Theaster Gates and Dan Pitera

NewDay and R. Allen Eskew Memorial Lectures


Theaster Gates and Dan Pitera will present their work through the lens of art, architecture and resilience during this collaborative speaker event hosted by the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking and the Tulane School of Architecture.

NewDay Distinguished Speaker and artist Theaster Gates creates work that focuses on space theory and land development, sculpture and performance. Drawing on his interest and training in urban planning and preservation, Gates redeems spaces that have been left behind.

Dan Pitera is self-described political and social activist masquerading as an architect. He views the design profession as an essential force in establishing human relationships and engagement. He is nationally acclaimed as a leader in the Public Interest Design field and his center won the prestigious Whitney M. Young Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2017.

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