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Architecture - Shaping Buildings; Shaping Us (series)
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” Winston Churchill’s well-known quote is the starting point for our look at the relationship between architecture and our way of living. We start with the early 20th Century, when modern technology and changing social/political relationships in Western Europe led to new thinking about the forms and shapes of the built environment. WW II brought many of the most innovative European designers to the United States. Michigan played a large, and underappreciated, role in the development of “Mid-Century Modern.” Stimulated by the auto industry, Scandinavian architects, and Americans like Frank Lloyd Wright, Michigan became the center for an organic design philosophy that rejected the classical forms from ancient Greece and Rome. New thinking in the design of furniture, buildings, and cities both reflected and encouraged the changes in lifestyle that persist today. The future looks equally exciting. The digital revolution has changed the way we communicate and it will also change the way we construct and interact with our built environment. There are signs that it can help us to renew places such as the city of Detroit. No lecture on January 25. Join other OLLI members for a boxed lunch in the lobby immediately following the February 22nd lecture for some socialization! The cost is $8. You can register for the lunch online or in-person. • January 11 - Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America • January 18 - The Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki • January 25 - No lecture • February 1 - Cranbrook’s Architecture In Three Chapters: The Arts & Crafts Movement, Saarinen’s Modernism, And Cranbrook Contemporary • February 8 - Other Ways Of Doing Things: Architecture And Urban Activism • February 15 - Plausible Futures: Approaching Architecture and Urban Design from a Complex Systems Perspective • February 22 - Update On the City of Detroit For more detailed descriptions of the individual lectures in the series, see the separate daypass entries for specific lectures in the Online Catalog.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 01/11/2018 - 02/22/2018
Day of Week : Thursday, no lecture on 1/25/2018
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $30.00
Event Status : COMPLETED