Blog Archive

March 31, 2017

Tactical Urbanism, Urban Acupuncture and Community Engagement

Author: Lynn Mandarano

The Winter 2017 issue of Temple Magazine includes an artlcle highlighting recent community-service learning courses and funded projects led by Architecture and Environmental Design faculty and students.  Since 2013, Lynn Mandarano, Associate Professor and Chair, has been working with the community development corporation just to the east of Temple's Main campus.  In partnership with Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM) students in the undergraduate Community Development workshop (Spring 2015) developed a Green Neighbohood Toolkit and coordinated a one-day tactical urbanism project during which 40 residents volunteered to paint shipping pallets. The pallets were then planted with sedum to create a living green fence around a vacant lot at 6th and Diamond.  These activites were made possible by a $60,000 Wells Fargo Foundation grant. Read More

March 29, 2017

Tyler alumnus builds podium for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Author: Ryan Hewlett

Michael Latini, TYL ’01, co-founded the Montgomery County production company that built the podium Melissa McCarthy used in her portrayal of Sean Spicer. Michael Latini, TYL ’01, sees the world a little differently than everyone else. An old door in the trash becomes a vintage-inspired table in Latini’s studio. Scrap cardboard boxes transform into mini sets for short films. And a podium gets wheels to becomes a battering ram on Saturday Night Live. SNL commissioned Monkey Boys Productions, a Wyncote-based production and entertainment company co-founded by Latini and Marc Petrosino, to build the podium Melissa McCarthy, playing White House press secretary Sean Spicer, has used in sketches on a few recent episodes. Read More

March 20, 2017

Temple Alum Prepares to Speak at This Year's Midwest University Conference

Author: Andrea Smith

CAD Technology Center’s conference, Midwest University, is being held in Prior Lake, Minnesota this March. During the conference, there are over 90 sessions and demonstrations introducing new technologies, new Autodesk features, and techniques that will benefit building and infrastructure firms. This year’s conference focuses on where the industry is heading, with an emphasis on architecture, engineering, and civil infrastructure. Alec Higinbotham, M. Arch ’12, is one of the participating speakers at this year’s Midwest University Conference, discussing his experience with developing firm-wide Revit content, resources, documentation, and training materials with Array Architects. Read More

March 10, 2017

Town Hall meeting at the ICA: Art HIstory Activism

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Town Hall meeting, "Art HIstory Activism" was held at the ICA on March 6, 2017.  The meeting was organized by Maeve Coudrelle (ABD, Art HIstory), who serves as the Asst. Director of ASR Project.  Brittany Webb (pictured), (Anthropology) is pictured speaking during the meeting. Read More

March 7, 2017

MEd Candidate Selected for Summer Residency Programs

Author: issarevell

Daphne Smallwood, an ME.D in Art Education student at Tyler School of Art, has been selected to be a part of two highly competitive Artist-in-Residence programs: the Imagenes y Palabras and the Warm Heart Art residencies. Imagenes y Palabras is a small cultural organization in Spain that offers workshops, artist stays and classes throughout the year. The Warm Heart Art residency is located in Arusha, Tanzania, and Daphne will exhibit artwork that she has created during her residency there with other international artists. Daphne believes these residency experiences will help to expand her art practice and introduce her to artists from all over the world, as well as positively influence her practice as an art educator. Read More

March 1, 2017

Prof. Tracy Cooper elected to Board of Directors of Save Venice, Inc.

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Prof. Tracy Cooper was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Save Venice, Inc. foundation, on the 50th anniversary of the devastating 1966 floods that inspired the formation of international organizations for conservation of the priceless heritage of now-World Monument cities. Read More