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  1. May 21, 2021Grove opens at the Venice Biennale of Architecture
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  2. May 17, 2021Venice Biennale GROVE sneak peek
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    The Living Architecture Systems Group’s GROVE project opens this month at the Venice Biennale. The pool-shaped form in the middle acts as a kind of well that will receive a CGI-based film entitled Grove Cradle. 40 channels of sound will weave in and out around it, enacting a death-to-life-to-death cycle that includes mineral, liquid and organic forms rising and transforming into a child’s form who wakes and explores, touching and communicating hesitantly. Sound includes extracts from Flaubert’s Temptations of St.

  3. May 14, 2021Babyn Yar synagogue opens in Ukraine
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    A synagogue designed by Basel-based architect Manuel Herz for the Babyn Yar site in Kyiv, Ukraine, held it's official opening. It is a pop-up synagogue that stands in the tradition of the wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe that were all destroyed during the Holocaust. It is a building that is inspired by the children’s pop-up book.

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  1. June 10 to July 15, 20212021 Distinguished International Visiting Scholar Program
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  2. June 16, 2021Paniz Moayeri | Your Passport Doesn’t Work Here: Asylum, Space, and Iranian Queer Heritage
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    In this talk, Moayeri will explore the concept of Iranian queer heritage through case studies of spaces that have shaped the experiences of Iranian LGBTQ+ refugees to Toronto in Iran, Turkey, and Canada. In addition to this presentation of her graduate research, Moayeri will speak to her approach towards this personal topic and discuss thoughts on future research about queer space.

  3. June 21, 2021Lisa Heschong - Visual and Thermal Delight in Architecture
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    The 2B studio is sharing a speaker event with the larger community. Lisa Heschong, author of the seminal Thermal Delight in Architecture, will be sharing her new book with us Visual Delight in Architecture. It will be discussed broadly through the trajectory of her career, and will focus on topics especially central to the 2B term including microclimates, environment, and the concept of nature.

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