

Trudy developed this workshop series with the generous support of the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center’s Curriculum Innovation Grant and the Kellner Entrepreneurship Fellowship, which made participation in the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education affiliated Applied Compassion Training possible this year. Thank you, LEC!


September 21, 2021 @ 1 PM CT – Architecture’s Social, Ecological, and Political Agency hosted by Chicago’s Architecture BIannual
Germane Barnes and Shawhin Roudbari will discuss their work for the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial; Future Firm will share their work for the 2020-21 edition of Exhibit Columbus, and VAPAA Collective will discuss their intervention as part of the seventh edition of Concéntrico. The teams will share their work and their approach to community, public space, and the environment.

September 23, 2021 @ 5:30 PM CTWalk and Talk with Michelle Grabner hosted by WID
We are kicking off our first event of the season with an informal conversation with Michelle Grabner, co-curator of Sculpture MKE, while walking part of the Sculpture MKE route in Downtown Milwaukee. Michelle will discuss her leadership role for Sculpture MKE, its impact on Milwaukee, and her previous roles such as the Guggenheim Fellowship, and curator at the Whitney Biennial. (This will NOT be a tour of the sculptures.)Feel free to meet us at any point along our route.

September 24, 2021 @ 1 PM CT – Community Conversation: Community Landscapes and Alternative Housing hosted by Chicago’s Architecture BIannual Across countries and contexts, a discussion of challenges of neighborhood-based equity and how solidarity actions each support community development.

October 4, 2021 @ 2 PM CT – Discussion by Stweart Hicks hosted by Whitney Moon & ARCH 585
Reach out to Professor Moon for more information and the zoom link.


September 27, 2021 @ 6 PM CT – NOMAS GBM – Pizza Party + Game Night located in the Commons + Research Garden
October 1, 2021 @ 1 PM CT – WIDs Informational Meeting located in the Research Garden
October 1, 2021 @ 1:30 PM CT – Printing Our Way to Education Access by Maggie Grout hosted by Yash Mehta
October 1, 2021 @ 3 PM CT – Holistic Approach to Thesis hosted by Alexis Meyer


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