“Designing a Planet,” Lecture with Richard Weller, 11/11
DESIGNING A PLANET
Monday 11th November from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
79 5th Avenue Room D1618 (Entrance is from 14th Street)
With both despair and optimism, Richard Weller examines the idea that humanity is the first species in evolutionary history to self-consciously design a planet. The lecture touches on mythology, politics, nature, design and conservation as well as the representation of data and ideas.
Richard Weller is the Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, and co-executive director of the McHarg Center at The University of Pennsylvania. He has published over 100 academic papers and six books, and his creative work has received numerous awards in international design competitions and been exhibited in major museums. In 2017 and 2018, Weller was named by DesignIntelligence as one of North America’s most admired teachers of design. His research has focused on scenario planning for cities, megaregions, and nations and most recently, on global flashpoints between biodiversity and urban growth.