Julia Walker’s article “No One Intends to Open an Airport” has been published in the most recent issue of Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal. The article explores the controversies surrounding Berlin’s airports, including the drawn-out construction of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (which opened last month, well overdue and overbudget) and the ad hoc use of the historic Tempelhof Airport as a refugee shelter in 2015.
The journal issue, titled Onus, contains essays and projects that examine the ethical questions and moral tensions arising during the ideation, development, completion, and aftermath of the architectural design process.
Nancy Um will deliver a lecture entitled, “Connecting People, Places, and Things: Itineraries of Chinese Porcelain in and around the Arabian Peninsula,” for the Yale Inter-Asia Initiative and the Yale Council on Middle East Studies, on Monday, November 30, 2020, at 5:30 pm. Registration for this online lecture via Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rm07wQoNQpqTec6KRuoDqw
Shannon Steiner’s talk, titled “Alchemy and the Luxury Arts in Byzantium,” will take place on Monday, November 9 as part of the international workshop “Alchemy in Byzantium: A Research Field on the Rise” organized by the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Το Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών) in Athens, Greece. Those interested in attending should email Dr. Steiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information, as this event is not open to the public.