RESOURCES

COVID -19 Response and Resources

As we navigate this unprecedented global emergency, ACSA will continue to provide our members with the information they need to help navigate these uncertain times. This page is intended to provide information on online discussions and events, networks, and tools for our members and will be updated frequently as new resources become available.

What resources would be most helpful? How can we best support or advocate architecture schools? Contact us with your ideas at covid@acsa-arch.org.

Online Learning Discussions + Video Resources

Following our April 10 online discussion “The Great Transformation: Redesigning the World Post COVID-19,” we invited participants to help create a network of faculty interested in a range of actions to create a more equitable, more just, and better designed world. Four articles from this network are now online on Medium about changes to higher education and the opportunities for designers resulting from a “panarchic” release. More opportunities are coming. Join the network now by emailing covid@acsa-arch.org.

With universities making fast decisions to move courses online, thousands of faculty are asking, what do we do now? ACSA is continuing to hold a series of open, web-based meetings to discuss next steps and share resources. Each one is being recorded and posted to this page.

ACSA has begun developing webinars featuring panels of speakers and question-and-answer sessions with the audience in response to contemporary issues facing higher education, both as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing. All past webinars are now available to watch online. Future webinars will be posted here as well. 

Participation – Shared Google Sheets

Online Events

Below are a list of upcoming events:
Below are a list of past recorded events:

Boston Architectural College

BAC Talks
June 10, 2020, 9am -11pm EST

Harvard GSD Past Events

David Joselit, “Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization”
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/virtual-public-lecture-david-joselit/

David Moreno Mateos, “How ecosystems recover from ancient human impacts”
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/virtual-public-lecture-david-moreno-mateos/?mc_cid=53295ef10e&mc_eid=d1e2534a68

Open House Lecture: Ann Forsyth, “What is a Healthy Place? Cities, Neighborhoods, and Homes”
https://www.facebook.com/harvard.gsd.3/videos/10216985502851906/

Daniel D’Oca, “Who What Where”
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/virtual-public-lecture-daniel-doca/

Oana Stănescu, “Breather”
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/virtual-public-lecture-oana-stanescu/?mc_cid=53295ef10e&mc_eid=d1e2534a68

Aga Khan Program Lecture: Laleh Khalili, “Tankers, Tycoons, and the Making of Modern Regimes of Law, Labor, and Finance”
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/laleh-khalili-tankers-tycoons-and-the-making-of-modern-regimes-of-law-labour-and-finance/?mc_cid=53295ef10e&mc_eid=d1e2534a68

French 2D (Anda and Jenny French), “Together Again”
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/virtual-public-lecture-french-2d-jenny-french-and-anda-french/?mc_cid=53295ef10e&mc_eid=d1e2534a68

Heinz Emigholz and Anselm Franke, “Goff in the Desert”
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/virtual-screening-and-conversation-heinz-emigholz-and-anselm-franke/

Lawrence Tech University

Pratt Institute School of Architecture Events

Princeton SOA

ARC 504 Final Review / In The Age of COVID-19
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10AM EST

Virginia Tech SOAD

Matt Jezyk – Tesla – CDR– Remote Design Technology Lecture Series

The City College of New York

The Cooper Union

Neeraj Bhatia joined by Peggy Deamer and Keith Krumwiede: New Investigations in Collective Form
https://cooper.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkd-ihrz8jGtzjxIe-LI5wT0DQSmWhgHP8

USC Architecture

Washington U in St. Louis

The Lively Cities: Panel Discussion
Friday, June 19, 2020, 12:00pm -1:30pm CST

Other Events

2020 USCA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, April 16, 2020,  8pm ET

Epidemic Urbanism – Online Symposium
May 28-29, 2020, 11AM -1PM EST

AIA Twenty-five Year Award 2020 – Live Stream
Monday, June 22, 2020, 4-5pm EDT

Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change -Virtual Conference
Round One Abstracts: June 30, 2020
Conference Dates: April 21-23, 2020

Teaching-Learning-Research: Design and Environments – Virtual Conference
Round One Abstracts: June 30, 2020
Conference Dates: December 2-4, 2020

Virtual Guess-A-Sketch 2020 -The Center for Architecture
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 6:30-9pm EST

-Virtual Exhibitions – The Cooper Union

An Ideal View: City Plans Without Cities
May 4 – June 21, 2020

Other Helpful Resources

Conference Updates

The Congress in Rio de Janeiro has been postponed to July 18-22, 2021. Papers and projects accepted will be valid for presentation in 2021.

The conference is intended to strengthen the INTERSECTION between academia and design practice, especially when it comes to research and innovation, focused on climate action and carbon management strategies.

2020 ACSA Administrators Conference

This annual conference is scheduled for November 5–7 in Seattle. Decisions on conference format will be made in coming months. The conference theme and other information will be forthcoming.

We have announced the call for submissions for the conference. Deadline for abstracts and proposals for special sessions are due June 3, 2020. The call also encourages submissions on the longer-term impact of COVID-19 on architectural education.

2021 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference

The June 2021 Teacher’s Conference, Curriculum for Climate Agency, as a collaboration between the EAAE + ACSA, welcomes a range of formats for presentation and communication, from full‐paper and project-based presentations, to workshop‐based interactions, to graphic, visual and/or textual analyses of projects that respond to the 10 scholarship themes.

Obituaries

List of architectural educators/influencers who have passed away due to COVID 19. 

Michael Sorkin

Michael Mckinnell

Questions

Michelle Sturges
Membership Manager
202-785-2324
msturges@acsa-arch.org