Jean France, one of our wonderful trustees, has alerted us to a fascinating-sounding lecture that’s coming up this week. Carla Yanni, whom Jean describes as “a rising star in architectural history, as well as being a Rochester native and a University of Rochester alumna,” will give a talk titled, “The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States.” Read more about the topic here.
The lecture will be at Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 25.
I’m in the midst of preparing a presentation myself (so what am I doing procrastinating on this blog? Excellent question) – tomorrow (Sept. 24) at noon I’ll give a lecture on the topic of historic preservation and sustainability. I’ll be speaking at MCC’s Brighton campus, on the 4th floor of the library. Visitors may park (or at least look for parking) at the meters in the entry loop.
My talk tomorrow is just one of many presentations that the preservation division has planned for the coming months. Cynthia Howk gives frequent lectures on architectural styles, local architectural history, and appreciating the architecture in your community. In addition to tomorrow’s sustainability talk, I’ve recently spoken on 20th-century architecture and on Rochester’s Olmsted parks, and Rebecca Rowe talks to audiences about her areas of expertise, including real estate and city living. We enjoy these opportunities to get out and share our knowledge, and we welcome invitations to speak at all kinds of events.
Posted by Katie Eggers Comeau, Advocacy Coordinator