Monday, January 12, 6pm:
Philadelphia: Urban / scape
A Lecture by Kate Wingert-Playdon
Temple Gallery, 259 N. Third Street, Philadelphia
Kate Wingert-Playdon will examine two underlying structures of Philadelphia's context: the Penn / Holmes ideal plan of 1683 and the topography and landscape. Philadelphia: Urban / scape will pose questions about the overlaid systems; of planning, of building, of water, transportation, and human occupation, and how the underlying structures have emerged on the surface. Wingert-Playdon is an architect with research and design addressing overlaps of architecture, site, and settlement. Her current work includes both research and on-site work focused on the role of community, the cultural manifestation of place
and the particularity of site. She is Associate Professor of Architecture at Temple University, and Managing Editor of ARCC Journal.