LECTURE: Better Living in the Burbs | Clare Robinson

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Faith Lutheran Church (Designed by Arthur Brown, 1951)
3925 East 5th Street
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Saturday, October 10.
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Join Clare Robinson, Ph.D. for a presentation that surveys the lineage of physical planning, architectural design, propaganda, and promise of suburbs in the United States, from the late nineteenth century through the postwar period. Examples illustrate how the mid-century suburbs borrowed from past precedents to create environments that fulfilled the aspirations of the architects and developers who built them and the dreams of families that lived within them. Robinson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Arizona, where she teaches courses in modern architectural history and theory. Robinson received a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Art from Smith College. Her current research examines architecture and planning in the mid-twentieth century, focusing on college campuses for their educational, social, and economic import during the postwar period.