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Urban designer, planner and theoretician Michael Sorkin will deliver the 31st annual Clara M. Southworth Lecture at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Given Auditorium of the Bixler Art and Music Center. Sorkin’s lecture “The City After Now” is open to the public free of charge.
Sorkin is head of the Michael Sorkin Studio in New York City, a design practice devoted to practical and theoretical projects on all scales with a special interest in city planning. Recent projects include master-planning in Hamburg and Schwerin, Germany, planning for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, campus planning at the University of Chicago, and studies of the Manhattan waterfront, a theater complex in Taiwan, and a “green village” in Japan. Sorkin’s studio is the recipient of several awards, including three I.D. Awards and a Progressive Architecture Award.
Sorkin received his architectural training at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is professor of architecture and director of the Graduate Urban Design Program at New York’s City College. Previously he was professor of urbanism and director of the Institute of Urbanism at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Sorkin is currently contributing editor at Architectural Record, I.D. and Metropolis magazines.