I will never answer the “O-H” chant with “I-O”. I went to a different state university and while I enjoy visiting Columbus, I don’t think I could actually ever live there. Different strokes for different folks I guess. I feel bad for any landlocked city actually.
So the topic of this year’s Baumer Lecture Series is “Energies“. The Knowlton School of Architecture at THE Ohio State University (whatever) has historically been pretty dang decent and this year looks to be no exception, even if they do refer to “Fall” as “Autumn”.
Baumer Lecture Series
Metaphorical energies power architectural discourse just as literal energy powers buildings, cities and landscapes. The autumn 2015 Baumer lecture series aims to address both the metaphorical and literal understanding of energies. The series brings together architects, landscape architects, planners while adding to this typical cast of characters an artist, a physician and an engineer. All of these speakers play significant roles in developing visions for the contemporary world. Metaphorically they will bring new enthusiasms, new energies, to debates and discussions around the Knowlton School.
This autumn’s Baumer series also addresses energies in a literal way. While the ubiquity and invisibility of energy risks making it ordinary, the speakers this fall will make the relationship of energy and design specific; they will demonstrate its richness and render it vital. They will show us more than how energy is relevant to design, but how design is relevant to energy.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m in the Gui Auditorium (Knowlton Hall 250).