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2020 AIA Baltimore & BAF Spring Lecture Series: Unbuilt

The 2020 AIA Baltimore & BAF Spring Lecture Series will explore unbuilt architecture and design work. Speakers will showcase and discuss their unbuilt, speculative, and/or dismantled work, including competitions, explorations, and research. The series will explore why projects go unrealized and create a dialogue about what could have been, what is, and what can be.


Sarah Weidner Astheimer, RLA, ASLA, James Corner Field Operations
Claire Agre, RLA, ASLA, Unknown Studio

What is a responsible design strategy for the future? This lecture focuses on landscape architects leading a process of “unbuilding.” Whether deconstructing hard shorelines into soft, resilient and ecological edges; establishing strategies for managed retreat; or reconceptualizing rural open spaces as sophisticated, regenerative landscapes; the discipline of landscape architecture is heavily engaged in finding solutions for the intricate and complex questions facing our common future.

4.08.20: UNFOLDING

Carla Swickerath, Studio Libeskind
Seema D. Iyer, PhD, University of Baltimore

Between concept design and project realization, there is a multitude of unknowable factors that impact the outcome building projects. The architect’s role in navigating the interests of various stakeholders is to compromise, while staying true to the greater vision for the project. The architect must also consider site context and the needs of the community to achieve just and equitable outcomes.


J. Yolande Daniels, studioSUMO
Jennifer Goold, Neighborhood Design Center

The design of space, objects, and environments requires an exploration of the impact of architecture beyond surfaces and objects. The spaces and environments we inhabit are all constructed, and social constructs are formalized in architecture and urban planning. Yolande Daniels will discuss Building and Unbuilding—two areas of research and production that explore architecture at multiple scales. Jennifer Goold will discuss the relationship between 20th century Urban Renewal projects and Black Baltimore’s historic centers of cultural and commercial strength. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

MICA, Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

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