Speaker: Cassim Shepard, Urban Omnibus
Time: Tuesday, March 1st, 1-3pm
Room: Avery 114
Title: Urban Omnibus and the Culture of Citymaking
Abstract: In this presentation, Cassim Shepard will discuss the premises, process and prospects of creating Urban Omnibus, an online publication of the Architectural League dedicated to redefining the culture of citymaking, and will reference other work Shepard has undertaken at the intersection of urban planning and creative media-making. The lecture will explore what it means to look at urbanism and cities as the sum of individual creative choices by policymakers, planners, architects, engineers, artists, activists, etc.
Bio: Cassim Shepard is the founding director and editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus, an online publication of The Architectural League of New York. Alongside his editorial role, he produces non-fiction media about the design, planning and experience of cities, buildings and places. He has lectured at New York University; Parsons, the New School for Design; the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India; and the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics. And he has exhibited work at the Musee de la civilisation, Quebec; the Cineteca di Bologna; the Salone del Mobile, Milan; and the Venice Architecture Biennale 2006. Shepard studied filmmaking at Harvard University, urban geography at the University of London and urban planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a Poiesis Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University.