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Lecture : Marie J. Aquilino, Friday 09/30

Please join the Department of Architecture tomorrow, Friday September 30, for the first lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year.  Architecture Hall 147, 6:30pm.

As the rate of natural disasters increases so does the need to help rebuild the communities and lives of those affected. Across the world, there is a huge effort to help these communities; trying to bridge the gap that separates short-term solutions from long-term sustainable recovery. This lecture will focus upon how some of the world’s most innovative architecture and engineering firms, as well as nonprofits and research centers, are changing the way we think about disaster recovery solutions.

Marie J. Aquilino is a professor of architectural history at the École Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA) in Paris and is developing a program to train architecture students to work in contexts of extreme need in the developing world. Aquilino is collaborating with the International Federation of the Red Cross to set up a working group on the reconstruction of Haiti, and serves as associate program director of the BaSiC Initiative.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information on the book Beyond Shelter : Architecture and Human Dignity.

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