April 22-26: GIS modeling and global change | preservation and social justice | historic immigration | 10 Buildings that Changed America | conservation science | Give & Get Charity Auction

Lecture: Urbanization in Anthropocene: What’s Ahead for Climate, Energy and Food Security?

Monday, April 22, 5:30-7pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th Street. Marc Imhof, Deputy Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/University of Maryland) will introduce new approaches for understanding the pressures on the Earth’s climate and resources, wrought by urbanization, population growth, climate change and consumption, by employing satellite data and Integrated Modeling Approaches that couple socio-economics, climate and energy. Free.

Lecture: Ned Kaufman: Rethinking Preservation in Light of Social Justice

Monday, April 22, 6-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, B3, 210 South 34th Street. Ned Kaufman teaches Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute and is principal of Kaufman Heritage Conservation, will discuss how preservaiton can play a role in broader social justice movements. Free.

Series: Building Philadelphia: Immigration to the City

Tuesday, April 23, 6-8pm, Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. As part of the 10-part lecture series about the architecture, history and politics of Philadelphia, Caroline Golab of Thomas Jefferson University will discuss immigration to Philadelphia. Individual lectures cost $20, $15 for AIA and Preservation Alliance members, $10 for students/AIA Associates. Register online.

Discussion: 10 Buildings That Changed America

Tuesday, April 23, 7-8:30pm. WHYY, 150 North 6th Street. A new documentary exploring “10 Buildings That Changed America,” includes the Vanna Venturi House in Chestnut Hill, designed by Robert Ventury. Come to see a short preview of the documentary and hear a panel discussion led by Chris Satullo, featuring the film’s producer Dan protess, PennPraxis’ Harris Steinberg, historian David Brownlee, and architect Denise Scott Brown.   The documentary will air on WHYY on May 22 at 10pm. Register onlineFree for WHYY/NewsWorks members, $5 for general public.

Demo: Long Live Our Treasures: The Science of Conservation and Preservation

Wednesday, April 24, 5-8pm. Penn Museum, 3260 South Street. As part of Philadelphia Science Festival conservators and researchers who typically work behind the scenes at museums around the city will come together to demonstrate how they preserve their most precious artifacts, from life specimens and mummies, to books, films, and architecture. Tickets are $6 in advance online, $12 on the day of the event. Teachers with valid ID pay $5 at the event.

Benefit: Philly Give & Get Charity Auction

Thursday, April 25, 7-10pm. National Mechanics, 22 South 3rd Street. Philly Give & Get is a charity auction to benefit the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology – a high-tech learning space forged out of an old warehouse in North Philadelphia – where kids and adults can receive artistic and techical training. Charity auction lots marry tech and art, and include an evening bowling and talking community building with Indy Hall’s Alex HIllman, talking SEO and exploring the Barnes with Nick Eubanks, a behind-the-scenes Ballet X rehearsal and marketing chat with Alexandra Golaszewska.  No tickets will be available at the door, purchase advance tickets online.

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