Schedule



Friday, November 11, 2016
5:00pm – 6:00pm
INAUGURAL OPENING OF “CATALYST III”
Room 158 with reception to follow in East Gallery

Saturday, November 12, 2016
8:30am – 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am
WELCOME & OPENING ADDRESS

Dean Ila Berman  University of Virginia School of Architecture / Margarita Jover  Architect and Urbanist, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia School of Architecture / Alex Wall  Architect and Urbanist, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia School of Architecture

9:30am – 11:00am
TABLE I: NOVEL SYNERGIES

Speakers: Marina Alberti  Urban Ecologies, Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Washington / Philippe Rahm  Architect, Paris
Moderator: Alex Wall  Architect and Urbanist, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia School of Architecture

Novel Synergies will put forward a new settlement paradigm, based on the co-evolution and
negotiation between human and nonhuman worlds. Can design and planning support productive interrelationships between urban development, ecosystem function, and individual action and choices based on new cultural values? Can ‘architecture follow climate’ instead of form as a primary driver?

11:30am – 12:00pm
Coffee Break
12:00pm – 1:30pm
TABLE II: THE INSTRUMENTAL COMMONS

Speakers: Jedediah Purdy  Professor of Law, Duke University / Nina-Marie Lister  Urban Planner, Professor of Urban + Regional Planning, Ryerson University
Moderator: Sheila Crane  Associate Professor Architectural History, University of Virginia

Of the threefold crises of the Anthropocene – ecology, economics and politics – it is the latter which must be re-conceptualized to reimagine nature and prosperity based on the interdependence between available resources and well-being. What new political forms will recognize the needs of landscape infrastructure, wildlife, and urbanization – a conceptual evolution from the ‘right to the city’ to the ‘right to the planet’?

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Lunch
3:00pm – 4:30 pm
TABLE III: DISPERSED CONCENTRATIONS

Speakers: Paola Viganò  Architect and Urban Designer, Professor of Urbanism, EPFL Lausanne, Universita luav di Venezia / Niek Hazendonk  Landscape Architect, Wageningen University Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam
Moderator: Margarita Jover,  Architect and Urbanist, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia School of Architecture

The spreading out of cities necessitates an engagement of territorial dynamics, calling for
new scales, materials, and conceptual tools. Is it possible to increase the capacity of the earth to address both a burgeoning humanity and a diverse and flourishing nonhuman world? How are themes such as fertility, food production, and biochemical material flows to be woven into policy and the urbanization process?

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Coffee Break
5:00pm – 6:30pm
CLOSING ROUNDTABLE: STRATEGIES FOR AN ECOLOGY OF PROSPERITY
Dialogue including all speakers.
Moderators: Shiqiao Li, Weedon Professor in Asian Architecture. University of Virginia. Alex Wall  Architect and Urbanist, Professor of Practice, University of Virginia School of Architecture

8:00pm – 10:00pm
After Party
Hosted at FINECONCRETE
1565 Avon Street Ext, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Open to all symposium attendees.