The University of Pennsylvania has recently released a set of guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, which include restrictions on events and campus access, and the temporary closure of Penn’s arts centers. The Sachs Program will do its best to update our website to reflect any resultant cancellations. We also encourage you to visit the host sites for all events to confirm details. Ongoing events, such as exhibitions, will remain listed on our site for the time being.
Through our website and newsletter, The Sachs Program highlights events, performances, exhibitions, and other forms of public engagement on and off campus. Most of what we list is neither produced nor directly supported by The Sachs Program. Our intent is to point you to the great things happening at Penn and driven by Penn faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Penn is a destination for the arts. Happenings are what we think you should be experiencing now.
Tuesday 26 MayLexi Voss of the Penn Biomedical Library Leads Introduction to Illustrator: Scientific Diagrams
Lexi Voss, Visualizationist for the Penn Biomedical Library, will walk you through the basics of Illustrator and get you on the path to professional diagrams and figures. Want to create publication quality figures? Join us to learn the basics of Illustrator for scientists and improve your papers and posters. Registration is required to receive workshop materials. Hope to see you then!
Tuesday 26 MayVirtual Workshop “Intro to Adobe Premiere” with Scribe Video Center
Ryan Saunders will lead an accelerated workshop teaches participants essential skills needed to edit any video in Premiere Pro whether it’s a 3 minute trailer or an hour-long documentary. Scribe Video Center is a place where emerging and experienced media artists can gain access to the tools and knowledge of video making and work together in a supportive environment. Scribe provides training in all aspects of film, video and audio production.
Wednesday 3 JuneVirtual Penn Museum Lecture “How Did they Survive? the Aftermath of Chernobyl”
Adriana Petryna, Ph.D., Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in Anthropology Director, MD-PhD Program in Anthropology, lecture on what it means to face a legacy of incomplete knowledge about Chernobyl’s public health consequences. Accounting for these is not a closed matter, but hinges on what kinds of research and investments are applied, and over what timescale. A needed reckoning with complex truths can pave the way for better responses to future disasters.
Monday 5 OctoberEsra Akcan: Right-to-Heal: Architecture and Transitional Justice
Esra Akcan is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for European Studies at Cornell AAP. Akcan has authored more than 100 articles on the intertwined histories of Europe and West Asia, critical and postcolonial theory, architectural photography, migration and diasporas, translation, and contemporary architecture.
Wednesday 7 OctoberThe Cunningham Lecture: Michael Webb
Michael Webb was born in Henley-on-Thames, England, in 1937. He studied architecture intermittently at the then Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture (now the University of Westminster) between the years 1953 and 1972. A project he designed during his fourth year at the Polytechnic found its way, owing to a curious set of circumstances, into an exhibition at MoMA New York entitled "Visionary Architecture" in 1960.
Monday 2 NovemberSophie Hochhäusl: Memories of the Resistance: The Defiant Life of a Female Architect, 1938-1945
Sophie Debiasi Hochhäusl is an Assistant Professor for Architectural History and Theory at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Before joining the Faculty at the Weitzman School, she was the Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced study at Harvard University. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.