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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?

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

Rahel Shawl
Cascieri 26: Architecture and Engagement

James Timberlake
Cascieri 25: Projects, Projectures

Blair Kamin
Cascieri 24: Unlocking the Beauty of Gates

Anupama Kundoo
Cascieri 23: Building Knowledge

Nicole Dosso
Cascieri 22: Innovation of the World Trade Center

Paul Doherty
Cascieri 21: The Legacy of Design Technology

Brendan MacFarlane
Cascieri 20: Stories and Histories

Aart Oxenaar
Cascieri 19: Educating Architects for a Transforming City

Anne Hawley
Cascieri 18: Time Starts

Steve Badanes
Cascieri 17: Jersey Devil: Architect as Artisan

Christy MacLear
Cascieri 16: Preserving the Modern

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

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

Dr. Herbert Benson
Cascieri 13: Spirit Matters

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

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

Richard Swett 
Cascieri 10: Design Diplomacy: The Influence Edge

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

Jill Medvedow
Cascieri 8: Art in the Public Realm

Michael Dukakis
Cascieri 7: The Politics of Creativity

Norman Leventhal
Cascieri 6: Boston, Past and Future

Robert Brown
Cascieri 5: Teaching Artists, Artists Teaching

Robert Campbell and Peter Vanderwarker
Cascieri 4: Cityscapes of Boston

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

Moshe Safdie
Cascieri 2: Language and Ethics in Architecture

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