Lecture Series

Building the 21st Century Library: Stories, Spaces, Functions

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building, designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge. 

Join us for part three of the Building the 21st Century Library series: a panel discussion on the pre-design programming process and the library program for the new central library. The library program both addresses practical questions in terms of users, equipment, accommodation, etc., and the symbolic presence of the library on campus.

Placemaking - Revitalizing Commercial Corridors in Philadelphia, April 29

Join the Planning and Community Development Department at Temple University and its partners for a full day of learning and engagement on placemaking strategies used to revitalize commericial corridors in Philadelphia's neighborhoods.  The morning public lecture is free and open to the public.  The afternoon design workshop is limited to 20 Temple University students.

Morning Public Lecture 9:00-Noon

Learn successful placemaking strategies that have turned commercial corridors into lively public places. Philadelphia community leaders will share their stories on how they have incorporated arts, market spaces, cultural resources, and green spaces to activate and revitalize commercial corridors. Coffee and donuts will be served.  8:30-9:00 Refreshments and Registration

Keynote

Jeff Barg – Associate Director of Planning and External Policy Relations, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: “Discovering Placemaking Opportunities: The Short History and Long Future of Pop Ups in Philly”

Speakers/Panelists

Angel Rodriguez -  Vice President Community Economic Development, Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha: “Placemaking and Community Economic Development on Germantown Avenue”

Sam Sherman – Executive Director, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation: “Neighborhood Commercial Corridors: Urban Assets in the 21st Century Economy”

Kira Strong – Vice President, Community & Economic Development, People’s Emergency Center: “Revitalizing Lancaster Avenue”

Ernel Martinez and Keir Johnston  - Amber Art & Design: “A Canvas for Renewal”

Afternoon Design Workshop for Temple University Students Noon - 4:00 

Directly following the morning lecture students will take a guided tour of Germantown Avenue (between Berks and Susquehanna) and then work in teams to create conceptual plans to activate and revitalize Germantown Avenue through placemaking.  Neighborhood residents will serve as a jury to select the plan they like best.  Lunch will be provided.  To be eligible to participate in the workshop students must have a valid Temple University ID. The student ticket includes registration for the morning public lecture and afternoon design workshop.  Limited enrollment: 20 Temple University students with a valid ID.

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Hosted by the Department of Planning & Community Development.  Learn more about the department here.

 

Our partners

Building the 21st Century Library: Co-Sponsored by the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design and Temple University Libraries

Campus, City, Culture

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge.
Program begins at 6:00 PM at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served.

Visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage for updates.

Building the 21st Century Library: Co-Sponsored by the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design and Temple University Libraries

Architecture and the Evolution of the 21st Century Cultural Memory Institution 

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge.

Program begins at 6:00 PM at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served.

Visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage for updates.
 

Operationalizing the Solidarity Economy

The Planning department is co-sponsor of the Global Studies lecture on building a sustainable human-centered economy in Ecuador.  For more information view the flyer.

  • Date & Time

    2016-01-28 5:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Location

    CHAT lounge, 10th Floor Gladfelter Hall
  • Category