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Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi to Host Symposium Evolutionary Infrastructure / Evolving Practices at the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning This Week

As recipients of the 2013 Urban Edge Award, Marion Weiss and Michal Manfredi will host the Urban Edge Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning on April 5, 2013. This one-day symposium, entitled Evolutionary Infrastructure / Evolving Practices, will bring together innovators in the fields of architecture, engineering, art, landscape, ecology, and urban design to advance the conversation and representation of design thinking related to infrastructure. Envisioned as a cross section through design disciplines, the symposium panel discussions will expand the definition of 'infrastructure' to address an escalating set of design challenges that are at once cultural, architectural, and environmental. The symposium will conclude with a public keynote lecture delivered by Weiss and Manfredi.

Organized in collaboration with Karl Wallick, Assistant Professor at UWM, symposium panelists include: Eric Bunge, nARCHITECTS; Keller Easterling, architectural theorist; David van der Leer, Guggenheim Museum and Van Alen Institute; Paul Mankiewicz, ecologist, Gaia Institute; Anuradha Mathur, landscape architect; Mary Miss, artist; Mahadev Raman, Arup; and Grace La and Kyle Reynolds, UWM.
For more information, visit the symposium website here.

April 1, 2013