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2018-09-05 18:00:002018-09-05 20:00:00America/New_YorkFall Film Social: Living Salk InstituteJoin the AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee for
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Sep 05, 2018
Join the AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee for a special documentary film screening and post-screening discussion with the filmmakers of Living Salk Institute.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, designed by Louis I. Kahn, focuses on independent scientific research for both discovery and mentoring of future generations of researchers. At the Salk Institute, intimate work and relationships amongst inhabitants define scientific progress.
Few buildings have so captured the imagination of architects and built environment enthusiasts alike. However, the Salk Institute is virtually unknown other than for its iconic central courtyard, which frames a view of the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
In 2005, Zeynep Turan and David Chapin completed a video research project on how people create meaning in a well-known monument of modern architecture. This 56-minute documentary approaches the site through a deep exploration of the space, as well as through narratives by many people who have interacted with the building.
Speakers: David Chapin, Architect and Professor, Environmental Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center Dr. Zeynep Turan, Professor, Koҫ Universitesi Hastanesi
David Chapin is an architect and environmental psychologist at the CUNY Gradute Center with a unique way of looking at architecture and design. During the 1970s and well into the 1980s, Chapin worked as part of the ARC Group in Cleveland, Ohio, funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s Office of Program Evaluation and Research. Architecture-Research-Construction was a collaborative group of 22 very creative people who worked in many different “treatment” settings to design, build, and evaluate changes to institutional environments. The group’s early work was in mental hospitals but expanded into other settings, including places for people diagnosed with mental illnesses. As their work became more and more participatory, ARC Group carefully measured the effect of participation itself. Today, Chapin is passionate about studying and creating designs that are sustainable in our ever-changing world.
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AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee
6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
Student with Valid ID: Free
General Public: $10
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