PennDesign Black Student Alliance

Schedule of Events


5:30 – 6:15pm Registration/Opening Reception | Meyerson Hall

6:30- 8:00pm Fashion Show (Co-Sponsored with PennDesign’s EPED Club) featuring clothing made of recycled materials

8:00- 9:00pm Networking Reception

9:00 – 10:00am Registration | Claudia Cohen Hall

10:00 – 11:45am Panel I - Re|New : Rebuilding after natural disasters | Claudia Cohen Hall
featuring: Rodney Leon, Anuradha Mathur & Lawrence Vale

This panel will feature professionals and academics who have explored ways in which design has been implemented after natural disasters all over the world. This panel will be both a showcase of strategies and a discussion of best practices for ways to include displaced populations within the discussion of the rebuilding of their homes.

12:00 – 1:30pm Networking Luncheon | Meyerson Hall Galleries

1:45 – 3:00pm Panel II - Re|Vive, The Crisis of Cities: Rebuilding after economic disasters | Claudia Cohen Hall
featuring: Randall Mason, Brian Phillips, & Laura Wolf-Powers

This panel will feature professionals and academics who are working to reinvigorate various cities around the country that are suffering from declining populations, economic disinvestment, and a combination of other issues due to economic blows to city economies.

3:15 - 4:15 Keynote Lecture - featuring Elijah Anderson | Claudia Cohen Hall

4:30 - 6:00 Closing Reception | Claudia Cohen Hall

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