Event Luncheon Speaker Series

February 20, 2018 - 11:30am

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Mercury Hall
615 Cardinal Lane
78704 Austin , TX

Join us as we welcome Cassim Shepard for our first Luncheon Speaker Series of 2018!

Cassim's lecture frames ideas discussed in his 2017 book Citymakers: the Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism. The book seeks to expand the notion of who is an active shaper of the built environment. Conversations about cities tend to focus on the powerful — elected officials, real estate developers, architects — or the powerless — community members buffeted relentlessly by rising rents and policy choices outside their control. This talk will introduce some of the characters in between, and invite the audience to consider various modes of engagement with the potential to make our cities more sustainable, resilient, beautiful, and just.


About Cassim Shepard:
Cassim Shepard is an urbanist, filmmaker, and writer. As the founding editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus, he spent six years working with hundreds of local architects, designers, artists, writers, and public servants to share their stories of urban innovation. His video work has been screened at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the United Nations, among many other venues around the world. Shepard teaches in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and has been a guest lecturer in the Cities Programme of the London School of Economics and a Poiesis Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He studied filmmaking at Harvard University, urban geography and Kings College London, and city planning at MIT.


1 LU

Members - $30
*purchase all 5 luncheons in advance (ticket above) and save $10!
Assoc. AIA Members and Students - $15
Non-Members - $40
(purchase tickets above)

At the Door - $40


Thank you to our 2018 Luncheon Speaker Series Sponsors!

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