3 March, Sharon Haar: Campus Urbanism

2016_lecture_Sharon Haar_PosterDepartment of Architecture
Shanghai Study Center
2016 SPRING Public Lecture Series

Speaker: Sharon Haar
Lecture Title: Architect, Professor and Architecture Program Chair of Tubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
Date: 3 March, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 19:30 – 20:00
Venue: HKU/Shanghai Study Centre
Address: 298 Bei Suzhou Lu (close to Sichuan Bei Lu), Hongkou District, Shanghai
(Subway Line 10, Tiantong Rd)

Campus Urbanism

Campus Urbanism frames the university campus as both container for education and network of knowledge allowing us to understand how the idea of the campus as a community dedicated to the exchange of ideas and the production of knowledge is being internalized in large-scale urban university buildings at the same time that distance learning and MOOCs (massive open online courses) are breaking down the boundaries that define access to higher education. It explores these competing phenomena and how they play simultaneously with traditional images of the campus, while unsettling the historical spaces of learning and research.

Sharon Haar is professor and Chair of the Architecture program at TaubmanCollege at the University of Michigan. Her current research investigates therole of entrepreneurship, design innovation, and global networking in thetransformation of architectural practices devoted to social activism andhumanitarian relief.

Professor Haar’s publications include: The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago and Schools for Cities:Urban Strategies. Her articles and book reviews appear in journalsincluding the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal ofPlanning Education and Research, the Journal of the Society ofArchitectural Historians, Architect’s Newspaper, and ArchitecturalDesign. Her recent book chapters appear in: the Urban Ecologies Reader,Embodied Utopias, Shanghai Transforming, and On Location:Heritage Cities and Sites. She has presented her research in conferencesand lectures across the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

Professor Haar is the recipient of numerous grants frominstitutions including the Graham Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation,Fannie Mae Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and AmericanArchitecture Foundation. She is also the former Reviews Editor for the Journalof Architectural Education.

Professor Haar has taughtat Parsons School of Design in New York and at the University of Illinois atChicago where she was professor of architecture and the Associate Dean forResearch at the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. She received herBachelor of Art from Wesleyan University and her Master of Architecture fromPrinceton University.