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Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities

Wall House One to One, 13th Venice Biennale; © 2012 Andreas Deffner

About the Cascieri Lectureship

The Dean Arcangelo Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities was established by the BAC Alumni Association in 1992 to honor the spirit of volunteerism. Each year, the BAC invites a distinguished speaker to present a public lecture on the many ways in which architecture and design interact with other disciplines, an enrich our common life. It is thanks to our volunteers, as well as the donors and sponsors who contribute so generously to the Cascieri Lectureship Fund, that the lectureship is made possible.

Cascieri 29: Each One Inspire One: A Battle Cry for Design Activism

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to present the 29th lecture in the Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities series featuring Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton on April 8, 2021.

The lecture, A Battle Cry for Design Activism, seeks to deepen the anti-racism movement that is bubbling up within the design disciplines. Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton will share her own inspiration as an activist, architect, and educator. "The bravery of the nine high school students who faced racial terrorism when they volunteered to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957 has influenced the trajectory of my career that seeks to amplify the voices of low-income youth of color who work hands-on to salvage their disinvested communities. It has also influenced a very separate trajectory that navigates a slippery slope between equipping already privileged students with the skills to achieve mainstream success while also encouraging their agency to disrupt an unjust status quo."

Past Cascieri Lectures

Dr. Mahesh Daas
Cascieri 28: Being Human Being Robot: How Will We _______ Together?
2020

Mabel O. Wilson
Cascieri 27: Memory/Race/Nation: The Politics of Modern Memorials
2019

Rahel Shawl
Cascieri 26: Architecture and Engagement
2018

James Timberlake
Cascieri 25: Projects, Projectures
2017

Blair Kamin
Cascieri 24: Unlocking the Beauty of Gates
2016

Anupama Kundoo
Cascieri 23: Building Knowledge
2015

Nicole Dosso
Cascieri 22: Innovation of the World Trade Center
2014

Paul Doherty
Cascieri 21: The Legacy of Design Technology
2013

Brendan MacFarlane
Cascieri 20: Stories and Histories
2012

Aart Oxenaar
Cascieri 19: Educating Architects for a Transforming City
2011
 

Anne Hawley
Cascieri 18: Time Starts
2010 

Steve Badanes
Cascieri 17: Jersey Devil: Architect as Artisan
2009

Christy MacLear
Cascieri 16: Preserving the Modern
2008 

Janet Marie Smith
Cascieri 15: Out of the Park...
2007 

Paolo Soleri
Cascieri 14: The Architecture of Place-The Place of Architecture
2006 

Dr. Herbert Benson
Cascieri 13: Spirit Matters
2005

Andrew Cuomo
Cascieri 12: Give Me Shelter-Building Communities in Need
2004 

Iain Mackintosh
Cascieri 11: Standing Toom Only: An Exploration of the Audience's Place, Position and Posture from the Rose of Marlowe and Shakespeare to Fenway Park
2003 

Richard Swett 
Cascieri 10: Design Diplomacy: The Influence Edge
2002

Jorge Silvetti
Cascieri 9: The Pritzker Architecture Prize: A Juror's Perspective
2001 

Jill Medvedow
Cascieri 8: Art in the Public Realm
2000

Michael Dukakis
Cascieri 7: The Politics of Creativity
1999

Norman Leventhal
Cascieri 6: Boston, Past and Future
1998 

Robert Brown
Cascieri 5: Teaching Artists, Artists Teaching
1997 

Robert Campbell and Peter Vanderwarker
Cascieri 4: Cityscapes of Boston
1996 

Christopher Lydon
Cascieri 3: The Jane Jacobs Connection: City Design and Citizen Reality in Boston
1995 

Moshe Safdie
Cascieri 2: Language and Ethics in Architecture
1994 

H. Morse Payne
Cascieri 1: The Genesis of 10 Towns: Urban Design in 17th Century New England
1993