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Lecture: Jennifer Akerman

Join the College of Architecture and Design for a public lecture by Jennifer Akerman, University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Akerman’s lecture, titled “Towards an Everyday Critical Practice,” will discuss her research and work in conjunction with teaching architectural design. She will expand on her idea of the everyday critical practice, which encompasses work that addresses cultural issues, uses intentional design methods and embeds a critical agenda wherever possible. Akerman believes that buildings can function more resiliently when connected with their environment and ecologies, minimizing the negative impacts on their climate, watershed and dependent flora and fauna. Working in this way, buildings engage complex social questions and encourage recognition and response from people who use them. In “Towards and Everyday Critical Practice,” Akerman will present a sampling of architecture projects that embody the everyday critical practice, including the recently completed Education Center for Knoxville’s Beardsley Community Farm.

This lecture is funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture fund.

Unless otherwise noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium in the Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. All are welcome.

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 5:30pm

Art and Architecture Building, 109/McCarty Auditorium
1715 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Architecture & Design


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public



College of Architecture and Design

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Mark Stanley

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